Title​: Civic Engagement Intern (Temporary and part-time)

Reports to: Policy Manager 

Time: This is a temporary, part-time hourly contract position (estimated at 15 hours a week)

Stipend/Wage: $20/hour

Duration​: Sept 1, 2023 – Jan 31, 2024 (with a possibility for extension)

Position Summary​: The Civic Engagement Intern will support the organization’s campaign to educate and mobilize the Nepali-speaking community around integrated voter engagement for the New York City elections in 2023. The Intern will work alongside community organizers on member outreach, Get-Out-the-Vote work, volunteer training and outreach, voter education and data management. They will also provide programmatic, communications, and data entry and administrative support to the campaign. 

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assist with coordination and implementation of voter registration/pledges, and Get-Out-the-Vote work
  • Record, track and report data progress of member outreach in database
  • Coordinate and lead on outreach events for Adhikaar and within the community, i.e. phone banking, door-to-door knocking, candidate forums etc.
  • Assist in development and translation of civic education and political education materials.
  • Coordinate volunteers and members on community outreach, phone/text banking drives and government 101 and 102 political education series.
  • Assist with office administration work: answering telephone calls, doing member intakes, printing/photocopying materials for events and outreach
  • Assist new citizens from citizenship prep with voter registration/pledges. 
  • Participate in civic engagement-related coalition meetings with supervisor
  • Other organizing activities as needed 

Skills & Qualifications 


  • Demonstrates commitment to Adhikaar’s mission and vision
  • An interest in community outreach and in developing skills in civic engagement, immigrant rights, and worker rights campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences
  • Excellent communication skills
    • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
    • Ability to work in a team as well as lead independent projects
    • Willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends
  • Competence in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Powerbase as well as social media tools
  • Bi-lingual: Nepali and English; additional skills in Tibetan a plus


    • An understanding of the political landscape and political analysis of workers rights, immigrant rights, and gender justice issues
    • Some experience with community outreach and in civic engagement, immigrant rights, and worker rights campaigns
    • Experience running in-person and/or virtual phone and text banking sessions with volunteers (preferably with VAN)


Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@adhikaar.org  Indicate “Civic Engagement Intern Application” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Application Deadline: August 18, 2023