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2012 Election Team Assistant

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Internship: 2012 Election Team Assistant

Date posted: 03/29/12
Contact Ernie Ting
Employer Name: Smart Voter - League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Location: San Francisco vicinity (can work offsite)
Email: ernie@smartvoter.org
Phone: 510-350-0812
Supervision/Evaluation: Election team assistants have the opportunity to contribute in many significant ways to the quality of information that will be available to California voters during this critical election year and make a difference. Assistants will work closely with either central team staff or local coordinators, and have overall supervision and support from the Senior Director.
Duration: Minimum of 8 weeks anytime between March and November 2012
Deadline: Rolling
Field: Non-Profit/Philanthropy
Compensation: Most positions volunteer - specialized positions may be paid
Hours: Flexible - generally 2 to 8 hrs/wk
Web: http://smartvoter.org
Fax:
Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid
Who should apply? Both Undergrad and Graduate Students
Responsibilities:

Depending on skills and abilities, various roles are available including assisting with: -

  • Marketing, community outreach, media relations and publicity, including traditional and social media
  • Creating and editing web content, identifying and wrangling data sources and helpful background information
  • Basic technology training and support for members of public, candidates and local volunteers around the US
  • Answering questions about ballot information or voting process from the public especially near Election Day
  • Creation or testing of new design or content for video, mobile technology platforms. Most work may be completed remotely (via the Web/Skype), with periodic in-person work or meetings.
Skills & Abilities:

You will be offered responsibilities and projects depending on your skills, which may be general or specific. Those skills can be people-oriented and/or technical -- both are valuable for us to provide high-quality service to voters. Limited opportunities for additional paid part-time employment may exist for individuals with specific skills and abilities.

Details:

Smart Voter(R) is one of the most widely-used online sources of unbiased voter information with millions of visitors each year. A nonprofit public service of the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, Smart Voter is a trusted provider of comprehensive ballot information and detailed profiles of thousands of federal, state and local candidates and hundreds of ballot measures each year. Our mission is to provide the public with unbiased information that improves the quality of decisions made in our democratic process and promotes more responsive and effective government.

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