Regional Grassroots Organizer -

Wilmington Student Internship, Part Time


Rank the Vote, a nationwide nonpartisan 501(c)(3) that advocates for ranked choice voting (instant runoffs or RCV), is looking for a part-time Student Intern to work on the front lines of a transformative education campaign to upgrade voting systems to RCV in Wilmington, NC. Hiring will be managed by Rank the Vote, which is a grassroots organization founded by activists advocating for RCV adoption locally and across our nation. Supervision will be co-managed with the local Rank the Vote team at Better Ballot North Carolina (BBNC), who are members of a sustainable volunteer-founded and led organization that will execute a program of capacity growth to advance RCV in the public arena in NC. Our multi-pronged approach includes RCV advocacy in municipalities and state legislatures.


The Student Intern will be a part of the team to advance RCV by being responsible for increasing supporters, volunteers, and donors from across the political spectrum. We will give guidance and have weekly or daily review calls. Primary tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Booth/table set up and conduct: a. Assist in setting up an event booth to advertise and canvass for RCV in Wilmington, NC. All materials will be provided by BBNC leadership. Light manual labor may be involved to assist in tent and table setup. b. Assist in manning an event booth to advertise and canvass for RCV in Wilmington. It is expected to be present at the table/booth for hourly increments (can vary, but no longer than 3 hours at a time and no longer than 5 hours in a day). Duties including advertising and answering questions for the public passers-by about RCV. RTV and BBNC will provide training for you so that you feel comfortable speaking about RCV.
  2. Canvassing coordination and conduct:  a. Supporting an RCV lead team with canvassing/clip-boarding activities at events. Similar to 1(b) above, able to explain RCV and work to obtain names for volunteerism, donations, or just overall support signatures for RCV. b. Supporting an RCV lead team with contacting and coordinating other volunteers who have been assigned canvassing duties, including helping to schedule them and teaching them about RCV and canvassing do’s and don’ts.
  3. Recording canvassing data: a. After an event, helping to gather/prepare sign-up sheet data to pass along to our RCV data collection personnel.
  4. Contacting volunteers: a. As needed and at RCV lead team direction, support lead team to contact (text, voice, e-mail as appropriate) potential volunteers to gauge true interest and abilities.
  5. Assisting with BBNC administration: a. Attending select BBNC meetings b. Assisting executive board secretary with meeting notes and minutes c. Other ad-hoc items as requested by the executive board.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience: Campaign / organizing experience including canvassing and phone banking a plus. Good internet research and organization skills.  Independent worker with help/guidance from RTV and BBNC. A passion for election reform. Solid internet connection and computer literacy.
  • Goal Setting/Achievement: Show planned/achieved goals and tracked metrics/accomplishments in resume, if possible.
  • Timing: Must be available on some evenings and weekends to ensure maximum engagement with volunteers and leaders. 
  • Tech skills: Competence or willingness to learn NationBuilder, Basecamp, CallHub, and/or other web-based project management and collaboration platforms,
  • CharacteristicsBasic interest and understanding of North Carolina political landscape, passion for RCV and a commitment to continued learning, drive, vision, an unwavering positive attitude and good humor, an eagerness to receive feedback and course-correction, adherence to an ethos of non-partisan public relations and messaging, including engagement with individuals from a broad spectrum of political views, and ability to show restraint on expressing personal partisan opinions, exceptional people skills and emotional intelligence, and a passion for election reform in NC.
  • Travel: Must be available to travel (with their own car) within a reasonable jurisdiction to assist state volunteers on an in-person basis.
  • Language: Fluent English speaker. Other language skills are a plus.


National Organizing Director at Rank the Vote working closely with a member of Better Ballot North Carolina in Wilmington, NC.



Part-Time, approximately 5 hours per week. Generally flexible hours, but with some evenings and weekends required.



We are hiring this position in Wilmington, NC. This intern will work remotely and in their local community. We will connect the intern with local team members.

Compensation and Contract terms 

Starting hourly salary is $14.50/hr. Candidates must provide their own equipment and supplies (including computer, car, and internet access). 


How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] by April 8, 2024. In your cover letter, please include where you plan to be living this summer so we can match you with the local team in Wilmington, NC.


Rank the Vote provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or military or veteran status in accordance with all applicable laws. We don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the above. We're committed to building a diverse leadership team. Women, people of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.