Democracy Internships at FairVote Minnesota

Published on September 28, 2022

About FairVote Minnesota:

FairVote Minnesota is leading the Ranked Choice Voting nonprofit in the state. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a simple but powerful reform that allows voters to rank the candidates in order of preference. It gives voters more choice and more power, increases political competition, reduces polarization, and creates a more inclusive, representative and responsive democracy. And it has the potential to break through the gridlock holding back progress on so many issues that Minnesotans want addressed. Join the movement to strengthen and protect our democracy! 

Ranked Choice Voting Field Intern: 

This fall, we are creating an RCV field internship team. The Field Interns will work with FairVote Minnesota’s Organizing Team and other staff on our voter outreach and RCV candidate programs. This position will involve both remote work and in person organizing events, such as door knocks, tabling and community events. We welcome interns from a variety of college majors or backgrounds to apply. 


Intern tasks may include the following: 

  • Voter outreach, including phone banking, door knocking/canvassing, and tabling at community events;
  • Helping to educate voters across the state about RCV;
  • Data entry and tracking organizing progress;
  • Preparing and assisting with communications in traditional and digital media. 


Key competencies of a successful intern include: Flexibility in a rapidly changing campaign environment; strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills; a team-oriented attitude; and a passion for connecting with folks and educating them on RCV. Availability during evenings and weekends, and fluency in languages other than English spoken in the Twin Cities Metro is a plus. 


Applicants should generally be available to work 10 hours or more per week. Work can be remote, in the field at events, or in the office at 550 Vandalia St., St. Paul. If you have transportation and would like to work events, we will reimburse you for travel expenses. Internship positions are unpaid, but available for credit at your institution of study. 


FairVote Minnesota provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.


We offer part and full-time internships.


Please email a cover letter and resume to

Please include information about:

  • The number of hours you are available each week.
  • When you are available to start your internship.  
  • Any plans you have to pursue academic credit for the internship.

These internships teach critical skills such as organizing, advocacy, public speaking, social media, volunteer recruitment, team leadership, program development, and voter engagement. Our interns have gone on to become campaign managers, policy advocates, law students, and political communications experts. For those considering a career in issue advocacy or politics, an internship with FairVote Minnesota will put you ahead of the curve. We are seeking self-motivated team players who are interested in electoral reform and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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