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Project Intern

The US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent bipartisan agency created by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It assists and guides states and local election administrators in improving the administration of elections for Federal office. 
The EAC provides guidance and technical assistance by dispersing Federal funds to states for replacement of voting systems and for election administration improvements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse and resource of information regarding election administration.
EAC is seeking several interns to perform a variety of activities in all areas of its operations:
Voting System Testing
Information Technology
The internship may entail compilation of data/information, research, analysis, review of materials, notetaking for senior level meetings, development of action plans, project planning, events planning, database management, communications activities, or a combination of any of these duties.
Ideally, the intern will work on a 3-month program assignment, and the appointment may be extended upon mutual agreement.
To apply you must be:
·      A U.S. Citizen;
·      Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student and taking at least a half-time academic course load in an accredited graduate or professional school; and
·      In good standing with an accredited institution.
Successful candidates will possess strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; experience operating various online forms of communication (webinars, websites, social media, etc.); be organized, detail-oriented, and self motivated; and demonstrate a willingness to be diplomatic, flexible and creative in addressing challenges. A background in public administration or an interest in elections will be a plus.
You may be required to go through a background investigation commensurate with your internship responsibilities.
$15 per hour
Interested candidates must submit their resume with a cover letter and references by email to Although there is no closing date, interested applicants should submit their application materials as soon as possible for consideration. Interviews are anticipated to take place in April/early May.
Please send application materials to Any questions, please email Robin Sargent,

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