Making Democracy Work

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

LWVLA Internship Program

The Los Angeles League of Women Voters offers interested individuals over 18 years old an opportunity to serve as unpaid interns at the League's mid-Wilshire office as well as through off-site projects throughout the Los Angeles area. If requested, League interns can earn hours for service learning/civic engagement. Student interns will receive appropriate documentation of hours and tasks accomplished as required by their academic programs.

Why Should I Apply?

  • gain valuable experience with a nationally respected nonprofit organization
  • receive strong letters of recommendation upon completion of internship
  • build your resume to improve employment opportunities
  • learn about nonprofit management and office administration
  • learn about the electoral process and the role of the local, state, and U.S. League of Women Voters

Responsibilities and Assignments

Each internship is planned based on individual circumstances, time and skills, and involves a collaboration that engages the intern, LWVLA member-mentors, and the LWVLA staff. Most interns work in the office mentored by LWVLA's Executive Director and the Administrative Assistant. Some interns work directly with LWVLA committees engaged in research and problem solving related to League positions. General Assignments:
  • Assist League staff and/or League members on various designated projects
  • Answer telephones and assist with general questions
  • Internet and data systems technical support
  • assorted bookkeeping tasks
  • Assist with membership mailers
  • General Administrative filing
  • special projects

For more information on what projects we offer our interns click on the link, Intern Projects.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship, download the Intern Application Form, and either email the completed application as an attachment along with your resume to internships@lwvlosangeles.org or mail your application and resume to the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles office.

For further information contact:
Mona Field,
internships@lwvlosangeles.org
or
The League office
Phone: 213-368-1616.

Testimonials from Past Interns

Katie O'Connell, Fall of 2017:

"...This was the first time in my life every doing something like this. I have never volunteered somewhere with such high creditably and high profiled people. I was nervous when I pulled up to the Beverly Hills Mansion; I always heard of bad stories about people acting superior (snotty) in these rich areas. I went in with an eager mind yet I still had my guard up. Was I ever so wrong! Everyone, and I mean everyone was the complete opposite especially; the other volunteers that have worked for the league for many years. They had so much passion and heart for what they do for this community. The guests were also compassionate and hopeful for our society. I learned so much today. I acquired knowledge about: team work, passion, policies, programs, workshops, education and how these events are actually put together. I must say so much talent, blood, sweat, and tears go into these kinds of events and the Civic engagement WOW! I appreciate this experience in the pit of my heart; I will not take the life lessons, friendships, networks, that I obtained for granted. This involvement made me realize what I really want in life and that is to, fight for human beings and their rights! I am so delighted to be a part of this amazing community/organization and I absolutely see myself continuing with this association. They are truly amazing people that have a sense of dignity and hope for the future! Los Angeles League of Women Voters, I thank you for all your hard work and opening my mind to the splendid opportunities and for the services you have to our community."

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