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Tech Intern (Summer 2024)



Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024


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 failed 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 gridlock and achieve meaningful reforms. Together, we can move America forward.

The Tech Intern will be part of the Technology team housed within the Digital Department, whose mission is to build and engage the supporter base needed to affect policy change.

We are seeking a highly-motivated intern who is excited by technology products that serve our users across web and mobile. We're looking for someone who is eager to learn about and participate in the generation of tech products from conceptualization to launch. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for technology, an interest in advocacy, and a passion for moving the dialogue forward on immigration reform and criminal justice reform.

Candidates should be available to work full-time this summer for 4 - 6 months. Interns are paid $20/hr, plus benefits. The internship will operate on a hybrid schedule, where the intern will be expected to work on-site at the Oakland, California office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the option to work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.

For consideration, please submit the following materials.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter


  • Learn to build different web products using Wordpress, Eventbrite, and other platforms for FWD.us Immigration campaigns and I Am an Immigrant.
  • Assist with data pulls and writing data reports using Google Analytics and other data tools for FWD.us Immigration web products.
  • Support the Tech team with regular maintenance of our web products and projects through quality assurance, bug/issue monitoring, ticket filing, and process documentation.
  • Work closely across teams and departments and gain first-hand experience across multiple issue-areas.
  • Be part of a team responsible for building products and technology tools in real time to fast-moving political events at the federal, state, and local level.


  • Team player who is flexible and adaptive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong communication and time-management skills
  • Can responsibly manage multiple projects without sacrificing quality
  • Creative, detail-oriented and persistent “can-do” attitude
  • Problem-solver motivated to launch, iterate, and try new solutions
  • Passionate about digital innovation and joining a team dedicated to achieving policy wins at the state and national levels

This position will be expected to work on-site in the Oakland, CA office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.


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 be better at our jobs day to day. We see our internal commitment to diversity to be reflective of how we view the world and the changes we want to see become reality.

This organization is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, 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.

Whenever possible, the company makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law. Employees who would like to request a reasonable accommodation should contact Management.