Democracy Matters - Paid Undergraduate Internships
Democracy Matters - a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to giving students a voice in pro-democracy issues - is offering paid part-time internships during the academic year. Under the mentorship of Democracy Matters staff, interns:
  • Build coalitions of student activists on campus…
  • Organize teach-ins on money in politics…
  • Run workshops in local high schools…
  • Coordinate with other colleges in sponsoring reform legislation…
  • Lobby and educate elected officials about campaign finance reform…
  • Run petition drives and door-to-door canvasses to educate students on the issue of money in politics.
Democracy Matters provides undergraduate interns with a stipend of $750 per semester, professional support, a wide range of materials, funding for campus activities, and opportunities to participate in regional and national conferences. Applicants should have a commitment to social change and some organizing experience. No expertise in campaign finance reform is required. Forward your resume and a cover letter to the address below. Your cover letter should address: (1) why your campus is a good place for a Democracy Matters chapter, (2) how your experiences have led you to an interest in this position, (3) how you would carry out Democracy Matters programs on your campus and in the community; and (4) how you and your campus will benefit from joining Democracy Matters. Reach us via the Contact Us page of our website at www.democracymatters.org or send an email to joanm@democracymatters.org.

Democracy Matters Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 157
Hamilton, NY 13346