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Paid Intern

Posted 2014-07-17
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Company:
Democracy Matters
P.O. Box 157
Hamilton, New York

Job Type:
Internship (Part-Time)

Job Location:
On Campus - KSC

Job Description

Since 2001 the Democracy Matters Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit national organization, has offered paid internships to undergraduates on seventy or more campuses each year. DM interns work on their own campus during the academic year to educate and involve students and faculty in deepening democracy. Democracy Matters students organize forums, discussion groups, debates, and movie series. They engage in voter registration drives, petition campaigns and other projects to emphasize the importance of everyones voice being heard in a democracy. The role of private money in election campaigns and the alternative of public financing for campaigns is an important focus.

Democracy Matters' field staff trains and mentors students in grassroots organizing. We also provide materials, offer presentations from our extensive Speakers Bureau, and give on-going support and guidance to student organizers. DM students attend a yearly National Student Summit where they meet experts in the field of pro-democracy reform. There they share best practices and network with students from other campuses.

We offer one internship on each campus and welcome applications from your students (email to joanm@democracymatters.org) Applications should include a resume and a cover letter explaining why they would like to participate in the Democracy Matters program. More information is available on our website.

Please disseminate this information widely at your college or university so that students may learn of and apply for this exciting opportunity.

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CARE ABOUT DEMOCRACY?

Want a job that lets you make a difference?
Work on your campus as a PAID INTERN

Democracy Matters - a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to giving students a voice in pro-democracy issues - is offering paid part-time internships during the academic year from September through May. Democracy Matters interns:

Learn the skills of political organizing for social changeCreate a Democracy Matters chapter on campusBuild coalitions of student activists on campus...Organize teach-ins on money in politics...Run workshops in local high schools...Receive training and year-round mentoring from experienced DM staffCoordinate with other colleges in sponsoring reform legislation...Lobby and educate elected officials about campaign finance reform...Run petition drives and door-to-door canvasses to educate students on the issue of money in politics.

Democracy Matters provides undergraduate interns with a stipend of $500 per semester, professional support, a wide range of materials, funding for campus activities, and opportunities to participate in regional and national conferences.

Applicants should have a commitment to social change and some organizing experience. No expertise in campaign finance reform is required. Forward your resume and a cover letter to joanm@democracymatters.org

Hours: Part-Time
Type: Internship

Contact

Susan Critton

susanc@democracymatters.org

Company Description

Democracy Matters, a non-partisan campus-based national student organization, works to get big private money out of politics and people back in. Offering paid internships to undergraduates and affiliate internships to high school students, Democracy Matters mentors the next generation of leaders dedicated to strengthening our democracy. Students organize actions and projects connecting pro-democracy reforms to issues of environment, civil rights, education, health care, foreign policy, and more.

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