The campaigns listed on our website directly reached out to the Hinckley Institute for interns and volunteers. If your campaign is interested in working with Hinckley Interns, please apply  under "Become an Approved 2016 Campaign." 

Nikki Cunard for State House


Fresh Perspective, Better Results

I am a mother of three, educator, citizen lobbyist, community leader, activist, child advocate, and candidate for state representative. I believe in equal rights and equal opportunity for all people. I am running an inclusive, grassroots, community-oriented campaign. House District 45 is mostly Sandy with some of Cottonwood Heights and Midvale.


Party Affiliation


Areas of Specialization

  • Field Organizer

  • Communication

  • Volunteer Recruitment

  • Finance


We are looking for assistance with general campaign activities such as putting up signs, canvassing, organizing events, managing volunteers and making phone calls. Any intern will need to expect to work in the late afternoons during the week to early evenings, and at least some time during the day on Saturdays. Our intern will also learn how to use Votebuilder, which is program that allows us to contact potential voters. Our intern will also participate in volunteer recruitment for the campaign and manage our volunteer database. We may need help with social media.



Qualifications of an Ideal applicant

  • The ability to communicate and get along with people from all different backgrounds
  • The ability of policy research and writing (experience in Microsoft Word and Excel isn't required but would be preferable) 
  • The ability to handle stress and hard situations