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Spring 2020 Research Internship

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Common Cause Massachusetts | Boston, MA
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Common Cause Massachusetts


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January 27, 2020
May 29, 2020
January 26, 2020
8-20 hours/week

The research intern will conduct and synthesize research to help inform Common Cause Massachusetts' advocacy and campaigns. Anticipated issues include Election Day Registration, Automatic Voter Registration, risk-limiting post-election audits, and/or other issues as they arise.

The Election Day Registration project involves examining how voters in EDR states use the reform, how town clerks and elections administrators in states report EDR affecting their administration, and additional questions that may arise as the campaign unfolds. Part of this work will be picking up existing research, and retrieving data from other states as well as relevant elections laws and trends.

The Automatic Voter Registration research may involve proposing new ways to study this reform. However, it will also involve following up on a number of states and DC that have yet to produced data, and analyzing that data. The aim is to understand whether "front-end" AVR - where voters decline to be registered at the point of service - and "back-end," where they decline by mail afterwards, have different impacts on the number of registered voters.

In addition, this role will include editing Common Cause MA communications, helping prepare for and attending hearings, briefings, and lobby days, taking notes at meetings with coalition partners, and various other duties as they arise.

The research intern will conduct and synthesize research to help inform Common Cause Massachusetts' advocacy and campaigns. Anticipated issues include Election Day Registration, Automatic Voter Registration, risk-limiting…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits

Benefits

This internship is an unpaid position. Common Cause is happy to work with candidates so that they can receive academic credit. Hours are flexible, but the intern should have at least 10 hours per week available for this role. They will be expected to be present in the office, but remote work can be arranged over the course of the internship. Further, learning opportunities will arise for the intern by being in the office, such as attending meetings, hearings, and other events with Common Cause MA staff. Common Cause Massachusetts's office is located at 11 Beacon Street in Boston, a short walk to the Park Street T Stop.

This internship is an unpaid position. Common Cause is happy to work with candidates so that they can receive academic credit. Hours are flexible, but the intern should have at least…

How to Apply

To apply, email Kristina Mensik (kmensik@commoncause.org) a brief introduction and attach your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample. Use the subject line, "Spring 2020 Research Intern."

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.  People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who fill some, but not all of the qualifications above are encouraged to apply.

To apply, email Kristina Mensik (kmensik@commoncause.org) a brief introduction and attach your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample. Use the subject line, "Spring 2020…

Location

11 Beacon Street, Suite 620, Boston, MA 02108

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