Job Title: Campus Coordinator Intern
Description: Democracy Matters is accepting applications for paid internships through
our Campus Intern Program. We are a non-partisan organization of students and professors
working on campuses across the country to educate people about the role of money in
politics, and its impact on democracy. We call for alternatives that can reform and
revitalize our political process thereby deepening democracy in the United States.
Specifically, we organize around issues of campaign finance reform, full and partial
public funding of elections, and election reform. We differ from other political groups
on campus in that we are not a political party and we do not concern ourselves with
specific races. Instead, we are concerned with the process of campaigns-especially
fundraising-and issues specifically related to political accountability and democracy.
Campus Coordinators are expected to work 10 hours/week.
* Build coalitions of student activists on your campus.
* Organize teach-ins on money in politics.
* Train college students to run workshops in 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.
* Create a Democracy Matters chapter that can work with students, faculty and community
activists to get private money out of politics and people back in.
Applicants should have a commitment to social change and some organizing experience.
No expertise in campaign finance reform is required.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Joan Mandle.
Campus Coordinators will be paid monthly at the rate of $750 per semester. Additional
funding is made available for campus activities. In some cases, students arrange with
individual professors to get service learning or course credit for the work they are
doing with Democracy Matters. Campus Coordinators work closely with Democracy Matters
staff and are given the opportunity to participate in regional and national Democracy
Matters conferences and workshops. Democracy Matters also provides Campus Coordinators
with a wide range of support materials and funding for campus activities.
Opportunity Type: Internship
Contact: Joan Mandle
Job Locations: Nationwide (All 50 States)
Job Function: Advocacy, Community Service, Fundraising/Development, Political Organization/Lobbying,
Period of Employment: Academic Year
Compensation Type: Paid