Arizona Advocacy Network

Government of, by and for the People


Fall 2014 Progressive Civic Engagement Internship


Offered by Arizona Advocacy Network and AZAN Foundation

Students are encouraged to apply for a 3-credit Fall 2014 internship to experience and promote non-partisan, progressive civic engagement among Arizona State University students and the community.  Interns are paid $500 stipend based on successful completion of outlined objectives. Pre-approved expenses are reimbursed.


The internship is conducted in Tempe, Arizona. Applicants must be eligible to receive academic credit, in good standing with university standards and be able to work with supervision from staff based in Phoenix.  The successful applicant must commit, on average, ten hours per week, demonstrate initiative, leadership, communication and organizational skills; be outgoing, able to work with other organizational leaders and promote mutual respect. Interns will lead hands-on civic engagement, putting democracy in action by achieving these objectives:


1.  Organize and lead two forums on campus designed to inform fellow students about the political process in Arizona.  Topics are:

- Clean Elections Act/Fighting Political Corruption (September)

- Voting rights and responsibilities, ballot measures (October)

Our Development and Outreach Coordinator assists interns with materials and helps to organize forums. A one page summary of take-away lessons is to be prepared after each forum.


2.   Student empowerment by conducting voter registration each week on campus with our partner organizations and recruiting fellow student activists. Interns meet or exceed weekly goals and develop a semester-long voter registration plan.  


3.   Provide voter protection on November 4th. Interns must actively participate in AZAN’s nationally-acclaimed voter protection program. Student interns assist in the development and execution of the 2014 program for critical precincts on Election days. 


4.   Help recruit additional Voter Protection volunteersmt.png

Contact our Outreach and Development Coordinator, Jonathan Alanis, for additional information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications will be reviewed and phone interviews scheduled with our executive director for selected candidates the first two weeks of August. All selected interns will be required to attend an orientation in September. The date and location will be coordinated after the selection process is completed.