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Applying for a Munro Internship

Ralph Munro Institute Internship

Applications Closed for 2020-21

The Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education is requesting applications for two interns to support its program activities for the 2020-21 school year. The Munro Institute “is devoted to promoting civic literacy within secondary education and the public at large.”

Internship applicants must be political science majors or minors of at least junior status (90 credits as of June 2020). The position will offer political science administrative internship credit (PLSC 444) for a minimum of 6 credits to be spread across at least fall and winter quarter.  The expected time commitment is 5-7 hours per week depending on institute activities.

 

Duties of the Institute Intern

Both interns are expected to assist the institute director and program coordinator in Munro Institute programming. We are searching for interns to fulfill duties in two areas:

  1. Outreach and Marketing
  • Event Marketing - distributing posters, handbills, etc. to the Associated Students Publicity Center and other designated offices on campus; and to community businesses, agencies, school districts and other community organizations.
  • Venue/Space Coordination - Obtaining space for events (on and off campus), working with facility managers, catering, event services staff, video services, print and copy services, etc.

 

  1. Electronic Media
  • Managing the institute Facebook Page and assisting the director in developing other Internet capacities such as podcasting and webinars, etc.
  • Experience with digital video editing is preferred but not required.

 

In addition, both interns are expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Day-of-Event Operations - Set-up/take-down at events, handling needs of special guests and details (expected and unexpected).
  • Tabling in advance of events and the day of to promote the Munro Institute.

 

Applying for the Internship

Candidates should provide the following materials in their application file:

  • 500 word personal statement that explains your interest and commitment to public policy, civic education and public affairs and details any experiences you have in outreach/ marketing, electronic communications, and/or event support.   Provide at least one example of your previous involvement in civic education and political engagement more broadly.
  • Academic transcript
  • Resume (with references)

 

Application Deadline: June 15

Materials should be submitted by email to institute program director, Vernon Johnson @ Vernon.Johnson@wwu.edu.  Selection will be announced by June 22.