League of Women Voters Program Intern


The League of Women Voters of Minnesota Education Fund is seeking intern assistance for the State of Democracy Program from late August through December 2011. The Education Fund carries out the educational programs of the League of Women Voters Minnesota.  Through monitoring, public meetings and publications, the Education Fund initiates discussions of public policy issues that begin the process of change within communities.  The Education Fund never supports or opposes political parties or candidates and as a tax deductible 501(c)(3) organization is never used to lobby or influence legislation. The State of Democracy Program raises public awareness about the state of democracy in Minnesota and encourages reform.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Interns play an integral role in the success of LWV Minnesota’s programs.  The intern will work with the Public Policy Coordinator primarily on the issue of Election Integrity.  The intern will assist the Public Policy Coordinator by
• Researching, writing and editing on educational materials regarding election integrity.
• Assisting in planning and executing community and/or LWV events
• Use web-based tools to promote education regarding election integrity, including email action alerts, social media websites, LWV Minnesota’s website and The State of Democracy blog
• Assist with efforts to increase grassroots organizing capacity with local LWV Minnesota chapters, including outreach and maintaining our member database.
• Additional administrative duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

• Interest in the mission of League of Women Voters Education Fund and ability to work and communicate in a nonpartisan manner consistent with LWV’s values.
• Experience using the internet for research, as well as computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. 
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
• High level of initiative and follow through required.
• Some experience with website maintenance and online advocacy tools.
• Able to work independently and meet deadlines.
• Working hours are flexible, but ability to attend occasional staff meetings is required.

Additional Information:

This internship is 10-15 hours per week and provides a $600 stipend upon completion.  The position can be for college credit.  The intern may be considered for a continuing internship from Jan. through May 2012 when the intern would assist the Public Policy Coordinator with LWV Minnesota’s legislative agenda and assist the LWV Minnesota Action Committee.

Closing Date:

Friday, July 29, 2011 at 5 p.m.

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and the names and email addresses/phone numbers for 2 references to Sherri Knuth, sknuth@lwvmn.org  

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