Campaign Internships

Internships are a crucial part of a campaign and community. Robert himself got his start in politics as an intern, where he felt empowered to use his voice to advocate for others, something he has continued to do throughout his entire life.

Our internship program is focused on empowering young people to be invested in organizing on a local and national level. With professional development opportunities, participants from all over our district and country, and a commitment to making sure the diversity of our program reflects our district, there is no other internship program like ours.

We are currently accepting summer interns. Prior campaign experience is not needed – we’d love to be your first campaign!

Full description of our internship

Who is Robert Zimmerman?

Robert Zimmerman is a candidate for Congress in NY3 seeking the Democratic nomination for an open seat that encompasses parts of Long Island and Queens. 

Robert has protested oppressive wars, marched for civil rights, demanded social and environmental justice, and started a successful small business. Growing up as a closeted gay man on Long Island, he understands the importance of using his voice to advocate for marginalized people.

We are here to build a grassroots movement that fights for gun safety, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, reproductive rights, and climate protection

More info on Robert: https://zimmermanforcongress.com/meet-robert/

Overview of our Summer Program

We’re recruiting summer interns to be a part of our winning Campaign Team!

Interns will get experience with all parts of the campaign, from comms, to field, to event planning, to research, to fundraising.

Additionally, we will be facilitating political networking, professional development, and resume feedback.

Time Commitment: Internships are 7 hours per week, with the opportunity to give more hours if interested

Program Duration: The summer Intern program runs from Monday, May 9th to the Primary Election on August 23rd. We are accepting applicants until July 1st.

To apply, fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/GuSqFL6XfTZPbGgZ9

Internship Specifics

  • Weekly goals for door knocking or phone banking
  • Must attend weekly meeting via Zoom
  • Will also be assigned to a special project

FAQ

  • I’m going on a summer vacation, can I still do the internship?
    • Of course! If you’re gone 2 weeks or less, that will definitely work. If more than that, you may want to consider just volunteering or discuss it with our internship coordinators.
  • I want to do more than 7 hours, what do I do?
    • Let our coordinators know how much time you’d like to give weekly, and what your interests are, and we will find more projects for you to work on!
  • I don’t have reliable access to transportation, or I don’t live on Long Island/in NY3. Can I still do the internship?
    • Of course! There are many virtual activities and organizing opportunities, and our programs are set up to be done from home if needed.
  • Ok, I want to be an intern What are the next steps?
    • Apply here: https://forms.gle/GuSqFL6XfTZPbGgZ9
    • If you are applying to be an intern, our Internship Coordinator Josh will reach out to you, tell you about our program, learn a bit about you, and discuss if you’re a good fit.
    • You will be sent an acceptance email, with some paperwork to sign and pick an onboarding time
    • Once you complete your Zoom onboarding, you’re on our team!
robert with interns

But don’t take our word for it, check out what our interns are saying about the program:

“This internship has allowed me to talk to voters, see behind the scenes of a political campaign, and even make new friends who care about the same issues as me. Being able to intern for this campaign is such meaningful work and it feels good to know that I may be a small part in improving Long Island by getting Robert to Congress.”Alice

“Interning for this campaign enables me to be a fly on the wall of a real-time Congressional campaign. I’ve drafted policy research, talked to voters, met with fellow interns, and bounced off ideas with Field Organizers. To be a student but also have a tangible impact on a political campaign is a unique opportunity.”Zafir

“Interning for this campaign really opens your eyes about those who live in your neighborhood or in another borough or county. Our campaign is a loving and compassionate community.”Emily