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Progress Missouri Internships and Fellowships

Offered by: Progress Missouri
Location: Columbia and/or St. Louis, MO
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Sean Soendker Nicholson at [email protected].

About Progress Missouri

Progress Missouri is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. Year round, Progress Missouri will work to engage citizens from across the state around issues of immediate state or local concern. Our mission is to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems. But we don’t do that on our own – we work as a communications team for the entire progressive community. We’re a marketing department for progressive ideas – a campaign that never stops. We work year-round to challenge conservative propaganda in the media and make sure that progressive perspectives are heard. By working together and uniting around issues important to Missouri residents, we will:

  • Build a stronger progressive movement in Missouri. We will use innovative, internet-based organizing and communications strategies and tactics to dramatically expand active public support for progressive issues and policies.
  • Secure major advances in progressive public policy. Working with other progressive groups, we will use the power of real people to encourage bold policy changes.

Communications Fellows and Interns will work directly with Progress Missouri’s staff to develop and execute proactive communication campaigns to reach Missourians in print, television and online channels. The people we’re looking for will have:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Comfort making calls to press and coalition partners
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • Knowledge and interest in local and national politics
  • Flexibility to work new projects as needed
  • Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week

Research Fellows and Interns will work as part of the research team to collect data, track and analyze key issues, and will help conceptualize, research and write issue memos, blogs and other documents. The people we’re looking for will be

  • Strong writers
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Passionate about state and national politics
  • Able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week

Graphic Design Fellows will develop compelling online and print content to illustrate key policy positions, illuminate stories and move target audiences to action. Gain hands on experience and build your portfolio as we move Missouri forward together. The people we’re looking for will have:

  • Strong graphic design and typography skills with an eye for detail and craftsmanship.
  • Experience developing content for social media and email
  • Comfort with Adobe Creative Suite or other design software
  • The ability to work quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for social justice, an economy that works for everyone, and healthier communities