Policy Intern at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Nextdoor’s communications and policy team is seeking a high-energy, organized, passionate Policy Intern to assist with the development of several critical corporate initiatives throughout the summer of 2019. We’re looking for someone with strong oral and written communication skills, detail-oriented, comfortable multitasking, and thrives in a busy, fast-paced environment. If you’re looking for a high-visibility, high-impact, and rewarding position, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Track and monitor policy issues that could impact Nextdoor’s mission and manifesto, and make recommendations on positions on these issues
  • Research news trends related to relevant corporate social responsibility on local and national levels
  • Assist with writing policy-related content for the Nextdoor blog
  • Prepare documents for meetings with policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Connect with Nextdoor members to learn about their experiences on Nextdoor and provide recommendations based off feedback received
  • Help with researching, creating, and executing both internal & external events
  • Research and coordinate relevant partnerships for Nextdoor, such as Vote.org
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President of Policy
  • Assist with communications and policy team’s daily administrative tasks

 Requirements:

  • Experience in public policy and passion for the process of government, elections, civic engagement, and how it all intersects with technology
  • Current college student or recent graduate who has studied Political Science, Government, Communications, English, or equivalent course of study
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Social media proficient
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Competent in Keynote
  • Ability to multitask and work well with team members in a fast-paced environment
  • Deep interest in national/local news, trends, community, and social media
  • Passion for Nextdoor’s product and mission

Benefits

  • The opportunity to work closely with Nextdoor’s Vice President of Policy & Communications and collaborate with an entrepreneurial team on a powerful mission to change the world, one neighborhood at a time
  • Free catered dinners during the week, Monday through Thursday and lunch on Wednesdays
  • Fully stocked kitchen with drinks, snacks and candy
  • Shiny Apple products