Election Information Research Intern
May 11, 2011 2:14 PM

The New Organizing Institute (NOI) is looking for full and part-time summer interns to help change how candidates and voters view local elections. Interns will work closely with NOI’s Data and Technology team in transforming the way political data is made available in America.

Specifically, interns will be working to gather and standardize currently scattered information regarding local and state elections, helping create a tool that will increase participation in local government and political engagement in communities. If you enjoy turning chaos into order and making a real difference in the political landscape, this is the internship for you.

All college students with an interest in the mechanics of American elections – regardless of level or major – are encouraged to apply. The position is unpaid, but course credit may be earned and the internship may be extended beyond the summer for the right candidate.

Job Responsibilities
The Election Information Research Interns will be responsible for the following:

• Assisting the Election Information team in gathering, entering and formatting data from state, county, and municipal sources
• Helping organize research results to make information and sources easy to understand, both within NOI and externally
• Working with the Election Information team in researching and interpreting relevant state election laws
• Maintaining election information databases to reflect updated information and new legislation
• Assisting other members of the Data & Technology team as necessary

NOI seeks interns who are meticulously detail-oriented, able to think critically about data, and understand the precision demanded by the research process. Interns will have:
• Some research experience, either extracurricular or through class-work
• Basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel
• Interest in American Politics and elections
• Excellent writing skills, both formal and informal

To Apply:
If you are interested in an internship with NOI, please email us at jobs@neworganizing.com with Summer Internship as the subject line. Be sure to include a brief introduction, a resume and schedule of availability this summer.

About NOI
NOI is a progressive non-profit that works to build the practice of Engagement Organizing and support leaders who are great at it. We provide trainings, community support, actionable research and revolutionary tools for progressive organizers. Here’s what our staff says about our values and workplace:
• “ NOI welcomes and values people (and their stories, contributions, personal lives) more than any other organization I’ve worked with.”
• “I love that we focus on long term capacity building rather than purely short term fights.”
• “I love being part of a team of ‘finishers’ – people who, once they start something, will see it through.”
• “There is a clear appreciation not just for the accomplishment, but for the people who made it possible.”

payscale: Unpaid/Course Credit
job type: internship
posted by Someone has just shot your horse! to Nonprofit

« Older Software Developer - Mobile Ph... Unity3d tutor... Newer »