My experience interning at the League of Women Voters has been nothing short of inspirational, and of course, educational. The League of Women of Voters United States is a professional environment with highly experienced, yet humble and encouraging staff that is committed to protecting and engaging American voters.
As an intern, I felt like an integral part of the operations behind a significant, national non-profit. From attending the League’s National Convention with 800+ members to helping with outreach to hundreds of Leagues in preparation for National Voter Registration Day 2016, I was immersed in the organization from the grassroots to the national level. I learned about the importance of the League’s commitment to protecting voters by attending a briefing concerning voting rights on the Hill and further witnessing the League’s impact by facilitating League members’ visits with their Senators and Representatives to lobby for the Voting Rights Advancement Act. In addition, I refined my hard skills in researching, writing, and even website management.
My internship at the League of Women Voters has not only solidified my desire to empower others through increased political engagement, but provided the framework for my understanding of nonprofit management.