Advocacy Fellowship

We seek out highly motivated college students to join our Youth Advocacy Team. The selected Fellow will be hired to work alongside the League of Women Voters of Maine's advocacy teams and youth leaders to track bills, organize grassroots educational campaigns, and advocate for selected issues. This program is nonpartisan and structured to allow Fellows to explore government, democracy, and changemaking.



What is the structure of the internship?

Apply by this deadline to become a Fellow!

  • Spring Semester  —  Applications due January 10, 2025

Fellows are paid $15 per hour and work 10 hours a week. Priority will be given to BIPOC students who are interested in pursuing a career in government, policy, or politics. Students must live in Maine to qualify for a position. This position is remote with the opportunity to travel to Augusta for work at the State House.




Who are we looking for?

Ideal candidates are:

  • Committed to expanding political equity and increased voter engagement of all Mainers
  • Outgoing and a strong communicator, able to establish connections to new people,
  • Organized, punctual, self-motivated and able to be productive without constant direct supervision
  • Able to commit to nonpartisan values
  • Team players who work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Able to learn basic information quickly and stay on message



What would you be doing?


Fellows will receive training on relational organizing, grassroots lobbying, civic leadership, and voter engagement strategies. While opportunities to gain experience in lobbying are an aspect of this position, these opportunities will not exceed eight hours a month. Opportunities will exist to partner with the Fellow’s campus to bring election and voter information to the wider campus community.



How do you apply?


The next round of applications are due in January 2025. To apply, please fill out our application here: Click here to apply!

Once you submit your application materials, we will contact you about scheduling an interview.



About the Organizations 

The League of Women Voters of Maine (LWVME) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

As part of Democracy Maine, LWVME collaborates with Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) and Maine Students Vote to partner on advocacy and education efforts to make government more equitable, inclusive and accessible.