Interns will help coordinate and oversee volunteers in our program to register and turnout to vote youth, low-income people, and people of color to become active participants in our Democracy. They will gain knowledge and experience 1) on how to persuade and mobilize people to vote and 2) how to set up and implement an experiment on either registration or turnout. They will also have the opportunity to participate in data analysis, networking, communications, and/or fundraising. Interns will be expected to work 10 to 20 hours per week. The following are additional projects in which interns might be involved.
  • Formulating and implementing a field strategy
  • Formulating and implementing a coalition strategy.
  • Follow up contacts and political engagement with those we register to vote
  • Online communications and messaging strategies.
Start and end dates: Flexible, but beginning of April through the end of June is preferred.
 
Location: Spokane, WA (but EWU and WSU main campuses are possibilities).
 
Compensation: There will be paid and unpaid internships offered. The paid internships will include a small stipend. However, the main benefit to interns will be new skills learned.
 
Eligible Departments: Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Social Work, Political Science, Sociology, and any Department that has an internship program, senior capstone requirement, practicum, etc. We are happy to reasonably customize the position to fit with the needs of a student.Non-credit internships are possible, but we prefer for students sign up for credits through an academic department.
 
Requirements and Qualifications: Excellent one-on-one verbal communications skills and attention to detail are required. Being able to work both independently and as a team are also important. Juniors, Seniors, graduate students, or graduates are preferred, but not required. Applicants must be able to work at least 10 hours a week during the time from 11 am to 5 pm.
 
To apply: Email a resume to Bryan E. Burke, Ph.D., at BryanB@ewoters.org . Also, please include a cover letter/short note about why you want this internship and why you are a good fit for the position. The resume should highlight relevant classes, political experience, and volunteer work. For more information, call Bryan, at (509) 330 -1793 (but serious inquiries only).

We will accept resumes until positions are filled.