Chicago Votes Internships!


The Chicago Votes internship is an 8 to 10 week seasonal leadership development and grassroots organizing program for young people ready to build power. Interns in the greater Chicagoland area come together weekly (approx. 10 to 20 hours a week) to organize, educate, advocate, and engage young people around Chicago about the political process and important issues.

Ready to Apply? Click here right this very second!

Fall Internship: (September 14-November 27)
Final Deadline: September 7th
Democracy Internship. Primary season. Civic education. Get Out the Vote. Legislative session. Legislators. Policy. Springfield. Direct Action. Lobbying.

Win-ternship: (January  – March)
Magical Voter Mystery Tour. Dance parties. Advocacy and outreach. Like, 2,000 music festivals. GOTV.

We accept applications on a rolling basis and currently have some project positions available.

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Just imagine yourself:

  • Organizing advocacy outreach at concerts, on campus and at other well-attended gatherings.
  • Planing creative events that educate others on the political process and inspire action.
  • Developing a campaign and crafting a message, drafting a fact sheet and sending some press releases, and working with reporters / media outlets.
  • Assisting with our social media channels and blogging about exciting political issues.
  • Learning about non-profit structures and operations and managing a budget and writing grants.

You are:

  • Outgoing, people-oriented
  • Ready to take on new challenges
  • Driven to work hard and have fun doing it
  • Able to work closely with other members of the team and also to manage your own work independently
  • Experienced with popular social media outlets
  • Excited about politics

Check this out for more details about the program(s).

Answer some application questions here! Then email your resume to and include the word “internship” in the subject line.

Women, People of Color, Individuals with Disabilities and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.