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Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and for underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Fair Elections Center is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Fair Elections Center will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org.

Fair Elections Center offers a comprehensive benefits package* which includes:

  • Remote work environment

  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD insurance

  • 403(b) plan with employer contribution

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Generous paid time off policy that starts with 3 weeks of vacation leave for the first year of employment, 10 days of sick leave, 3 days of personal leave, in addition to paid holidays and other PTO opportunities.

  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave

  • Annual Home Office Stipend

  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend

  • Monthly Internet Stipend

  • Monthly Health & Wellness Stipend

  • Annual Treat Yourself Stipend

  • Professional Development

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Holiday Break – office is closed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

*Full benefits are for permanent, year-round positions. Temporary full-time positions are offered some, but not all of the listed benefits. ​

Now Hiring

Spring 2024 National Internship

At Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP), we work with universities, community colleges, faculty, administrators, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to voting. This spring, we are seeking paid, part-time interns to help us further our democratic engagement work across the country. 

 

National Programming Intern:

  • Plan and execute civic engagement programming that will be presented to our student fellows across the country, as well as track program completion

  • Build modules in our learning management system, Moodle, that correspond with newly created civic engagement programming.

  • Brainstorm ways to uniquely engage students in legislative advocacy, redistricting, milestone commemorations (i.e. 26th Amendment), etc. 

  • Support data management via CRM and Docusign.


 

National Voter Friendly Campus Intern:

  • Help maintain the spreadsheet tracker with updated information.

  • Update our CRM with new information.

  • Assist in conducting national webinars.

  • Review and score campus reports.

  • Assist in recruiting new campuses into the program from across the country.


 

All candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and Google Drive. Keen organization skills and candidates that identify as strong self-starters are ideal for these positions.  

 

These are paid, part-time virtual positions. 

 

During the fall semester, interns will be expected to work 10-15 daytime hours/week from Tuesday, January 16th to Friday, May 17th. A stipend of $1,200 will be provided 30 days after completion of the fall semester. Most interns typically serve more than one semester, so long as both parties feel the internship is a good fit. 

 

The priority deadline to apply is Friday, December 8th. However, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled. Fair Elections Center and its Campus Vote Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and for underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Any questions can be directed to CVP’s National Voter Friendly Campus Director, Chuck Black, at cblack@campusvoteproject.org.

*Democracy Fellows and Student Advisory Board members may not serve concurrently in their roles and as an intern.

Spring 2024 Legal Internship, Fair Elections Center

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit voting rights and election reform  organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to use litigation and advocacy to remove barriers to registration and voting, particularly those disenfranchising underrepresented and marginalized communities, and to improve election administration.

The Center litigates voting rights cases in federal and state court and engages in a wide variety of advocacy efforts, including: drafting state legislation to protect and expand voting rights and submitting testimony in support of positive reforms; advocating to defeat voter suppression bills and rules; producing reports, talking points, and fact sheets on election modernization proposals and issues affecting voters of color and members of language minority groups; updating our state voter guides for all 50 states; and working directly with Secretaries of State and local election officials to ensure that the right to vote is protected and expanded. We provide election law expertise to state-based civic engagement coalitions, college campuses and their students, and community organizations that need help as they plan their programs, encounter problems, and engage election officials.

Position, Duties & Responsibilities

Fair Elections Center is seeking current law students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and/or voting rights for a Spring 2024 semester externship. The Center has an expanding litigation docket, including pending challenges to Kentucky’s arbitrary voting rights restoration scheme for people with felony convictions, Arizona’s new citizenship checks for voter registration which will impede naturalized voters’ participation, and a Wisconsin law mandating the rejection of absentee ballots for minor technical defects.

 

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to support the legal team’s work to identify and respond to legal and administrative obstacles to voter participation. Duties will include legal research and writing for pending and future voting rights litigation, legislative advocacy, and reports; investigating relevant legal, rulemaking or legislative proceedings for legal violations; and interacting with election reform organizations and key elections officials to advocate for changes that will protect the right to vote. 

 

This is a great opportunity for exposure to election law and cutting-edge voting rights litigation for someone who is a self-starter and comfortable handling significant responsibility. Must possess strong legal research and analytical skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to meet deadlines is required.

 

This externship position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week, with an option for up to full time hours, and requires the extern to obtain academic credit through their institution for the position. Interns work remotely, though the legal team is based primarily in Washington, D.C. and periodically meets in person.

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Patrick Williamson at  pwilliamson@fairelectionscenter.org. For more information, please visit www.fairelectionscenter.org.

Summer 2024 Legal Internship, Fair Elections Center

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit voting rights and election reform  organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to use litigation and advocacy to remove barriers to registration and voting, particularly those disenfranchising underrepresented and marginalized communities, and to improve election administration.

The Center litigates voting rights cases in federal and state court and engages in a wide variety of advocacy efforts, including: drafting state legislation to protect and expand voting rights and submitting testimony in support of positive reforms; advocating to defeat voter suppression bills and rules; producing reports, talking points, and fact sheets on election modernization proposals and issues affecting voters of color and members of language minority groups; updating our state voter guides for all 50 states; and working directly with Secretaries of State and local election officials to ensure that the right to vote is protected and expanded. We provide election law expertise to state-based civic engagement coalitions, college campuses and their students, and community organizations that need help as they plan their programs, encounter problems, and engage election officials.

Position, Duties & Responsibilities

Fair Elections Center is seeking current law students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and/or voting rights for a summer internship. The Center has an expanding litigation docket, including pending challenges to Kentucky’s arbitrary voting rights restoration scheme for people with felony convictions, Arizona’s new citizenship checks for voter registration which will impede naturalized voters’ participation, and a Wisconsin law mandating the rejection of absentee ballots for minor technical defects.

 

The interns’ primary responsibility will be to support the legal team’s work to identify and respond to legal and administrative obstacles to voter participation. Duties will include legal research and writing for pending and future voting rights litigation, legislative advocacy, and reports; investigating relevant legal, rulemaking or legislative proceedings for legal violations; and interacting with election reform organizations and key elections officials to advocate for changes that will protect the right to vote. 

 

This is a great opportunity for exposure to election law and cutting-edge voting rights litigation for someone who is a self-starter and comfortable handling significant responsibility. Must possess strong legal research and analytical skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to meet deadlines is required.

 

This position will be full-time (40 hours per week) and requires a minimum 10-week commitment. Fair Elections Center will cover the difference between $6,000 and any school funding obtained. Interns work remotely, though the legal team is based primarily in Washington, D.C. and periodically meets in person.

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Patrick Williamson at  pwilliamson@fairelectionscenter.org. For more information, please visit www.fairelectionscenter.org.

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