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In 2018, UW-Madison joined the other Big Ten institutions in a new competition to promote civic engagement: the Big Ten Voting Challenge. The Big Ten Voting Challenge helped to mobilize registration and turnout efforts at all 14 Big Ten universities in the 2018 Midterm elections. The challenge began September 17, 2017 and ran through Election Day, November 6, 2018.
The Badgers Vote Coalition Intern will build on the successful momentum of the Big Ten Voting Challenge and work to prepare campus for a 2020 Big Ten Voting Challenge competition. As part of this effort, the Morgridge Center for Public Service is hiring an intern to develop voter engagement programs and initiatives in advance of the spring semester. One of the most important values we teach at our universities is the importance of civic engagement. Voting in elections gives students a voice in the democratic process and in the decisions that affect local, state, and national issues.
The Badgers Vote Coalition is a nonpartisan initiative to encourage students to exercise their right to vote, which is among the most fundamental opportunities to be an active and engaged citizen. This intern will support the efforts of the Badgers Vote Coalition, the 2020 Big Ten Voting Challenge, and other student voting interns at the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
- Support the efforts of the Badgers Vote Coalition and parallel student vote coalition campus groups.
- Work with a communications team to build a marketing plan to promote voter engagement in the 2020 presidential election and presidential primary.
- Ensure voter registration, voter education, and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts are a well-organized, visible, nonpartisan and institutionalized part of campus life.
- Explore campus collaboration opportunities with students, clubs, and organizations around voting and social justice issues.
- Attend regular trainings and learning opportunities with the City Clerk and other related units.
- Develop, improve, and employ existing leadership skills, including communication and public relations, community organizing and outreach, and strategic campaign planning.
- Communicate regularly with supervisor to provide updates on events, activities, and overall progress.
- Begin planning “VoteFest” event series for fall 2020 to raise visibility, register voters, and educate students.
- Provide administrative support to the Badgers Vote Coalition by scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, taking notes and facilitating when necessary.
- Strong interpersonal communications skills and comfort speaking in front of groups.
- Ability to work in teams to move ideas into action.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to promote trust across a wide variety of student groups, honoring cultural context and the nonpartisan nature of this initiative.
- Experience planning and leading events.
- Capacity to devote approximately ten hours/week to the position.
- Ideal candidates are active in the campus community.
- Demonstrated interest in civic engagement, registration, and voting.
- A sense of initiative and the ability to collaborate.
- Familiarity with voting laws in Wisconsin and willingness to continue learning.
- Preferred qualification: communications marketing/skills including knowledge of Adobe design suite, ability to create flyers, posters, conduct social media and write press releases.
Hours & Compensation:
The intern works ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule during Morgridge Center business hours (8:30am – 5:00pm). Interns receive $12.00/hour.
To apply for this position please fill out this application form, which includes a place to upload your current resume. The application deadline is Sunday, November 10.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Center for Public Service is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and advancement to all qualified individuals and, in accordance with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations, to prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, military service, protected veteran status, honesty testing, arrest record, or conviction record. The equal employment opportunity policy covers all aspects of the employment relationship including, but not limited to, recruitment, interviewing, screening, testing, selection, placement, evaluation, transfer, promotion, tenure, compensation, benefits, training, layoff, and/or dismissal in all job titles. For more information about the Office for Equity and Diversity’s Affirmative Action Policy, visit http://www.oed.wisc.edu.
Since its opening in 1996, the Morgridge Center for Public Service has aimed to connect campus and community through service opportunities and service learning to engage students in civic engagement. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and accepting atmosphere for everyone. As a close partner and next-door neighbor to the Multicultural Student Center and the LGBT Campus Center, we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We encourage service-oriented students to consider being a part of our family.