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Freedom to Vote Internship Program Is Accepting Applications for the Spring Semester

Posted on November 12, 2021

Do you know of any highly motivated undergraduates looking to help run evidence-based interventions and combat voter suppression at all levels, ensuring that disenfranchised voters have equal opportunities to exercise their right to vote? The Swing Blue Alliance Freedom to Vote internship program is accepting applications for the spring semester!   The Freedom to Vote program is a 10-week internship that runs from January 26th to April 6th and requires a time commitment of 5-10 hours a week.  As an all-volunteer organization, Swing Blue Alliance offers unpaid positions in a great learning environment that includes mentorship and opportunities to meet like-minded colleagues.  

Interns at Swing Blue Alliance come from various disciplines across the social sciences and humanities, including political science, economics, statistics, and sociology. The internship is remote, so we accept applicants from across the country. Our interns appreciate the additional flexibility and independence that remote work provides, but we also have some in person volunteer opportunities for interns in the greater Boston area.  

Internship managers work hard to make sure that interns are matched to projects that best represent their interests, and we have a lot of projects on tap. Interns will have the opportunity to work on voter outreach and mobilization, data analysis, event planning, communications, and graphic design. In the summer of 2021, our interns worked on some important projects, and impacted our mission in a big way. They established Spanish language phone banks, helped organize fundraising drives, assisted with marketing and communications, and wrote blog posts about the Latino Vote in 2020, best practices for postcard campaigns, and a qualitative evaluation of SBA’s S1 postcard campaigns.  

Don’t take our word for it.  Here are some of the things our interns have said about interning with us:

“I learned a lot, and was able to use the skills acquired in my classes in a meaningful way” 

“My manager worked hard to connect me to projects that interested me” 

“Because of the flexible internship schedule, I was able to manage my courses, working part-time, and the internship” 

“Everyone on the team was incredibly enthusiastic and motivating to work with” 

We are excited to welcome our new cohort in January and learn the exciting ways that they will help our volunteers take meaningful and effective actions to fundamentally impact our democracy. Interested, or know someone who might want to intern with us?  Please email Julia Thomson-Philbrook at internships@swingbluealliance.org for more information. You can also see our online advertisement here[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]