Arizona Advocacy Network & Foundation is hiring paid Advocacy and Research Interns for summer 2021. Arizona Advocacy Network & Foundation is dedicated to defending democracy in AZ. We fight to protect and expand access to the ballot and to ensure fair elections and courts by supporting Arizona’s Clean Elections and Merit Selection systems. We believe that a democracy must be people-powered, equitable, and truly representative of all communities in Arizona.
Intern can be based anywhere in Arizona.
Advocacy and Research Intern Responsibilities Include:
● Research voting rights advocacy projects across the nation, including rights restoration.
● Provide support to ongoing advocacy projects, including, but not limited to, strengthening Native voting rights, election protection, and voting opportunities for individuals who are in jail.
● Help implement program projects including planning, communications, and logistics.
● Attend meetings of coalition partners and other stakeholders to assist in achieving shared advocacy priorities.
● Other small research projects and duties as assigned by Arizona Advocacy Network & Foundation staff.
● Passionate about ensuring every Arizonan has the opportunity to engage fully in our democracy;
● Attentive to the way in which race, gender, class, immigration status, and other identities affect social institutions;
● Comfortable working independently on large-scale research projects;
● Able to communicate with diverse community members and stakeholders via email, phone, and in-person meetings;
● And committed to growing your skills in writing, communications, and research!
● Interns are paid $15.00/hr for 15-25 hours per week. We are happy to work with you to obtain college credit.
● Internships will be remote until the Covid-19 pandemic has subsided and it is safe to work in person. At that point, you may work from our offices in Phoenix, remotely, or a combination of both.
● Internship scheduling will be flexible, but typically runs mid-May until the end of August. There is a possibility to extend into the fall depending on programmatic and organizational needs.