State Voices is a nonpartisan national network that focuses on empowering grassroots organizations within states. They are currently seeking students or recent graduates for a paid internship here, in their D.C. office. Internships run for 10-week periods. If you’re interested, apply by August 29, 2014. Please see the below message from State Voices for more information:
Internship – Washington, D.C.
State Capacity Building and Data Intern
About State Voices
State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win shared policy and civic engagement victories and build long-term power. Our work is nonpartisan. We believe that America is stronger when all people have a voice in our democracy. Our dream is for 100% of eligible voters to go to the polls on Election Day.
Our network is comprised of 22 state tables. Those state tables are made up of grassroots organizations that come together to mobilize underrepresented voters (such as people of color and young voters), educate citizens on the issues that impact them, and pass policies that improve their states and communities. Since 2008, our network has been a part of unprecedented voter engagement and policy victories. They’ve worked to increase voter turnout, combat voter suppression efforts, and advocate for policies that are good for low-income families, the LGBT community, the environment and more.
State Voices provides the organizations in our network with the tools and support they need to carry out this critical work. By providing them with cutting-edge tools and technology, expertise on issue and policy fights, critical resources and funds, and the support to build their capacity, we work to strengthen their work. For more information about State Voices, please visit www.statevoices.org.
State Voices seeks highly motivated college or recently graduated students for a 10-week long internship. Interns will work with and report to staff in State Voices’ Washington DC office, focusing on a variety of projects that support the organization’s programs. Through this work, interns will gain a better understanding of the national civic engagement landscape including management of civic engagement programs, the role of data and analytics in a campaign, using experiments to run better campaigns, and using campaign management technology. The intern will work closely with the State Voices state capacity building and data teams.
Intern will also assist with the following tasks on an as needed basis:
- Analyze election data and produce reports needed to track and support voter registration and civic engagement campaigns.
- Assist with a national training program for State Voices data use.
- Track voter registration experiments across the country.
- Manage resources for our national network including documents for best practices.
- Assist with meeting planning and logistics.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Solid judgment and critical thinking skills
- Have a desire to learn about data management
- Be a self-starter and attentive to detail
- Be a team player and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks
- A good sense of humor a plus
- Strong working knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint, knowledge of Prezi is a plus
Compensation: This is a paid internship.
To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com by August 29, 2014. No calls please.
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at State Voices, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.