Join us to help with our Fix Harrisburg campaign over the summer!
Fix Harrisburg is a campaign to change legislative rules that allow just a few partisan gatekeepers to block policy solutions sought by a majority of Pennsylvanians. Less than 1 in 5 bills introduced in Harrisburg are ever given a vote. Less than 7% of introduced bills are enacted into law. While many states have procedural rules that allow all legislators to represent their constituents, PA’s rules put all the power in the hands of just a few legislative leaders and key committee chairs. Fair Districts PA (FDPA) and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) launched Fix Harrisburg in spring of 2022 to build public pressure to change procedural rules in the PA legislature so bipartisan solutions receive a vote.
FDPA has grown quickly since its start in 2016 and has built a grassroots advocacy network across PA, with volunteers in every legislative district.
Summer interns will help grow and strengthen that network in rural areas, minority communities and among young voters, while amplifying the “fix Harrisburg” message.
Fair Districts PA works through statewide teams that meet remotely through Zoom and a digital Slack workspace, as well as through local groups dispersed across the commonwealth. The internship will consist of on average 10 hours per week for 14 weeks, June 1 through September 5, for a total of 130 to 140 hours and a total stipend of $2000, paid in half mid-summer and at the completion of the internship. Fix Harrisburg interns will:
Preference will be given to young voters (18 and older) from rural regions of the commonwealth and from underserved minority communities.
Fix Harrisburg interns should have the following skills and interests:
Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Positions will be filled as soon as possible, with a start date of June 1.