ACTION COMMITTEE INTERNSHIP Spring 2013
Apply by Feb.11, 2013, 10 a.m. See how to apply below.
This internship will start the week of February 18 and end during early May 2013.
The League of Women Voters of Oregon is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government in order to build better communities statewide. The state League’s purposes are to influence public policy through education and advocacy, and to provide support for League members and the League organization. The state office is located in Salem, Oregon. For more information on the League of Women Voters, please visit www.lwvor.org and www.lwv.org.
Hours: 10–12 hours per week, on 2 or 3 weekday mornings or early afternoons, to be adapted to intern, office, and legislative schedules
Location: Salem, Oregon
Pay: $300 stipend, paid upon completion
Skills needed: Good organization, writing and telephone skills. Good listener. Interested in nonprofit management and/or political science. Detail oriented. Familiar with computer programs such as Word, Access, Excel and WordPress.
Position description: The LWV monitors hearings in the Oregon Legislature and advocates for and against bills according to the LWV’s many positions on citizen access, governance, natural resources, and social policy issues. The intern will be working with the LWV Action Committee, consisting of volunteers and staff members. In addition, the intern will assist in the LWV office in keeping records, informing members and the public about LWV priorities, and associated tasks.
Intern’s activities may consist of some or all of the following:
- Become familiar with the various activities and structure of the League of Women Voters
- Work with Action Committee volunteers to help monitor the legislative priorities
- Attend LWV weekly Action Committee meetings
- Prepare for and attend the LWV action workshops
- Support LWV activities with general office work
- Observe legislative hearings and floor sessions
- Prepare reports for the Action Committee
- If for credit, prepare a mutually agreed upon research or project report, on a topic such as the history and impact of the League’s work in a specific area.
- Other activities as needed
How to apply
Please provide the following:
- A cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in an internship with the League of Women Voters.
- A resume or short description of pertinent job, volunteer and/or class experience.
- A 1-page writing sample.
- 4. Names and phone numbers of 2-3 people we may contact for recommendations.