Election Engagement Fellow

The Maine Students Votes Fellows organize civic action teams on their campus and help their peers register to vote, create a voting plan, obtain nonpartisan voting information, and cast their ballots on or before Election Day. The Fellows are the trusted nonpartisan resource on campus on student voting, and organize activities to help campuses increase their student voting rate.



What is the structure of the internship?

Apply by this deadline to become a Fellow!

  • Applications are due May 30, 2024.

Fellows are paid $15 per hour for 5-10 hours per week during the summer months and up to 15 hours a week during the fall. 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.




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 May 30, 2024. 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.