Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research in Seventy’s core mission areas of campaign finance, elections and voting, government reform, and ethics and transparency.
  • Preparing materials and supporting logistics of candidate debates or issue forums in the current election season.
  • Assisting individuals who contact Seventy's office or submit inquiries via email. Fellows will be trained in the basics of Philadelphia government and politics with an emphasis on elections and voting procedures.
  • Developing and editing Seventy’s web and social media content. Important tasks may include monitoring and analyzing metrics to guide the organization’s content and engagement strategy. Fellows will also have the opportunity to create new, innovative social media campaigns and work with digital media experts to learn the basics of message targeting, analytics and maintaining a Google grant.
  • Attending meetings or forums with representatives of government and community groups.
  • Assisting with fundraising, marketing or development projects including prospect and foundation research, events, and grant writing

Applicants with academic backgrounds in law, public policy, history or political science are encouraged to apply; however, we consider strong interest in Seventy’s nonpartisan mission to be more important than matching coursework.

All candidates must have (1) a strong academic record; (2) excellent research and writing skills; and (3) experience or interest in political and/or governmental issues at the local and state level. High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel is advantageous. Other skills can be picked up along the way. Hours and duration are negotiable.

Download the full job description as a PDF document.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Dan Bright, Director of Operations, at