"The Project Vote Smart National Internship Program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to our high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. By providing this information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the political hype and misrepresentation characteristic of present day political campaigns.
Interns play a crucial role at Project Vote Smart and
make up the vast majority of our staff. The individual talents, ideas
and hard work of our interns have been instrumental in the success of
many of our most important programs.
Since the Project
researches thousands of elected officials and candidates' backgrounds,
the work is often tedious. However, if you are interested in making a
genuine contribution to your Nation, in an idealistic and positive
environment -- located in the middle of a natural wonderland -- we would
love to have you join our team. There is plenty of room to learn and
grow with the organization. Interns often return as staff members after
they have finished their college careers.
College students and
recent graduates typically participate in our National Internship
Program. Interns must commit to ten consecutive weeks, but may intern
anytime during the year. We accept applications on a rolling basis and
have no deadline, but interns are encouraged to submit their
applications early because space does fill up quickly. Interns live
on-site at the Project's Great Divide Ranch and scholarships pay for all
living costs, including room and board."
For more information and the application click here