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Student Advisory Board 2021 - 2022

Overview 

In 2012, Fair Elections Center launched Campus Vote Project (CVP) to expand its work around student voting issues. CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.

 

As part of our mission, we want to invite students who have played a role in expanding or deepening democratic engagement at their institution to apply for our Student Advisory Board. This leadership program provides opportunities for civically-minded and active students to influence Campus Vote Project, learn more about democratic engagement nationally, and develop relationships with peers, institutions, and civic leaders.

 

Position Description

The Student Advisory Board position is a $1,500 paid position for civic-minded student leaders who want to be a part of the national democratic engagement and voting rights movements. As a founding member of the Students Learn Students Vote coalition and a co-creator of the Voter Friendly Campus designation, CVP prides itself in being a leader in institutionalizing democratic engagement on college campuses.

 

The board member position requires 15-20 hours per month June 2021 through May 2022, depending on project needs. Time will be spent participating in monthly calls with Student Voting Network and Student Advisory Board members, advancing and expanding the 700+ member-strong Student Voting Network, regularly advising designated CVP staff members, being a representative for democracy reform on your campus and in your state, and being an advocate for greater democratic engagement. Board members will also participate in 2 summits a year with their peers, CVP staff members, and other civic leaders.

 

Ideal Candidates will reflect the following values:

  • Self-starter mentality, with an eye towards innovation, progress and solutions

  • Strong work ethic, especially with skills in organization and communication

  • Keen desire to work as an effective member of a national movement

  • Passionate about civic learning and democratic engagement in higher education

  • Care about advancing voting rights and ensuring all eligible citizens have access to the ballot

  • Interested in advancing their leadership, organizing, and advocacy skills

  • Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, personally and professionally

 

Eligibility

All college students who will not be graduating before May 2022 are eligible to apply, including undergraduate and graduate programs. 

 

You can reach out to Madeline Doane at mdoane@campusvoteproject.org  with questions about requirements for the Student Advisory Board. 

 

*Applications are due no later than Monday, April 19th, 2021*

 

Summer 2021 National Internship

 

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

 

HBCU Intern: 

  • Organize virtual programming for HBCU students and administrators, including assisting in content creation, speaker selection, and agenda setting

  • Advise the development and direction of the Legacy Initiative

  • Coordinate and participate in meetings with national partners 

  • Students that currently attend an HBCU are highly encouraged to apply

 

Communications Intern: 

  • Developing media content for public distribution, including graphics and videos 

  • Crafting written communications, like language for e-blasts and blog posts

  • Updating the CVP website with necessary content 

  • Students with experience in Canva, and/or Wix are highly encouraged to apply

 

Student Programming Intern:

  • Planning and executing civic engagement programming that will be presented to our student fellows across the country

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

  • Researching topics of interest for programmatic content and assisting in original research creation

  • Students with experience in research and programming and/or have served as Democracy Fellows are highly encouraged to apply

 

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, full-time virtual positions. Interns will be expected to work Mon-Thurs, 8 hours/day from Monday, May 31st to Thursday, July 29th. A stipend of $1,000 will be provided after completion of the internship. The priority deadline to apply is Friday, May 7, 2021. However, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled. CVP is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

 

Any questions can be directed to CVP’s Deputy Director, Raaheela Ahmed, at rahmed@campusvoteproject.org.

 
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