About State Voices

State Voices is committed to creating a fair and just society by advancing racial equity and working to make our democracy more accessible, inclusive, and representative.

Our network of 23 nonpartisan state coalitions, called “tables,” works with hundreds of grassroots organizations to break down barriers to civic participation and to bring underrepresented and marginalized populations―and their issues―to the center of public discourse. State Voices tables connect these groups to one another and to organizations from different sectors, creating multi-cultural, multi-issue coalitions that can leverage their collective power to transform our democracy.

State Voices fights for our democracy by focusing on civic access, civic engagement, and civic representation. We identify emerging trends in fundamental policy areas (voter registration, voter protection, Get Out the Vote, 2020 U.S. Census and redistricting reform) and share them with our diverse network of partner organizations working on critical issues ranging from reproductive rights to environmental justice. Additionally, through our Tools for All program, we provide participating organizations with access to data and technology to help them engage more effectively with their communities and with one another.

Position Overview

State Voices seeks highly motivated college or recently graduated students for a 10-week internship. Interns will work with and report to staff in State Voices’ Washington, DC office, focusing on a variety of projects that support the organization’s programs. Through this work, interns will gain a better understanding of the national civic engagement landscape, learn new skills and technology, and work closely with the State Voices Strategic Partnerships and State Capacity Building departments.


Interns will assist with the following projects:

  • Support the 2018 state re-grant process for 14 state tables by collecting progress reports, tracking deadlines, and assisting in creating updates to the Coulter
  • Build out materials and resources in the Resource Library for the State Voices network
  • Assist Strategic Partnerships department with scheduling Tools For All table meetings and work group meetings, making turn out calls and taking meeting minutes
  • Maintain internal national partner database
  • Support planning and logistics for national convenings
  • Develop reports for State Voices development, Strategic Partnerships, Policy, and State Capacity Building departments
  • Collect stories from national and state partners demonstrating the added value State Voices data and tools bring to their work
  • Support the 2019 table planning process
  • Provide general administration support for the Strategic Partnerships and State Capacity Building Departments
  • Other projects, as assigned


The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working in communities of color
  • Solid judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Be a self-starter and attentive to detail
  • Be a team player and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • A good sense of humor a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, Google Docs and PowerPoint, Dropbox, knowledge of database systems, and email clients like MailChimp is a plus

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@statevoices.org. Please include “Strategic Partnerships and State Capacity Building Internship” in the e-mail subject line to ensure proper routing. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to resumes received by September 15, 2018. No calls, please.

Compensation: This is a paid internship.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at State Voices, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.