The Civics Center is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on high school voter registration and civic engagement. Four million Americans turn 18 every year, and the vast majority are eligible to register to vote while they are in high school. Yet no effective infrastructure exists to make sure that every eligible high school student receives encouragement and an equal opportunity to register to vote. The Civics Center addresses this challenge with ideas, education, and action. Effective collaboration with allied organizations and leaders is a key part of our work.
The Civics Center’s 2021 outreach efforts are focused on growing our coalition to support the launch of High School Voter Registration Week 2021 and spark voter registration drives in high schools nationwide.
In addition, the Outreach and Coalitions Intern may also support our student network and educator network, both of which will play an active role in our outreach efforts. Lastly, this internship also includes research and administrative support on an as-needed basis in relation to the maintenance and expansion of the Ready to Vote Coalition.
In relation to these goals, the Outreach and Coalitions Intern reports to the Associate Director of The Civics Center and works closely with the Assistant Director for Outreach and Coalitions, for which we are now hiring. The Outreach Assistant works collaboratively with volunteers and organizations to achieve the goals of The Civics Center, namely creating and institutionalizing high school voter registration.
Requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills, great interpersonal skills, organization and attention to detail, creativity, and judgment. Ability to work in or to quickly learn Google Drive and a variety of other software applications pertinent to fulfilling the requirements of the job is also required.
The position lasts through September 2021, and those who are interested can apply to extend either through November 2021 or for the full school year. The internship will be between 10-19 hours per week, subject to change based on need and availability. A stipend of $1000 for Aug 1-Sept. 30 is available for those who do not qualify for funding through their school. Additional funding will be provided for those accepted to extend their participation.
Qualifications (You will be a good fit if):
The Civics Center is a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) organization.
To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position to [email protected] Please put your name and “Outreach Intern Application” in the subject line.