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2019-2020 Internship

Launched in January 2017, Stand Up Republic (SUR), a 501(c)(4) grassroots organization, is a cross-partisan leader in the movement to protect and strengthen American democracy. Leveraging its national and state-based media and grassroots capabilities, SUR conducts advocacy, issue and candidate-related campaigns across the country to advance:

  • Accountable Government

  • Electoral Reform

  • Healthy Media

  • Multicultural Society

Reporting to the Project Manager, interns assist in all aspects of the SUR’s activities. SUR is a dynamic organization engaged in critical work to strengthen American democracy in this time of challenge. As such, this internship is an opportunity to gain broad, hands-on political experience and knowledge.


  • Conducting research

  • Assisting strategic planning

  • Overseeing administrative operations 

  • Contributing to content creation

  • Managing member engagement

  • Attending relevant congressional hearings 


SUR is seeking intern candidates who are currently enrolled in a Washington, DC area college or University or who are involved in a D.C. semester program with a University outside of D.C. Candidates must have volunteer, professional or coursework experience with American politics. Strong candidates are self-starters and able to manage a variety of concurrent projects related to communications, administrative operations, grassroots, development, and more. Interns will work closely with senior staff in all areas of the organization.  SUR Interns receive a monthly stipend.    Internship Dates SUR is accepting applications for intern candidates over the following time periods. These times can be flexible due to differing school calendars:   Fall, 2019 | September-December Winter/Spring, 2020 | January-April Summer, 2020 | May-August   If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your application and a cover letter to