Hours per week
120 hours over the internship term
111 Cathedral Street, Ste. 201
For the 2019 session, the League of Women Voters of Maryland (LWVMD) will be taking on an ambitious legislative agenda. These topics will fall under the categories of Making Democracy Work, Protecting the Environment & Promoting Social and Economic Justice.
The LWVMD Legislative Session Intern will work closely with the Administrative Director in a variety of aspects of the organization. A large portion of the internship will be focused on nonpartisan legislative advocacy work of the League, but will also include nonprofit management, and civic education work.
POTENTIAL INTERNSHIP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
Related to Legislative Advocacy
- Assists with Reviewing, editing, and submitting testimony on legislation to the Maryland General Assembly
- Coordination with League members on advocacy activities that include participation on coalition led campaigns, member outreach, and events
- Assisting in the review and publication process of LWVMD’s Report from State Circle
- Learning about and assisting with online messaging/campaigns via blog, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram posts
Related to 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
- Sharing nonpartisan educational information about issues and voting with members and the general public
- Updating online resources for Voter’s on the LWVMD website
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. During the hustle of the legislative session, 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. Interest in promoting and increasing activism through social media is a plus.
LWVMD is committed to nonpartisan issue-based advocacy and voter education. The intern must be confident in and able to express their ability to commit to carrying out the duties of this role without partisanship.
Ideally, the intern will be available to work two 5-hour days in the Annapolis LWVMD office over 13 weeks from on or about 1/7/2019 – 4/12/19. LWVMD is happy to discuss any special project proposals the intern would like to accomplish during their internship period, and provide guidance as needed.
There is a stipend of $1,000 available for this internship, as well as $250 allowance for parking and travel expenses.