Internships with The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting
Who We Are:
The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting is a political action committee dedicated to enacting ranked-choice voting in Maine. Ranked choice voting is a simple, nonpartisan electoral reform that gives power back to the voters and restores majority rule. In 2015 we submitted 73,000 signatures to the Secretary of State and put ranked-choice voting on the ballot for the 2016 elections. We would go on to earn the second most votes for a citizens initiative in the history of Maine. Now we are fighting to preserve the future of ranked-choice voting in Maine by collecting signatures for a People's Veto of a recently passed bill that would delay and repeal our historic voting reform.
Who We're Looking For:
We are looking for dedicated individuals with a passion for politics and an interest in electoral reform. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and a desire to learn about campaigns. Our ideal candidate should have a passionate interest in improving the way we vote and in Maine’s future. We are a nonpartisan campaign. Our staff, interns, and volunteers reflect the broad political diversity of our state. Candidates should be comfortable and appreciate working with people with diverse backgrounds and worldviews. Immediate internship opportunities exist.
What You Will Learn:
Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside a committed staff working towards improving politics in Maine. Learning opportunities will include but are not limited to:
Field: In order to qualify for the ballot in June of 2017, we need to collect over 70,000 signatures in just 90 days: collect signatures, recruit volunteers, and support our field team.
Compliance:A good compliance program ensures that all signatures are organized and validated on time: support data collection and record keeping; process paperwork and ensure daytoday operations are in working order.
Strong work ethic
Manage multiple projects at once
Commit at least 10-15 hours a week to the campaign
Regularly commute to our office in Portland.
Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with Google’s office suite
We are willing to work with high school and college graduation and credit requirements, as well as craft an experience suited to your interests. Come join us in restoring majority rule in Maine!
Please contact Adam Pontius (firstname.lastname@example.org; 207-751-0866).