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League of Women Voters of New Jersey
204 West State Street
Posted: November 11 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThe League of Women Voters of New Jersey internship program is designed to provide college students with valuable experience working for a nonprofit. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is a unique nonprofit because it is a nonpartisan political organization which works to both educate voters and advocate for certain policy issues.
This internship is ideal for a variety of candidates who are interested in politics, nonprofit work, and activism. Interns will gain diverse experience in communications, marketing, fundraising, public policy work, research, and outreach. Above all the League of Women Voters of New Jersey internship program is designed as a learning experience to shape future leaders.
• Conduct research on individual, corporate and foundation prospects
• Social media
• Election work
• Assist in writing and editing educational and policy publications including testimony
• Assisting with drafting newsletters, press releases, and other printed and electronic communications material
• Researching potential press contacts and maintaining a database of relevant news coverage
• Assisting with strategic planning to expand membership and increase donations
• Attending events and assisting with event planning and implementation
• Assist with drafting and editing of grant proposals and other donor correspondence
• Mailings, database upkeep, answering phones (including the VOTEline which provides voting information to the public), and other daily office tasks
RequirementsSkills and Qualifications:
• Undergraduate or graduate student
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• Strong research skills
• Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Creative and innovative thinking
• Desire to learn, ability to follow through on assignments, and ability to work independently