Initiative Internship Program

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is offering a paid Initiative Internship Program working with the Elections Division for 6 weeks (June 27 to August 8, 2022), for students who want to learn about election administration and support the initiative review process leading up to the 2022 election. An intern with the Elections Division, will learn about the application of state law through the initiative process. Interns will contribute to the team by assisting with the processing of initiative petitions. There will be in-person as well as remote processing requirements, and an intern must be available for both.
Students or recent graduates interested in public service and witnessing democracy in action are encouraged to apply.

– Interns will be paid $12.00 per hour over the course of 6 weeks. No other benefits will be provided.
– Interns will be expected to be available 40 hours a week. However, the onboarding/training period before the initiative filing deadline may be less hours.
– Typically, overtime is available during the processing period. However, hours and availability may change based on the amount of initiatives and signatures actually filed.
– It is at the discretion of the respective school to provide academic credit. Interns interested in obtaining academic credit for the internship are responsible for coordinating with their schools directly.
Application Process:
– Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work with the Elections Division and the Initiative Internship Program. Your resume must include your anticipated graduation date.
– Applications for the 2022 Summer Internship will be considered on a rolling basis with a cutoff date of April 1, 2022. We are anticipating hiring 60 interns for our summer program. However, this amount may change based on the anticipated and actual number of initiatives filed.
– Basic clerical tasks
– Review documents for accuracy

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