Opportunities & Internships

Promote participation in democracy

HeadCount is adding Team Leaders all across the country. Team Leaders are the heart and soul of HeadCount and are the people most responsible for registering thousands of voters at concerts, festivals, and community events. They represent the organization any time a HeadCount-affiliated artist appears in the team’s metropolitan area. Within their metro, Team Leaders also work with venues, promoters, and community event organizers to identify the best local opportunities to register voters.


This means organizing and scheduling teams of volunteers (using HeadCount’s volunteer portal), training new volunteers and managing the process of setting up a voter registration table at an event. It also involves directly interfacing with staff at local concert venues and tour production crews from our affiliated bands.

Team Leaders also reach into their community to identify gaps in voter registration access and provide registration services. This could be at high schools, street fairs, or other relevant community events. The goal is for at least 25% of annual activations to come from community events.

Team Leaders must be reliable, professional, and good communicators. Most of all, they need to inspire volunteers to work together toward a common goal. If you love music and consider yourself a natural leader, this may be the position for you.

This is considered a volunteer position, but Team Leaders are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,500.

Requirements

  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • Flexible schedule allowing you to be on site at concerts before doors open
  • Natural leadership ability
  • Commitment to following protocol
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line "Team Leader" to [email protected].
Students with an interest in politics, music or grassroots organizing can channel their passions by interning with HeadCount. This is an opportunity to get invaluable hand-on experience and make an important contribution to a dynamic and growing organization. Our interns work side-by-side with seasoned staffers and play an important role from day one. Many of our interns have been offered and accepted full-time position with HeadCount and others have landed jobs within the music industry and at other non-profits.

Responsibilities

  • Attending concerts and registering voters
  • Content creation (blogging, drafting and proofreading documents, social media, creating excel data sheets, research, compiling music playlists)
  • Grassroots and community outreach (volunteer program planning, conference calls)
  • Artist relations (identifying potential artist partners, tracking concert schedules, coordinating events)
  • Voter registration administration (researching election dates and deadlines, routing voter registration forms to election boards, communicating directly with voters)
  • General non-profit management and administration.
College credit is available. Requires a minimum of 15 hours (Fall and Spring) or 30 hours (Summer) per week, during business hours. Our office is located in the Garment District of Manhattan.

Qualifications

  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Nonprofit or social activist experience a plus
  • Proficiency required in MS Office programs
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills required
Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with "HeadCount Intern" in the subject line.
HeadCount.org, a non-profit organization that stages large scale voter registration drives at concerts and other public gatherings, offers field internships to college students interested in political organizing. We provide a unique opportunity to learn leadership and organizing skills, while mobilizing fellow students and also experiencing great music! Interns will set up voter registration tables at their campuses and educate their campus community about voting regulations that affect students, while also working directly with local concert venues and concert promoters to stage voter registration at live music events. You will be closely supervised via weekly check-in calls and a structured itinerary, but also have the freedom to manage your time independently and take a unique, original approach to leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Lead 12-15 voter registration drives at local concerts or campus events
  • Learn local and national voter registration guidelines
  • Participate in weekly conference calls
  • Communicate directly with school officials to obtain authorization for all on-campus activity
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Be responsible for voter registration forms and their submission
  • Create educational resources to inform campus on local elections and other voter information
  • Participate in HeadCount’s digital media efforts

Qualifications

  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Strong work ethic, maturity and accountability
  • Natural leadership ability
  • Ability to organize peers
Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with “HeadCount Field Intern” in the subject line.
The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will work on daily tasks to help promote upcoming HeadCount events and election information. Responsibilities:
  • Content creation
    • Blogs, social media copy, email copy
  • Assist in responding to media requests from reporters
  • Outbound pitching of stories to reporters
  • Assist in posting on all of HeadCount’s social media 
  • Data tracking performance of HeadCount social media posts and emails 
  • Assisting with the development of proactive digital media strategy
  • Help execute outbound text messages 
Qualifications
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Attention to detail and proofreading skills required
  • Knowledgeable in social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Strong Organization skills
College credit is available. Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with “HeadCount  Marketing Intern” in the subject line
Regional coordinators oversee 5 to 8 "Team Leaders." They organize, motivate, recruit, train, and manage individuals spread across a region of the U.S., and serve as the key liaison between HeadCount and our representatives in the field. This is primarily a phone and e-mail-oriented position, but we encourage Regional Coordinators to join us at festivals and occasionally travel to other cities to train new Team Leaders. This position requires people who are proactive, thorough and enjoy leading others. This is considered a volunteer position, but Regional Coordinators are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,000.

Requirements

  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • About 4 to 8 hours per week of availability for phone and email communication
  • Being self-motivated and thorough
  • Passion for voter engagement and
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line “Regional Coordinator” to [email protected].
We’re searching for an experienced Human Resources Consultant to align our HR initiatives and functions with business objectives. In this role, the HR Consultant will be responsible for enhancing team performance by creating and leading team member development (including diversity and inclusivity programs),supporting and maintaining a positive company culture, and managing current and future company policies and practices. Your experience in human resources management will support our company by adding value to overall business objectives, providing HR solutions and retaining a talented team. What You’ll be Doing In this Role:
  • Working 40 hours per month
  • Assisting the Executive Director and the Managing Director in handling HR questions
  • Help implement improved onboarding and management systems and advising the Managing Director on these systems
  • Assist and advise on efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion into people programs and processes
  • Work with Managing Director and Controller to develop and optimize contractor and employee documentation, employee handbook, and compliance projects
  • Work with Managing Director to optimize communications and staff policies
  • Act as an advisor to the executive team and all department heads for sophisticated employment issues to drive high integrity employee relations and conflict resolution strategies
  • Engage and listen to employees and be a safe place for them to share information
  • Drive systems, processes, and cycles of continuous improvement that simplify HR services in the company
This is a great fit for you if:
  • You’re committed to helping create a diverse, inclusive and safe environment/culture for employees and contractors
  • You have a strong aptitude for building trust in relationships and you’re seen as someone who can maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • You have a passion for coaching and development of team members at all levels of the organization and are comfortable being on the front-line of problem solving for HR matters
  • You deeply understand the “human” side of Human Resources and understand how impactful it is to be empathetic when managing employee relations issues
  • You love the legal and compliance-side of business and are able to leverage resources to ensure handbooks, documents, etc. are compliant and up-to-date at all times
  • You thrive under pressure and look forward to everyday being different
  • You have a passion for HeadCount’s mission, and you want to use your gifts and skills to help make the world a better place
Necessary Skills:
  • 10+ years of HR experience
  • Experience in crafting and deploying HR systems and processes
  • Experience with core HR domains, including performance development, diversity and inclusion, workforce management, people data analysis, compensation and coaching/employee relations
  • Experience influencing and advising senior leaders on sophisticated employment matters
  • Strong project leadership skills
  • College degree + HR certification or similar field
  • Experience with employee relations, performance management, team efficiency, and employee engagement strategies

About HeadCount

HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that promotes participation in democracy through music, culture and digital media. Since 2004 the organization has registered over 650,000 voters and worked with a long list of musicians and partners including Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews Band, JAY-Z, Beyonce, March for Our Lives, RuPaul’s DragCon, MTV, and Dead & Company. HeadCount also organizes “Participation Row” activism villages at over a dozen major music festivals and concert tours. With 40,000 volunteers, street teams in most major U.S. cities and presence at more than 1,000 events each year, HeadCount ranks as one of the most active grassroots civic participation organizations in the United States. HeadCount provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. HeadCount expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of HeadCount’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.