Internship Opportunities


Susan Ellenberg for Supervisor campaign is looking for energetic, go-getter internship candidates to work out of our office in San Jose. Work will include neighbor contact, volunteer management, database maintenance, social media communications, and community engagement. Hours can be flexible based upon each intern’s personal availability.

This role is ideal for anyone looking to build valuable relationships with community leaders in Santa Clara County.

About you:

  • Outgoing. You’re going to be talking to people. A lot. Community organizing is about exactly that: building community.
  • Flexible. Community organizing isn’t a typical 9 to 5. Some days, you might be flexing your research muscles, others might be spent in the neighborhood. You’ll learn to be a chameleon.
  • Creative. We’re experimenting with new digital platforms like Snapchat and Instagram to complement traditional contact methods. We like to think outside of the box, and it’d be great if you do too.
  • Driven. We’re competitive on our team. Contests are common.
  • Upbeat. We’re pragmatic optimists, always believing that challenges shouldn’t be discussed without solutions.

About us:

  • Hard working. There’s no “case of the Mondays” on our team. We’re determined to build the most successful program possible and pride ourselves on our work ethic.
  • Passionate. We wear our hearts on our sleeves, because it helps us build stronger relationships with our supporters and volunteers.
  • Diverse backgrounds. Susan has garnered the support of community, business, nonprofit, and elected officials. They represent different interests and have an array of priorities but all believe in the vision of our campaign to advocate tirelessly for families and children of Santa Clara County.

Nice to haves:

  • Canvassing or sales experience.
  • Knowledge of Santa Clara County neighborhoods and organizations.
  • Reliable transportation


All interested applicants should e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and any relevant school internship or volunteer information to [email protected].