Fall 2019 Internship


The League of Women Voters Maryland is looking for an intern that is excited about empowering voters and learning about issue based advocacy to work in our Annapolis office.

The LWVMD Legislative Intern will work closely with the State Director in a variety of aspects of the organization. A large portion of the internship will be focused on ending gerrymandering in Maryland, but will also include other legislative advocacy work, voter education work, and nonprofit management.

 

POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

Legislative Advocacy

  • Participate in LWVMD’s efforts to raise awareness of and advocate for an end to gerrymandering in Maryland
  • Coordination with League members on various issue-based advocacy activities that include participation on coalition led campaigns, member outreach, and events
  • Participate in preparation for the legislative session which may include attending advocacy forums and legislative tracking meetings.
  • Learning about and assisting in the development of engaging online messaging/campaigns via blog, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram posts

 

Educating Voters

  • Raising awareness online and through events about the 2020 elections, the Census process and the importance of a Complete Count, and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage
  • Updating online resources for Voter’s on the LWVMD website and on social media

 

Nonprofit Management

  • Learning about and assisting with grassroots volunteer coordination, communication, and engagement
  • Participating in fundraising activities, both online and at in-person events
  • Assisting with event & workshop planning and coordination
  • Assists with outreach and coordination regarding member recruitment and retention
  • Coordination with local chapters of LWVMD as appropriate

 

QUALIFICATIONS: As a volunteer-run grassroots organization, it is important the intern is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where priorities shift quickly. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize shifting duties efficiently. The intern must have the ability to be flexible and balance multiple projects. Experience with Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite, and basic office equipment is a must. The intern should also be interested in promoting and increasing activism through engaging social media content.

Ideally, the intern will be available to work two 5-hour days in the Annapolis LWVMD office over 13-14 weeks from on or about 9/16/2019 – 12/20/19. LWVMD is happy to discuss any special project proposals the intern would like to accomplish during their internship period, and provide guidance as needed.

A stipend of $1000 is available with possibility of an additional travel stipend. Onsite parking will be provided.

LWVMD is willing to accommodate students who wish to earn college credit. Target start date is September 16th, 2019.

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to stateoffice@lwvmd.org by August 21st, 2019 for consideration.

Read about our 2018 & 2019 Intern experiences here!