Ballotpedia:Spring 2011 Internship Program (state legislatures)

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Spring 2011 Internships with Ballotpedia

The State Legislative Project on Ballotpedia is looking for four spring interns for the Spring 2011 semester.

Internships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.

The internship is unpaid. As an intern, you can work remotely and structure the hours around your best schedule. There is a minimum expectation of 10 hours per week.

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Although previous interns at Ballotpedia have successfully earned academic credit for their work with us, the potential for you to earn academic credit is not a requirement of this internship.


Internships will begin on Monday, January 24 and conclude on Friday, April 15. This is a 12-week period and interns must be available to work at least 10 of the 12 weeks, including the first two weeks.

Nature of work

Interns will be building nonpartisan, political almanac-style online profiles of state legislators and candidates for state legislature.

Interns will learn about online research, writing and social media, and they will also become very familiar with state legislative elections, state legislators and state legislatures.

There will also be the opportunity to work on an original research project, focused on state legislative elections.

Work environment

Interns can work from wherever has internet access -- be it a library or a dorm room or coffee house of preference. Interns will be required to log their hours and report regularly to their supervisor.

Application procedure

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send an email to Geoff Pallay indicating your interest.

You will then receive application materials and additional information.

Your initial email query must be received no later than Friday, January 14 and you must then complete your application by Wednesday, January 19.

Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis so please don’t delay contacting us if you are interested.

Project director

Interns will work with Geoff Pallay, who heads the state legislative project on Ballotpedia. Pallay is the co-author of 2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index.

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