Voter Engagement Summer Associate

Nonprofit Partnerships Practical Exercise, posted January 16, 2019

TurboVote helps users get registered, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national. TurboVote signed up its 6 millionth voter in 2018 by building the largest nonpartisan college, nonprofit, and corporate voter engagement coalition in the country, including hundreds of campuses, dozens of nonprofits, and companies like Starbucks, Univision, Facebook, Google, and Snapchat.

Using relevant Democracy Works blog posts and the nonprofit partner toolkit for inspiration, outline a proposal for how a nonpartisan nonprofit or advocacy organization of your choosing could use TurboVote for a voter engagement campaign. You should incorporate answers to the following questions within your proposal:

  1. Nonprofit and advocacy organizations with a multi-state or national scope are usually more effective partners. Which organization did you choose and why?

  2. What are three on-brand tactics this organization could use to get their audience signed up for TurboVote and engaged in 2019 local and state elections?

Please limit your response to a one-page (at maximum) PDF.

To help us in anonymizing applications, please do not write any identifying information (such as your name) within the body of the document but instead simply save the file according to the following format: firstnamelastname_nonprofit.

You should not spend more than two hours on this project (and we anticipate that it’s possible to draft an effective answer in as little as 30 minutes), so if you find yourself with additional questions or feel like you’re over-scoping the project, drop us a line at

We look forward to seeing your work!