Internships

MainStream is looking for summer interns ready to do the work required to make a difference in Kansas. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that believes that moderate voices need to be heard in today’s political climate. We stand for common sense and good government. This is a critical time in Kansas politics and MainStream is part of the movement to take Kansas back from the extremists.


Paid Internships
Unpaid Internships


Get Out the Vote Paid Summer Intern

Summer Stipend
25 – 30 hrs wk

Job Description

  • Hands-on experience with Get Out The Vote activities to increase voter turnout in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties.
  • Conduct voter registration
  • Increase Voter engagement
  • Make phone calls to voters
  • Manage volunteers who attend canvasses in your assigned district
  • Help plan, coordinate and carry out canvasses in your assigned district
  • Door to door, walking canvass of assigned areas
  • Attend a weekly team meeting
  • Assist with Summer Get Out the Vote Rally
  • Represent MainStream at community events
  • Plan other fun events to engage voters and increase turnout

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Qualities

  • Enthusiastic about grassroots organizing and Kansas politics
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Need own transportation
  • Willingness to work a mixture of days, evenings, weekends

If you are interested in interning with us, please send a cover letter and resume to Lesa Patterson Kinsey at lesa@mainstreamcoalition.org.


Summer Unpaid Intern

  • Hours: flexible 10-15 hrs a week
  • Seeking an energetic, motivated intern to volunteer for MainStream’s political action committee, MainPac.
  • Phone banking to voters in support of a candidate
  • Canvass in assigned districts
  • Hand out advance ballot forms
  • Educate the public regarding voting rights and election deadlines
  • Represent MainPAC at community events.

If you are interested in interning with us, please send a cover letter and resume to Lesa Patterson Kinsey at lesa@mainstreamcoalition.org.

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