Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

How You Can Help

Internship Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a paid internship?

All of our internships are unpaid.

Is the internship position full-time?

No; Interns are expected to complete 130 hours over the course of a semester (about 15 weeks).

Can I get college credit for my internship?

We cannot award credit directly, but we can work with you to help you obtain credit from your university. Students attending Drake University can sign up for a specific class entitled "Vote Smart at Drake Internship" to obtain credit for their internship. Other university students will have to contact their academic advisors to obtain credit based on their policies. For more information about the Drake University internship credit, please contact Jennifer Glover-Konfrst at for more information.

Will I be able to get a job with Vote Smart after I complete my internship?

All interns that complete their internships in good standing are eligible for re-hire. Former interns often return as full time staff members after they graduate from college and whenever possible we give preference to former interns when we are hiring.

How do I apply?

Intern applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form.

  2. Resume and cover letter.

  3. Minimum of three references. References need only be names and contact information.

Application should be completed online - Internship Application.

For more information about internship opportunities or alternate application submission options please contact the Internship Coordinator.

Internship Coordinator
Vote Smart
1153 24th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Back to top