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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. Over the past year and a half we have collected over 73,000 signatures across the state of Maine and our citizen’s initiative will be question 5 on the November 2016 ballot. Ranked choice voting is a simple, nonpartisan electoral reform that give power back to the voters and restores majority rule in Maine. 

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. The campaign is also recruiting summer and fall internship candidates. 

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:

  • Finance:Finance is the engine that drives the rest of the campaign: help raise money, set up events, and manage mailings.

  • Coalition/Outreach: Recruiting community leaders often requires a special touch: help research community leaders in the state of Maine, manage outreach lists, and draft mailings.

  • Communications: In the digital media age communications is more important than ever before: help manage social media accounts, assist volunteers in drafting letters­to­the­editor and update our website.

  • Operations:In any campaign operations is the hub the keeps the spokes of the campaign in line: support data collection and record keeping; process paperwork and ensure day­to­day operations are in working order. 

What We Expect:
  • 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 Gorham

  • 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 (adam@rcvmaine.com; 207-751-0866).

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