Voting Advocacy Intern
Approximate Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014
Area of Focus: Politics, Voting, Democracy and Civic Engagement
Contact Person: Sara Brady (617) 542-8683
Location: 41 West Street Suite 700, Boston, MA (Downtown)
Scope: 10+ hours per week (Monday-Thursday between 10am-5pm), Spring Semester, Unpaid
MassVOTE is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization working to advance electoral justice through legislative advocacy and by registering, educating and mobilizing voters and constituents, especially historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts and people of color. They are working for a government that is accountable to all of us. Their work for electoral justice is one part of a larger infrastructure for social change: a movement for social, economic, and racial justice.
Qualified candidates will be highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, personable, computer proficient, willing to pitch in where needed, and able to work individually and as a member of a team. Following the interview process, each intern will meet with the internship coordinator to identify projects they will work on over the course of their internship. Intern projects may include legislative advocacy, candidate forums, communications, voter registration, voter engagement, and fundraising.
General Requirements and Qualifications: • Ability to commit 10+ hours a week at the MassVOTE office • Assistance with administrative, organizing, communications, and other special tasks • Experience with political campaigns, legislative advocacy, nonprofits, or voter registration is a plus • Interest in Massachusetts state politics, voter justice and organizing a must • Strong writing skills preferred • Friendly and sociable personality with a good sense of humor.
To apply please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and at least one reference to Sara Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.