The Office of Erica Gilmore internship program provides an excellent opportunity to learn and serve through first-hand participation in government. The program is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and experiences that each intern can apply to future challenges and professional pursuits. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience by assisting professional staff with scheduling, advance, technology, new media, operations, communications, policy, political and research.
Nashville, Tennessee Internships
Internships will be located at the Office of Erica Gilmore in Nashville, Tennessee. Interns will be placed in a specific department at the headquarters but may also work on such projects as compiling and entering data, staffing the front desk, answering questions from constituents and assisting volunteers.
Interns will participate in a broad range of office activities, ensuring a thorough and well-rounded experience. Interns should expect a balance of work that includes working independently within your department and also working with fellow interns on group projects.
Scheduling/Advance - Interns will assist in managing Council Member Erica Gilmore's invitations. They will be responsible for helping track calls, relaying messages to scheduling staffers and acting as active liaisons to fellow OOEG departments.
New Media - Interns need to have web and online production ability and be a strong writer. Interns will assist with web video production, working to develop both the various video and web content OOEG staff produces. Interns will also work on all the video and content support submitted to the OOEG. Ideally, interns will video production skills. Interns will also work with department management.
Operations/Correspondence - 1.Call Center Duties related to the 615 number call center that could include but might not be limited to report writing, spreadsheet work, and follow up with callers. 2.Reception -Assist the front desk in answering and transferring office calls, greet visitors, and other front desk duties. 3. Correspondence - Assist in answering emails to the email@example.com account.
Communications - Communications interns will get a firsthand experience of the everyday functions of a press department. As a press intern, you would work daily with news outlets from around the county while monitoring breaking news stories. Your responsibilities would include monitoring blogs and newspapers, building and updating press lists, transcribing Council Member Gilmore's speeches and press appearances and assisting the communications staff with press requests. Prior experience in political/government communication is not required, but is helpful. Strong writing, communication, and problem-solving skills are necessary. Communications interns will work on 2 shifts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Direct Marketing - Direct Marketing intern duties include assisting in direct marketing projects - which includes helping execute the coordination of house parties, online campaigns, direct mail projects and phone banks. Interns will be expected to help answer constituent questions, send out the OOEG material packets and participate in grassroots events in the area. Familiarity with Google Drive (Google Sheets) and a plus, along with the willingness to work long hours and weekends--endless energy and commitment to changing the future of our country are desired.
Research/Policy – Interns will assist in transcribing, monitoring media, compiling and analyzing hard copies of newspapers, compiling and analyzing campaign finance reports. Policy interns needed to perform a range of tasks, which may include but are not limited to: answering the phone, running errands, helping to manage a database of volunteers, research, and various administrative tasks. We will accept applications from people with a range of backgrounds.
Applying to be an Intern
Applicants for the program should submit the following materials:
- A completed application form three essay questions
- A current resume
- A short statement explaining why you want to be an intern for the Office of Erica Gilmore
- A copy of your most recent transcript
- A letter of recommendation
To be considered for an internship, please submit your completed application, essay questions and resume by September 4, 2018. Please submit your application via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can upload it to the website.
Given the volume of incoming applications, we will not be able to acknowledge receipt or return any of the materials we receive. Failure to meet any of the above-mentioned requirements may delay or prevent the review of your application.
Session Dates and Application Deadline
Application DEADLINE: September 4, 2018
Summer Session: September 17, 2018 – November 2, 2018.
Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Are internships paid?
Interns work on a voluntary basis and do not receive financial compensation for their work. Interns must provide their own housing and transportation. Funding for internships may be available through university stipends or private scholarship sources.
Who is eligible to apply?
All currently enrolled undergraduate students who have a desire to invest in policies that create "One Nashville", or able to work full time (40 hours per work week), may be considered.
Awarding academic credit for an internship is at the discretion of your college or university. However, we will assist you in providing appropriate information as requested by your school. Arrangements for credit should be made before you begin the internship.
My statements on this form, and any attachments to it, are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. I understand that knowingly false answers will lead to the rejection of my application or immediate dismissal from the program.