Interns will 1) gain hands on research experience at conducting experimental field research and 2) gain experience with cutting edge campaign techniques on registering voters and turning them out to vote. Interns may also have the opportunity to help analyze data and write up results if they are ready for that. Interns will be expected to work ten to twenty hours per week. The following are projects that interns might be involved in.
- An experiment on the best way to register voters
- Focus groups and cognitive interviews with youth voters.
- Exit polling
Start and end dates: Flexible, but beginning of April through the end of June is preferred.
Location: Spokane, WA (but EWU and WSU main campuses are possibilities).
Compensation: There will be paid and unpaid internships offered. The paid internships will include a small stipend. However, the main benefit to interns will be new skills learned.
Eligible Departments: Communications, Social Work, Political Science, Sociology, and any Department that has an internship program, senior capstone requirement, practicum, etc. We are happy to reasonably customize the position to fit with the needs of a students’ Department and academic calendar.
Non-credit internships are possible, but we prefer to have students sign up for credits through an academic department.
Requirements and Qualifications: Good one-on-one communications skills, analytical abilities, and attention to detail are required. Juniors, Seniors, graduate students, or graduate are preferred, but not required. Applicants must be available for five hours a week from 9am to 2 pm.
To apply: Email a resume to BryanB@centerforvoterresearch.org . Also, please include a cover letter/short note about why you want this internship and why you are a good fit for the position. The resume should highlight relevant classes, political experience, and volunteer work. For more information, call Bryan at 509 330 1793 (but serious inquiries only).
We will accept resumes until positions are filled.