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The Voter’s Speakeasy featuring unbiased reporting and insight into life at Project Vote Smart from our staff, interns, and volunteers.

Are you a current student or recent grad?

2012 August 09

 If you are interested in making a genuine contribution to your Nation this election year, in an idealistic and positive environment -- located in the middle of a natural wonderland -- we would love to have you join our team.   

Our National Internship Program is available year-round at our uniquely-based research facilities at the Great Divide Ranch in southwest Montana. Here, current students and recent graduates join us for 10-weeks at a time (start date negotiable), and receive real work experience and scholarship funding which covers all living expenses. Our National Interns also enjoy the company of 40+ politically-minded young people, all living and working together, which makes for one exciting, eventful internship.    

Our National Internship Program provides students with unique practical and educational experiences. We seek interns who are genuinely interested in working to accomplish our goal of making factual, unbiased political information easily and freely accessible to all. The overriding qualification for securing an internship position is your willingness to commit 100% to the Project's goals and mission. To qualify for a Vote Smart internship you must meet the following:     

  1. Set aside political beliefs and be objective and non-partisan while working.
  2. Be in good standing with your university/school as a current student or alum.
  3. Commit to 10 consecutive weeks.
  4. Remember that our research facility is located in an extraordinarily beautiful but remote area. You will be expected to maintain the facility.

About the Great Divide Ranch: The Project's Great Divide Ranch Research Center is located 100 miles south ...

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Campaign Finance Reform

2012 August 01

With the the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court ruling, parts of four decades of campaign finance regulation were ruled unconstitutional.  

Member Volunteer Spotlight: Ruth Kranovich

2012 July 30

 For more information on volunteering at the Great Divide Ranch, click here...

Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts

2012 July 27

The United States House Appropriations Committee recently approved the Fiscal Year 2013 Interior-Environment Appropriations Funding Bill.  

Vote Smart Olympics 2012

2012 July 27

The opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympics officially begins on Friday July 27th, but here at Project Vote Smart we’re interested in a different race – the Presidential Election.  And while the 10,500 athletes are proudly representing their respective countries, Project Vote Smart staff and interns are hard at work researching the over 40,000 candidates and officials fighting to represent us.

 

Get Smart on Defense

2012 July 18

At votesmart.org you can find out how your representatives feel about defense and defense spending in a few different ways: 

National Intern Spotlight: Avantika Krishna

2012 July 16

For more information on our National Intern Program, click here.

July Common Ground E-Newsletter

2012 July 13

 Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter here.

Is the News Getting the Best of You?

2012 July 11

The first Friday of every month is more than just an excuse for the monthly office pizza party - it's when the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out their unemployment report, an event that is sure to grow in intensity with every passing month as November approaches. 

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