Fall Communications Intern

Washington, District of Columbia, United States · Communications

Description

The Fairness Project (TFP) seeks a Communications Intern to join our team beginning in fall of 2019 and help us advance economic fairness across the country.


In this internship, you may:

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Benefits

About The Fairness Project:

The Fairness Project, a 501(c)(4), supports ballot initiative campaigns and raises national awareness of the need to bring economic fairness to tens of millions of people. The Fairness Project puts political power directly into the hands of voters, empowering them to enact the economic policies they want for themselves and their communities.

We provide funding directly to ballot initiative campaigns, and provide ongoing support that give these campaigns the cutting edge tools to build broad grassroots support and ensure success on Election Day. Services include digital outreach and social media, data and analytics, strategic planning and advice, opinion research, media support, and national campaign coordination.

In 2016, The Fairness Project partnered with ballot initiative campaigns to raise the minimum wage and, in some states, require employers to provide paid sick leave. All four initiatives that appeared on the ballot this Election Day were approved by voters, raising wages for more than 2 million working Americans and passing paid sick days for 1.9 million. Combined with earlier campaign victories in Washington D.C. and California, The Fairness Project harnessed the power of ballot initiatives to raise the wage for roughly 8 million workers and their families in 2016.

In 2017, The Fairness Project played a critical role in making Maine the first state to expand Medicaid by ballot measure – ever! We invested early money; coordinated with the campaign on the ground to develop highly accurate polling, effective paid media and a successful campaign strategy; and elevated the effort in the national media. Because of this ballot initiative, 70,000 Mainers will now have coverage.

In 2018, we supported winning ballot measures to expand Medicaid in three states and raise the minimum wage in two more.

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