Alliance for Gun Responsibility
The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence. We support the Second Amendment right of citizens to own guns. We also believe with that right comes basic responsibilities. As a society we are responsible for keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and promoting solutions that reduce gun violence. While DC remains in gridlock, we have the opportunity to make historic change here in Washington.
The Organizing Internship is a paid position and will be responsible for carrying out aspects of the legislative outreach strategy working in Seattle, Olympia, and the surrounding Puget Sound region. The role will work with partnership organizations and grassroots action to support The Alliance’s legislative priorities. The Organizing Internship will grow and activate our membership, energize supports to contact their legislators, and coordinate lobby days in Olympia.
The Organizing Internship will:
· Recruit supporters to become members of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility
· Activate members, partnering organizations, and grassroots network to contact their legislators
· Execute aspects of lobby days in Olympia
· Recruit and manage volunteers
· Manage volunteer lists and databases
· Operate phone banks and outreach events, outside of typical business hours
· Make appointments for volunteers with legislators
Skills and Qualifications
Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously.
Candidates will preferably have field organizing experience.
Candidates with a passion for gun violence prevention or a personal relationship to the issue of gun violence are preferred.
The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of common tools including the Voter Activation Network and understanding of how the legislative process works.
This position will require trips to and from Olympia and thus access to a vehicle and valid driver's license are necessary.
Ability to work evenings and weekends from time to time.
How to Apply
This Organizing Internship is a paid position. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Dan@wagunresponsibility.org