Join Our Team!

Chicago Votes has a big year ahead of us: elections, legislative session, creative engagement, and our ten year anniversary. With all this and so much more, we need some more hands on deck!

What positions are available? We are seeking passionate young folks to apply for the following positions:

2022 Fall Digital Organizing Fellows

In Fall 2022, Chicago Votes is looking for Digital Organizing Fellows who will work alongside our 2022 DemocracyCorps fellows and policy team, coupling their on-the-ground work with digital campaigns.

More specifically, they will help create and execute digital campaigns (Senate Bill 828, Voting in Prison, and GOTV), make social media content, garner media attention, and digitally organize our base. 

Program participants will learn the basics of grassroots organizing and policy advocacy through hands-on experience with Chicago Votes’ Unlock Civics Policy Platform and Reimagining Democracy initiative.

Our 2022 Fall Digital Organizing Fellows will:

  • Organize a digital campaign to get young people to the polls
  • Create and execute a distribution plan for the 2022 General Election Voter Guide
  • Prep DemocracyCorps fellows for interviews and speaking engagements
  • Create social media content for Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, & Facebook.
  • Support our policy team in writing op-eds and getting them published
  • Photograph events 

Learn more and apply!

2022 DemocracyCorps

The 2022 Democracy Corps will work with student leaders at Kennedy King College, Malcolm X College,  Truman College, and Chicago State University to get out the vote in the Illinois General Elections. They will work directly with Chicago Votes staff and volunteers to execute the Chicago Votes Reimagining Democracy program.

The 2022 Democracy Corps fellows will host a governor’s forum on campus, register voters, and coordinate college-based Parade to the Polls® to increase youth civic participation in the 2022 General Elections. This will include: 

Governor’s Forum 

  • Work together with the Democracy Corps team to put on a governor’s forum at Malcolm X College.

Voter Registration & Pledge to Vote  

  • Engage in voter registration activities on campus.
  • Host voter education and volunteer events on campus. 
  • Text banking our universe of young people in our target wards.
  • Election Judge Recruitment. 

College Parade to the Polls® 

  • Work with on-campus student groups and administration to plan a Parade to the Polls®. 

Voter Guide Support

  • Voter guide research and development. 
  • Voter guide distribution. 

Chicago Votes Support

  • Support the organization in other volunteer and event based programming. 

Learn more and apply!

2022 Operations Intern

The 2022 Fall Operations Intern will gain insight into the broad range of tasks that support the management of a small non-profit organization. Specifically, the intern will work with the operations manager to strengthen internal systems, aid in organizational administrative tasks, and support program logistics at Chicago Votes.

Learn more and apply!

Development Intern

The Development Intern will support the Development team by helping to activate our network and fueling the movement by supporting fundraiser event planning for the Chicago Votes team. They will work directly with Chicago Votes staff and volunteers to execute the fundraising goals set by the Chicago Votes development team.

The Development Intern will support events, G.A.S Station Pop Ups, and Clique activations. The creation of this role exists to perpetuate the third focus in Chicago Votes’ strategic plan: to increase youth leadership, ownership, and participation in all programs.

Learn more and apply!