LWVMpls is seeking a motivated intern who will support our Voter Service team, assisting with Candidate Forums to educate voters in Minneapolis and development of a youth-focused voter education online presence. Voter engagement and education efforts are specifically geared toward increasing voter turnout and targeting those deemed statistically as non-voters. LWVMpls is a non-partisan political organization that works to meet voters at the level of lived experience, with education and advocacy, to help Minneapolis residents find their road to becoming lifelong voters.
The internship requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week from August 10th through November 30th, 2020. A stipend of $3,600 is available for the 16 weeks of the internship duration, with half dispersed after 6 weeks and the remainder at the internship’s end. Students may receive credit for their experience in cooperation with their college or university. Applications are accepted until August 1st and preference will be given to applicants who can commit to the entire 13 weeks, ending on November 6th. Due to the ongoing issues surrounding COVID-19, LWVMpls is accepting remote applicants for this position.
● On the job training for a variety of skills
● Project and program development opportunities
● A chance to learn about civic engagement from an organization with a 100 year legacy
● Letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship
● Researching and preparing voter education materials and content
● Participating in webinar and online education sessions
● Drafting social media content and tracking social media activity related to voter education
● Assisting with the logistics and coordination of candidate forums for voters
● Collaborating with league members and staff on projects
● Administrative tasks as necessary
● Other related duties as assigned
● Interest in civic engagement and voter advocacy
● Coursework in political science, public policy, government, communications or other related fields
● Strong writing, editing and organizational skills
● Excellent communication and digital media skills
● Research and analytical abilities
● Detail-oriented, independent worker
● Experience coordinating events a plus
How to apply:
For consideration for the position, email the materials listed below to
firstname.lastname@example.org using “Internship- your full name” as the subject line of the email.
Applications must include the following to be considered:
● Cover Letter
● Availability – for example, list the days and times you could work
● Two references that include contact information
Applications will be accepted until August 1st. Complete applications will be reviewed and individuals contacted by August 5th if further information is required. The expectation is that the internship begins on August 10th.
LWVMpls Mission: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Established in 1920, LWV is one of the nation’s most respected grassroots organizations. We explore issues and provide education on subjects affecting our community.