Operations Intern (Fall 2023)
FWD.us is a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when more individuals are able to achieve their full potential. For too long, our broken immigration and criminal justice systems have locked too many people out of the American dream. Founded by leaders in the technology and business communities, we seek to grow and galvanize political support to break through partisan gridlock and achieve meaningful reforms. Together, we can move America forward.
The FWD.us Operations team works to support the daily internal operations and ensures that all processes are running efficiently and effectively. The Operations intern will work closely with team members from every department on a wide variety of projects. The environment is fast-paced and the projects are big, but the impact is real and meaningful. We are looking for team members who are passionate about our organization’s mission, excited to grow and develop our team, and ready to shape their own futures.
Candidates should be available to work part time OR full time M-F between the hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm EST for 3-4 months. Interns are paid $20/hr, plus benefits. This position will be expected to work on-site in the Washington, D.C office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.
For consideration, please submit a resume, a cover letter and contact information for two references on or before September 15, 2023. We are looking for someone to begin on September 25, 2023.
WHO YOU ARE
- Flexible and adaptive in a fast-paced team environment
- Clear, confident, and professional when writing, speaking, and presenting
- Multitasker who can manage multiple projects without sacrificing quality
- Experienced user of office and document management programs (Microsoft Office, Google Apps)
- Detail-oriented and strong with mathematics and computation - experience in or studying business is a plus
- Ambitious and driven to develop your skills and to play a role in our advocacy efforts
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Supports the office operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work
- Assist with the development and implementation of operational processes and procedures
- Tracking and resolving invoices, managing payment processes, and working with third-party vendors
- Facilitate inter-departmental communication (e-mail, setting up meetings, recording minutes, conducting follow-up)
- Provide support for events and projects where needed
- Gain valuable experience and training as part of a growing and influential nonprofit organization
- Dedication to the mission of FWD.us and sensitivity to issues of migration and criminalization of disenfranchised people
- Must have a strong interest in policy, government, and/or community organizing
- Strong organizational skills, with the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments, and deadlines
- Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a collaborative team
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
FWD values the health and safety of our staff, their families, and our community. In support of these values, all FWD staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted. If selected for this job, incoming hires are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Requests for reasonable accommodations or exceptions related to medical or religious reasons will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.
Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity
We are an organization committed to making the world a better place for all people. Diversity is a source of our strength, and allows us to make better decisions, be more impactful, and excel at our jobs day to day. We see our internal commitment to diversity as reflective of how we view the world and the changes we want to see become reality.
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. The company strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, training, discipline and termination.
The organization understands that too often what are viewed as the traditional credentials are subjective criteria that exclude historically marginalized communities and act as barriers to hiring and recruiting the best candidates.
As part of FWD’s best hiring practices, we do not have educational requirements for any of our jobs. Many of our jobs do require specific interpersonal, skill-based, technical, policy or other requirements and applicants for those jobs will be evaluated based on their level of expertise, to include lived experience and work experience - which could have taken place at an educational institution or elsewhere.
FWD.us believes in fair chances and employment opportunities that benefit everyone. Ensuring that people who have had contact with the criminal justice system--including incarceration for serious offenses and substantial periods of time--have the opportunities upon their release to fully succeed and contribute to this country is central to our work and is a value to which we are absolutely committed to uphold in how we operate and who we hire. We do not conduct criminal background checks on applicants, unless required by state or federal law for specific roles.
The company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to allow such persons to perform the essential functions of their jobs, to the extent required by law. Employees or applicants who would like to request a reasonable accommodation should contact Management. The company will also, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices.
Applicants directly impacted by the criminal justice or immigration systems are strongly encouraged to apply.