Annie U


Do you have a burning desire to make Texas a better place to live and work?  Are you a political junkie with a passion for issues that government can help solve? Do you cringe when things get mansplained? If so, you could be a great addition to Annie U’s next class of interns.

Annie’s List is now accepting applications for paid Summer 2018 internships based in Austin. Please email a one page resume and cover letter explaining your interest in Annie’s List and your preferred department to Ana Harris at [email protected]. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30th by 5:00 PM CST. We are specifically interested in rising Juniors and Seniors, but encourage all years to apply.

Annie’s List offers paid learning opportunities* for young leaders enrolled in college through our Annie U internship program. Each semester we interview and hire college students who are interested in the political process and creating better government to support our team. Annie U graduates have gone on to attend Annie’s List Campaign School, work on campaigns of our endorsed candidates around the state, join the Annie’s List staff, and hold key positions in the Texas Capitol. We require that interns work at least 10 hours per week.

We have four great options for plugging in and learning to match areas of college study and interests: political, communications, development and programs.

Political Department: learn what it takes to recruit, train and support candidates for future office. 

  • Assist in recruiting attendees for candidate trainings
  • Reach out to local elected officials and progressive allies on behalf of Annie’s List
  • Learn software pertinent to progressive campaigns (NGP & VAN)
  • Conduct political research
  • Help with tasks for other departments as needed

Communication Department:  learn how a political organization builds a following and its brand, provides marketing support to fundraising and events.

  • Assist in tracking press relevant to Annie’s List candidates and issues
  • Media monitoring for mentions of Annie’s List media mentions and social media listening
  • Draft copy for social media content, emails, press releases and website
  • Help with tasks for other departments as needed

Development (fundraising) Department: learn how to generate money for a political organization or campaign. 

  • Maintain database and spreadsheets
  • Conduct donor research
  • Prepare mailings and solicitations
  • Help with tasks for other departments as needed

Programs Department: learn how to plan and deliver meaningful support to candidates and their staff.

  • Help identify strategic training locations and local partners
  • Assist in recruiting attendees for candidate trainings
  • Plan event logistics and contribute to delivery
  • Help with tasks for other departments as needed

Here’s what makes a great Annie U intern candidate:

  • Strong interest in promoting women to political power
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible schedules

* If needed, our staff can work with students to gain course credit.