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Volunteer Opportunities and Internships


The Institute welcomes help from those who share our passion for promoting good government at the local level. This includes help from those with the following skills:

  • Subject matter and research expertise relating to any of our active program areas;
  • Legal research;
  • Fundraising;
  • Marketing and communications;
  • Design; and
  • General office assistance.

Volunteer with ILG!

Those interested in volunteering should submit a cover letter/email explaining one’s interest in the Institute’s work, a resume and a relevant work sample, if available/applicable.


From time to time, one or more of the Institute’s programs may have modest funding to hire talented student interns on a part-time, short-term basis. To inquire, please send your resume and an email explaining your interest and expertise in the program’s work.

 What’s in a Name?

Giving one’s time is a fundamentally generous gesture.  Even though the Institute does not have the resources to compensate all that want to contribute to its efforts, the Institute is eager to offer reciprocal benefits whenever possible.

This includes being flexible on how volunteer work is labeled.  For example, we are happy to call graduate student volunteers “fellows” and undergraduate volunteers “interns”.  There may be other naming options for those who bring more career experience to their volunteer effort.

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