Integrated Voter Engagement Intern, Democracy For All

Title: Integrated Voter Engagement Intern, Democracy For All

Department: Community and Civic Engagement

Status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Deputy Director of Civic Engagement

Location: Flexible (the intern may decide whether to work remotely or from an LCVEF office)

Duration: 12 Weeks – January – April 2023 (start and end dates flexible)

Schedule and Compensation: Up to 40 hours per week; $16.10 per hour

General Description:

The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund believes our earth is worth mobilizing for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. LCV Education Fund (LCVEF) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCVEF’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. 

Democracy for All is one of the largest and most dynamic civic engagement programs in the nation and the largest program within the environmental movement. As a program of LCVEF, we operate in partnership with 30 state affiliates in the Conservation Voter Movement, which gives Democracy For All substantial capacity and geographic reach. Over the last four election cycles, we have established a track record of running highly effective, research-based nonpartisan voter registration programs that are rooted in racial justice and work in collaboration with the communities most impacted by environmental degradation. Since our first program in 2012, we have helped over a million individuals register to vote. LCVEF and many state league partners have also prioritized increasing our efforts to protect and promote voting rights. These issues are central to the success of environmental priorities, and are, therefore, central to the success of the Conservation Voter Movement. 

LCVEF is seeking an Integrated Voter Engagement intern for the Democracy For All program who will support the Deputy Director of Civic Engagement in the design and implementation of a civic engagement curriculum, and support the creation of a ladder of engagement activities for integrated voter engagement. They will help draft and co-design training materials as well as support how they get implemented in multiple states. Special projects include designing curriculum supporting materials and presentations to support civic engagement directors across the country, and assessing and evaluating implementation of curriculum across multiple states. The Integrated Voter Engagement intern will join a  Spring 2023 internship cohort that will have access to development opportunities including a Capstone project, informational interviews with staff, and organization-wide training and discussions.

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

  • Obtaining a comprehensive understanding of National Integrated Voter Engagement models, frameworks and ladder of engagement for organizational base building.
  • Co-producing and designing civic engagement curriculum with consultants and the Democracy For All team.
  • Adapting curriculum to the various social demographics in multiple states the Democracy for All program operates.
  • Participating and learning from the implementation of the 2023 Civic Engagement Bootcamp, a train-the-trainer program on integrated voter engagement and civic engagement curriculum.

Qualifications

  • Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. Adobe InDesign experience is a plus.
  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCVEF. Demonstrated interest in data, information management, organizational management, advocacy, issue research, community organizing or other civic engagement research experience preferred.
  • Working Conditions: Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCVEF requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

LCVEF offers sick leave, paid holidays, and voting leave to interns.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcvef.org with “Integrated Voter Engagement Intern” in the subject line by December 1, 2022. No phone calls please. 

LCVEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCVEF is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcvef.org.