The League of Women Voters of Orange Durham and Chatham Counties offers interested individuals over 18 years old an opportunity to serve as unpaid interns on various projects. If requested, League interns can earn hours for service learning/civic engagement. Student interns will receive appropriate documentation of hours and tasks accomplished as required by their academic programs.
You do not have to be a student to intern with us, we welcome all adults over 18.
Why Should I Apply?
- gain valuable experience with a nationally respected nonprofit organization
- receive strong letters of recommendation upon completion of internship
- build your resume to improve employment opportunities
- learn about nonprofit management and administration
- learn about the electoral process and the role of the local, state, and U.S. League of Women Voters
Each internship is planned based on individual circumstances, time and skills, and involves a collaboration that engages the intern and the LWVODC member-mentors. Most interns work remotely and are mentored by either ODC Directors or Action Team Leaders. Some interns work directly with ODC committees engaged in research, education and problem solving related to ODC voter education and outreach.
- Social media communication projects
- Website and data systems technical support (VOTE411)
- Assist with membership mailers
- Event planning
- Community outreach
- Voter registration and education
- Special projectshttps
To apply, send a resume (last name, first name-Internship Application.pdf) and short cover letter to: lwvmondk [at] gmail.com ()
The cover letter should answer the following questions: Why are you interested in working with the League? What areas of work interest you?
Please make sure to title the subject line: “Internship Application.” If you have any questions about the internship, application process, or for further information, please email Krishna Mondal at lwvmondk [at] gmail.com.
Aaliyah Goodman, UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2021: As an intern with the League during my senior year at UNC, I was able to garner and cultivate skills to utilize in both my academic and professional careers. Conducting voter education talks and launching a digital media campaign allowed me to improve upon my public speaking skills, as well as contribute positively to local civic engagement. One of my favorite parts of this experience was that everyone in the League was so welcoming and we were able to reach our goals through many collaborative efforts!
Marley Peterson, American University class of 2021: Interning at the League of Women Voters was a fantastic opportunity to pursue my interests in elections and voting, and to connect with my local community. It was incredibly fulfilling to meet and speak with people about issues that are important to me, and these presentations furthered my confidence in my public speaking abilities. I also worked on social media and got to make Instagram graphics and posts that allowed me to express my creativity and interact with others online. We had a great team of interns, and it was fun to collaborate with others under amazing leadership. Overall, I'm so thankful for my time at LWV, and this position was a great learning experience that taught me applicable skills that I've gone on to use in all areas of my life.