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Chicago Votes Youth Democracy Voter Engagement Intern

  • Location
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago Votes
  • Application Deadline Apr 16, 2024 Season Eligibility All Students Type Nongovernment Government N/A Themes N/A Sector(s)

Organization Overview:
Chicago Votes is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, founded in 2012. At Chicago Votes, we believe in the potential of our generation to use organizing and advocacy to change politics as usual. We utilize these tools to develop the next generation of young leaders in Chicago. We bring together young, driven Chicagoans who are ready to get their hands dirty and learn the grassroots basics of our democracy. We’re committed to educating, training, and empowering the next generation of Chicagoans and have designed our programs to act as springboards for young leaders to enter the life of political and public service.

Internship summary:
The Youth Democracy IOP Internship will play a role in Chicago Votes larger 2024 programming. Chicago Votes is building our field plan for what tactics we will use to increase youth voter turnout and participation in the 2024 primary and general election, as well as the 2024 IL Legislative Session.

Weekly progress report meetings with our Get Out the Vote team
Coordination with external organization to engage them in Chicago Votes’ work
Field work, including: phone banks, textbanks, and community conversations.
Assisting the collection and analysis of data collected from field work.
Traveling to Springfield at least once to gain insight into the IL Legislative process.

Preferred Qualifications:
Interest in electoral politics and civic education
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with external partners.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Proficiency using Google Suites.
Experience with the american legal system is a plus
Diverse racial and socio economic perspectives are a plus.
Some experience in research is a plus.

About the supervisor:
Alexandria Boutros is the program director at Chicago Votes, and started with the organization as an intern in 2018. Alex works collaboratively with team members to develop work that is international to meet our aligned goals.

Location and Modality:
The office is located at 1006 S Michigan, Chicago IL 60605, Suite 606.

Start and End Date:
The internship will be from June 10 to September 27, with the flexibility to accommodate specific scheduling needs.

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