VotER Internships

Overview of Vot-ER Summer 2021 Internships

Vot-ER is excited to recruit a diverse cohort of summer 2021 interns.

At Vot-ER, we envision healthy communities powered by an inclusive democracy. We are working to exponentially scale voter access within America’s healthcare system. We provide the tools, training, and community to support a growing movement that amplifies the voices of patients, families, & healthcare professionals in America’s democracy.

As an organization with a vision focused on an inclusive American democracy, we aim to reflect that standard in our own organization as well. Vot-ER has a strong commitment to diversity and especially encourages people who are historically underrepresented in healthcare and civic engagement to apply.

We are currently accepting applications for the following Summer 2021 internships:

Project Manager Internship [Grad student – Summer 2021 – Stipended]

Position description: 

Launched in 2020, VotER has scaled rapidly, now with 25,000 participating healthcare providers, 500+ hospitals, and a range of other partners. Heading into 2021, we have learned so much from 2020 and the context we face is completely different. 

Depending on their preference, the Health and Democracy Project Manager could focus on one of two areas within Vot-ER:

  • Designing and launching experiments and programs: We are designing both programs and experiments to launch in 2021. The Health and Democracy Project Manager can then help design and launch these programs and experiments. These could range from organizing a local community with a consequential upcoming election to designing new behavioral interventions to improve the likelihood that a person registers to vote.
  • Laying the groundwork for Civic Health Month in August 2021: The inaugural Civic Health Month in 2020 was a huge success. The Health and Democracy Project Manager could focus on building on this success in 2021 and create an even more robust Civic Health Month for both our healthcare and civic engagement partners.

This internship is a remote full-time internship for Summer 2021. 

How you enjoy showing up: 

  • Your professional goals or personal experiences have a strong link to either health, democracy, behavioral economics, policy, or politics (or more than one of these areas)
  • You get energy both from planning and from doing 
  • You can both manage longer-term efforts and make time for short-term urgent to-dos
  • You enjoy a combination of routine and non-routine tasks
  • You are comfortable with the highs and lows of working in a startup
  • You enjoy being a part of a diverse team that has a strong sense of community

Skills:

  • Taking a vision, turning it into a concrete project plan, and then executing
  • Engaging with and bringing along stakeholders who are often very busy
  • Comfort leading meetings both internally and with external partners
  • Managing a team that may be either junior to you or may only be working part time
  • Ability to interpret data and use it to draw conclusions about next steps
  • Brainstorming and coming up with new and novel ideas
  • High level of organization and responsiveness on email, Slack, and text

Apply:

Email VotER’s Chief Operating Officer Aliya at aliya [at] vot-er [dot] org using the subject line “Project Manager Internship” with a work sample of your choice, a resume, and a response to the following two questions:  

  1. Share a description of a project you particularly enjoyed working on. Please be sure to provide detail of the context, your role, the broader team, and why you enjoyed it. 
  2. Why are you interested in working with VotER?

Medical School Competition Manager Internship [Med student – Summer 2021 – Stipended]

Position description: 

Launched in 2020, VotER has scaled rapidly, currently partnering with 25,000 participating healthcare providers, 150 hospitals, and a range of other organizations. In the eleven weeks preceding the November 2020 election, we ran the Healthy Democracy Campaign (HDC), a national, medical-student led voter registration competition among 80 medical schools. We used behaviorally-informed approaches to foster friendly competition among medical school teams, and schools earned points for directing patients, students, staff, providers, and others to vote and request mail-in ballots. The Healthy Democracy Campaign was one of our most successful programs, and we are excited to continue it in 2021. 

The Medical School Competition Manager Intern would help us plan, recruit for, and execute the 2021 Healthy Democracy Campaign. 

This is a full time, remote Summer 2021 internship, ideally with a spring ramp-up and some continued involvement in the early fall. 

How you enjoy showing up: 

  • Your professional goals or personal experiences have a strong link to either health, democracy, behavioral economics, policy, or politics (or more than one of these areas)
  • You get energy both from planning and from doing 
  • You can both manage longer-term efforts and make time for short-term urgent to-dos
  • You enjoy a combination of routine and non-routine tasks
  • You are comfortable with the highs and lows of working in a startup
  • You enjoy being a part of a diverse team that has a strong sense of community

Desired Experience:

  • While all candidates will be considered for this role, the role is best suited as a summer internship for a medical school student, ideally one who participated in the campaign in 2020

Skills:

  • Executing on a project plan and improvising when needed
  • Navigating institutional politics thoughtfully yet persistently
  • Recruiting new people and organizations to an exciting effort
  • Comfort leading external meetings and trainings 
  • Managing a team that may be either junior to you or may only be working part time
  • Excitement to identify behaviorally-informed strategies to increase involvement
  • Brainstorming and coming up with new ideas
  • High level of organization and responsiveness on email, Slack, and text

Apply:

Email Vot-ER’s Chief Operating Officer Aliya at aliya@vot-er.org using the subject line “Med School Competition Internship” with a resume and a response to the following two questions:  

  1. Share a description of a project you particularly enjoyed working on. Please be sure to provide detail of the context, your role, the broader team, and why you enjoyed it. 
  2. Why are you interested in working with VotER?

Undergraduate Internship [Undergrad – Summer 2021 – Stipended]

Position description: 

Launched in 2020, Vot-ER has scaled rapidly this year, now with 25,000 participating healthcare providers, 150 hospitals, and a range of other partners. Heading into 2021, we have learned so much from 2020 and the context we face is completely different. Our work this summer will lay the groundwork for what Vot-ER looks like for years to come. 

Vot-ER has a robust summer internship program that helps undergraduates meet leaders in the fields of democracy and health, work with strong mentors, and build new skills. Note that this is a remote internship for Summer 2021 for undergraduate students. 

You have one (or more) of the following superpowers:

  • Project management and coordinating complex logistics
  • Data analysis or software development
  • Graphic design or turning complicated topics into visual representations
  • Helping people and communities build plans and turn them into power
  • Writing for a range of audiences

How you enjoy showing up: 

  • Your professional goals or personal experiences have a strong link to either health, democracy, behavioral economics, policy, or politics (or more than one of these areas)
  • You are self-directed and take initiative to find places where you can improve our work
  • You enjoy being a part of a diverse team that has a strong sense of community
  • You are well-organized and respond in a timely manner on email, Slack, and text

Apply:

Email VotER’s Chief Operating Officer Aliya at aliya@vot-er.org using the subject line “Project Manager Internship” with a work sample or project of your choice, a resume, and a response to the following two questions:  

  1. Share a description of a project you particularly enjoyed working on. Please be sure to provide detail of the context, your role, the broader team, and why you enjoyed it. 
  2. Why are you interested in working with VotER?
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