he Municipal League is a volunteer-driven, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works toward better government in King County. The League’s mission is to promote government that is open, effective and accountable, and to improve the caliber of public officials and the quality of public decisions.

We are currently seeking a select number of interns to facilitate our well-known Candidate Evaluation Committee (CEC) program. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in politics and would like to gain valuable work experience in the political arena. You will have the opportunity to meet elected officials, learn more about the electoral process and work with others involved in politics and governance in King County.

For nearly 100 years, the Municipal League has evaluated and rated local candidates according to our criteria of Character, Involvement, Effectiveness, and Knowledge as opposed to political party, platform or position on specific issues. More about the process can be found on our website and applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the process before applying.

Our interns will work closely with the Municipal League Board and the Program Coordinator to ensure candidates and our committee members are prepared for the interview process. This position has a high level of responsibility for the success of the program. Interns will be asked to maintain files, contribute to candidate research and effectively represent the Municipal League in all communications. This is a two-month, unpaid opportunity running from June 1 to July 31, 2011.

•    Act as a liaison between volunteer committee members and the Municipal League staff
•    Assist the program coordinator and committee chair in organizing meetings and candidate interviews
•    Greet, brief and aid candidates in preparing for their interviews
•    Handle committee logistics and materials
•    Research public sources and resources for information on candidates
•    Research and create background information files on candidates
•    Assist in adding candidate information to League Website
•    Develop a strategic marketing plan for voter guides
•    Assist in the development of press releases and other promotion materials related to recruitment and ratings

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Student in good academic standing. Major must be related to the field of this internship; e.g. Political Science, Public Policy, Communications, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience that shows a strong attention to detail and a high level of commitment to ensuring that a project is successful. Should be helpful, cooperative, and motivated to provide support that meets the needs of the board, volunteers and the candidates.

This is a part-time position (minimum commitment is 15 hours/week) that will require some work in the evening – particularly during the candidate interview weeks. Personal transportation required. Position runs June 1 to July 31, 2011.

Applications are due at the Municipal League offices, Friday, May 13, 2011, by 5 PM. Interviews will be conducted soon thereafter.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Chuck Sloane by mail to the Municipal League at 810 Third Avenue, Suite 224, Seattle, Washington 98104. Or by email

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