Civic Engagement Research Intern – Los Angeles, CA

NALEO Educational Fund - United States (30+ days ago)4.6


THE ORGANIZATION
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund was
established in 1981 to promote the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from
citizenship to public service. NALEO Educational Fund achieves its mission through integrated
strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino
community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement.

NALEO Educational Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization governed by a
15-member Board of Directors and a 28-member Board of Advisors. Headquartered in Los Angeles,
NALEO Educational Fund maintains offices in Houston, Orlando, New York City and Washington D.C.

It employs about 55 full-time staff with an annual budget of $9 million, and offers a competitive benefits
package that includes generous vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and
retirement coverage.

THE INTERNSHIP
The Civic Engagement Research Intern will learn and gain valuable experience supporting
NALEO Educational Fund’s research portfolio and knowledge-base regarding voter engagement and
naturalization. Ahead of an intense local election season, learning opportunities will include monitoring
research and news regarding voter turnout, electoral activity, and voter engagement, and produce
written reports to inform national and regional staff. The intern will work closely with the Director of
Civic Engagement Research on research projects, including the organization’s Get Out The Vote
program. Additional responsibilities range from researching election results to producing timely
summaries on a variety of subjects.

Internship hours per week vary depending on availability, with a minimum of 12 hours per week
preferred. This is an unpaid position. Should applicants wish to receive academic credit for their service
they must consult with their academic institution to determine expectations and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students with interest in issues relating to civic
engagement, advancement of the Latino community, non-profits, and/or politics.

  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects, possess good written and verbal communication skills,
show strong attention to detail, and exhibit a professional demeanor in the office environment.

  • Self-motivated and extremely organized, comfortable with developing and building
relationships.

  • Spanish fluency preferred but not required.
  • Ability to think critically, creatively, and analytically, in addition to strong research skills.
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets
(Excel, SPSS, SAS, R etc) preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with databases (SQL etc) and programming
(XML, Javascript, etc) a plus but not required.
  • If a driver, must have a valid driver's license with proof of automobile insurance coverage.
  • Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Supportive of the NALEO Educational Fund mission and philosophy.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The position requires certain physical and mental demands, including the following:

  • Ability to see and hear within normal ranges;
  • Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, telephone,
calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and stapler;
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Once hired, employees requiring reasonable accommodations to perform the demands of the position
should contact Human Resources.

PLEASE SEND A LETTER OF INTEREST AND RÉSUMÉ TO:
Dorian Caal, Director of Civic Engagement Research, Civic Engagement
NALEO Educational Fund
1122 W. Washington Blvd., 3rd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 747-7606 ext. 4431 | Fax: (213) 747-7664 | E-Mail: dcaal@naleo.org