The George Mason Democrats seek to maintain an updated list of internships, positions, and other opportunities for our members. If your organization would like to be added to this list, please email Alec Scicchitano at vp@gmudems.com.

Visit the George Mason Democrats Google Group for additional campaign positions.

George Mason Democrats Undergraduate Fall Internship (PAID)

The George Mason Democrats are seeking passionate, hardworking Democratic students to participate in our PAID internship program. Interns will:

  • assist with phonebanks, canvasses, voter registration,
  • organize and staff on-campus campaign events,
  • join our Rapid Response Unit, and
  • otherwise help us #KeepGMUBlue!

Interns must be undergraduate students and be able to commit to working 10 hours every week with the GMU Democrats until Election Day. Interns must attend GMU Democrats Weekly Meetings (Tuesdays at 7:30 pm) and must have a strong work ethic and be in good academic standing.

To apply, email the George Mason Democrats Political Director, Mathew Hayes, at political@gmudems.com with your resume along with a brief paragraph explaining why you’re interested in interning.

Deadline (fall): September 15th at noon (interns will be accepted on rolling basis)

Tim Kaine for Senate

The Kaine for Virginia Fellowship Program is designed to provide hands-on experience working
on a national senate race. Fellows will gain an unprecedented understanding of Virginia politics
and campaigns. Fellows will have the opportunity to do substantive work, interact with staff members of all
departments, attend key staff events, including professional development opportunities, and
participate in campaign rallies.

Read about each department here, and apply here.

Democratic National Committee (PAID)

The Democratic National Committee is looking for enthusiastic, politically minded future leaders for spring, summer, and fall internships.

Interning at the DNC is a unique opportunity for hardworking, passionate future leaders to gain real life, hands-on experience in Democratic politics, strengthen their understanding of the political process and prepare for future political opportunities. It’s also a great way to form lasting connections and memories.

In addition to typical intern duties, you will:

  • volunteer in community outreach projects and grassroots organizing,
  • assist at DNC functions,
  • take tours across Washington, D.C., and
  • attend weekly lunches hosted by DNC staff.

To apply, visit democrats.org/internshipsStipends are available for full and part-time interns. 

 

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

The DCCC is looking for spring, summer, and fall interns. The DCCC Internship Program is designed to give people substantial exposure to practical, campaign-style politics on a national level.

Requirements

  • Smart and energetic student;
  • Willing and eager to learn analytics skills; and
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Interns will recieve first-hand experiece with how professional campaigns are fun, work day to day with top political operatives in the country, and network with leaders in the field. Visit https://dccc.org/internships/ to read more and apply.

 

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (PAID)

The DLCC Internship Program is designed to provide hands-on experience working with a national political committee and its engagement in a 50 state program. Interns will gain with an unprecedented understanding of state legislative caucus programs and campaigns.

Interns will have the opportunity to do substantive work with their department teams while gaining a rich understanding of the DLCC and its mission. Interns will interact with staff members of all departments, attend key staff events, including professional development opportunities, and participate in brown bag lunches with varying senior staff members and key partners of the DLCC.

Interns will be assigned to a specific department. Further information can be found here.

Interns must commit to 20 hours per week and will be paid a weekly stipend of $200. To apply, visit DLCC.org/internships.

 

Emily’s List (PAID)

Interning at Emily’s list gives you the opportunity to do substantive work while gaining in-depth experience in the political sector. In addition to daily work in their departments and attendance at staff events, interns participate in brown bag sessions, which gives them the opportunity to hear from varying levels of staff while learning about their professional history and gaining deeper knowledge about how all the departments at EMILY’s List work. Every intern leaves EMILY’s List ready for life on the campaign trail after attending a full-day intensive training that will equip them with skills for beginning a career in campaigns.

Requirements

Interns must be:

  • Organized;
  • Able to work independently and with others;
  • Able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Show strong attention to detail; and
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills

EMILY’s List pays a stipend of up to $300 per month for summer interns and up to $150 per month for fall/spring interns. A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required for all internships. To apply, visit this page.

 

Let America Vote Digital Communications Internship

Let America Vote is looking for a student or recent graduate to intern with our digital team. Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and execute a social media content calendar
  • Write emails to our list of supporters and volunteers
  • Write blogs about important milestones in the voting rights movement, our mission, and our supporters
  • Upload content to Let America Vote’s website
  • Create graphics for social media

This internship requires a 10-hour per week time commitment. Our office is located near the White House in Washington, DC.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and at least two work samples to jobs@letamericavote.org with Digital Communications Intern in the subject line.

 

Human Rights Watch

The Human Rights Watch is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for multiple internships in Washington, D.C., including:

Interns are unpaid. Visit the links above to read more and apply.

 

Fairfax County Democratic Committee

Each Spring, Summer and Fall, FCDC sponsors an internship program for dozens of High School and College students.

Interns will:

  • contact voters,
  • help with mailers,
  • make campaign buttons, and
  • work at events like rallies, parades, fairs, and festivals.

Interns will have the opportunity to meet elected officials, go on field trips to the US Capitol, and obtain great experience. Interns must be prepared to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment and will experience the inner workings of campaigns. Assistance obtaining academic credit for eligible students will be provided. Visit this page to apply.

Fairfax Young Democrats Public Affairs Internship (PAID)

The Fairfax Young Democrats public affairs office is looking for an intern interested in communications for a paid internship. Interested candidates should send their resume to paul.davis@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

Transportation Intermediaries Association (PAID)

The Transportation Intermediaries Association is looking for interns that will be placed in and work with the following departments:

  •  Government Affairs: prepare regular updates on key briefings and hearing notices, assist with congressional contact management, score cards for membership, and assist with coalition support and resources development.
  • Policy Research: assist with research, analysis and materials development on transportation and logistics, write weekly newsletter articles, and a possible article for our monthly Journal.
  • Regulatory Affairs: monitor Congressional Committee hearings and prepare summaries.
  • Membership and marketing: Assist membership department with projects as assigned.

Interns will:

  • Attend hearings on Capitol Hill with a concentration on transportation/logistics
  • Use advocacy software such as Quorum which is an up to the minute report on what is happening on Capitol Hill and the Agency
  • Have the opportunity to attend a two day Policy Forum
  • Recieve all Association membership benefits

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to intern@tianet.org. Interns will work Tuesdays and thursdays this semester and be paid $15 an hour. 

 

Governor’s Fellows Program

The historic and prestigious Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program offers a select group of outstanding and highly motivated individuals the opportunity to experience firsthand the administration of state government in the Commonwealth.

Qualified applicants should be:

  • rising college seniors, graduating college seniors or enrolled as degree candidates in a graduate/professional school;
  • enrolled in a Virginia college/university or a Virginia resident enrolled in an out-of-state institution;
  • committed to excellence in academics;
  • able to demonstrate leadership ability;
  • involved in extracurricular activities; and
  • active in community service.

Applications are due April 1st. This is an unpaid opportunity. Visit http://governor.virginia.gov/fellows to apply.

NextGen America

Next Gen is seeking candidates for the following positions:

Virginia – Operations Manager

SUMMARY:

NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in Virginia, working to engage young people in local and national advocacy, and electoral organizing at the local level. This position will develop operational process, track budgets, and own the overall operations of in-state programs. Candidates for this role should have previous experience in: a political or campaign environment, managing budgets, and organizing logistics for events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain state budget and payments to in-state vendors
  • Oversee staff hiring process and human resource activities in state
  • Manage general office needs, including procurement of office supplies and field merchandise/literature
  • Track organizational progress and develop comprehensive reports
  • Coordinate logistics for in-state field events and organizer trainings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must have previous experience in an operations management position
  • At least one cycle of political campaign experience
  • Ability to work with campaign budget and paid programs
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability to adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and deadlines
  • Driven by a strong work ethic
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours

COMPENSATION:

NextGen America offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package.

 

Apply here: https://nextgenamerica.org/jobs/?job=1047696

Virginia – Data Manager

SUMMARY:

NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in Virginia, working to engage young people in local and national advocacy, and electoral organizing at the local level. The Data Manager will oversee the data program in their state and provide reporting and analysis to the state and national teams. Candidates for this role should have previous experience in: a political or campaign environment, VAN administration, and tracking field progress to goal.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and administer VAN to track volunteer and voter data
  • Work with multiple data sets to streamline field efforts
  • Track program progress to goals
  • Coordinate with in-state leadership and national staff to identify potential issues early
  • Provide hands-on and remote training and support to field team on data processes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Enjoys solving problems
  • Is good at explaining concepts to someone who has little to no context
  • Can juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Is looking to move into the world of data
  • At least one cycle of campaign experience
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn both technical and non-technical skills
  • Solid analytical reasoning
  • High attention to detail
  • A great personality and strong sense of humor
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity with VAN or a similar CRM
  • At least one of the following:
    • Advanced Excel/ Sheets proficiency
    • Mid to high-level VAN experience
    • SQL or other relational databases
    • GIS, data visualization, or mapping experience
    • Experience with political data, modeling, and experiments
    • Experience with scripting and automation is a plus
    • Familiarity with statistical programming languages like Stata, R, Python is a plus
  • A strong worth ethic
  • Can adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and deadlines

COMPENSATION:

NextGen America offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package.

Apply here: https://nextgenamerica.org/jobs/?job=1048481

Virginia – State Media Manager

SUMMARY:

NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in Virginia, working to engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans.

In Virginia, this program is focused on organizing young people in targeted cities, regions, and campuses to be more politically active. Our work engages young voters in the state legislative process, in actions to hold federal and local office-holders accountable, in voter registration efforts, and build towards a massive 2018 electoral program. Our 2018 electoral program includes traditional electoral organizing tactics such as door knocking, phone banking, peer-to-peer text banking, and more.

The Virginia Media Manager will work alongside the STATE leadership team to help with our communications work on the ground, including working with the in-state press (with a focus on campus-based press), helping manage our social media channels, and working with the San Francisco-based press team on larger press events and narratives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own the state-based social media properties for the NextGen team and promote organizing efforts on social media
  • Work with National Social Media Manager to draft social copy and develop best practices
  • Be responsible for collecting statewide multimedia content including pictures, video, written testimonials, etc.
  • Work with San Francisco-based digital content team to develop state digital calendar including email, social media, and texting
  • Train and coach in-state staff on digital organizing best practices including social media, texting, and email campaigning 
  • Train students and organizers to be spokespeople
  • Serve as the main point of contact with campus-based reporters and media outlets
  • Work with the San Francisco-based communications team to pitch in-state reporters on our activities to earn media coverage
  • Help with press advance, including logistics and building of in-state press events
  • Coordinate logistics of interviews and press requests for our primary in-state spokesperson, the State Youth Director

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications
  • Passion for taking political action to fight climate change, transition our country to clean energy, and stand up for progressive values and causes
  • Strong desire to obtain new skills and take risks to achieve our shared goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent team player, creative, and flexible
  • Experience or exposure to state or national email programs
  • Experience using CMS is a plus
  • A minimum of 1-2 years experience in communication, digital, or organizing field
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours

COMPENSATION:

NextGen America offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package.

Apply here: https://nextgenamerica.org/jobs/?job=1046826

 

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-5) Communications Internship

The Office of the House Democratic Whip is seeking motivated, digital-savvy interns to join an aggressive communications team. This digital internship program includes the regular production of high-quality web graphics and videos.

Candidates must have:

  • strong technical skills,
  • advanced creativity and artistic ability,
  • a high level of attention to detail,
  • willingness to take initiative,
  • ability to generate creative ideas, and
  • ability to work under deadline pressure.

Experience in website management and social media strategy a plus. Email cover letter and resume to resume.inbox@mail.house.gov.

 

Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11)

The office of Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) is seeking interns for both the Washington, DC and the district offices.

Interns in the Washington office draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings, and prepare memoranda for me and members of my staff. Interns in the District Office conduct research, assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence. Interns in both offices assist with answering phones, data entry and general office systems operations.

Selection is based on an applicant’s general office and computer experience, interview, and a short writing sample. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to the office of your choice.

To apply, visit https://connolly.house.gov/constituent-services/internships.htm

 

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7)

California Democrat is seeking hardworking interns for the Winter 2017/ Spring 2018 internship session, to begin immediately. Interns will conduct legislative research, compile press clips, assist with front office operations, help with constituent relations, coordinate and conduct tours, and learn from staff about the day-to-day operations of a congressional office. Ideal candidates will be hardworking, creative, critical thinkers with a good sense of humor. Strong communications and writing skills are crucial. Northern California ties are preferred, but not required. Please submit a cover letter, brief writing sample, and resume to bera.resume@mail.house.gov.

 

Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01)

Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1) seeks current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time internship for the Spring of 2018. We are seeking motivated, friendly, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, performing legislative research and analysis, and various other tasks. Nevada ties are encouraged but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to Catherine.chrobak@mail.house.gov.

 

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04)

The Office of Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) seeks a Press Intern. Current college students and recent grads are encouraged to apply. Primary responsibilities will include: compiling and distributing daily news clips; press list maintenance; media monitoring; drafting graphics, social media content, press releases, advisories, website content, and floor speeches. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to work under tight deadlines. Individuals with a background in communications, journalism, public relations, public affairs or political science is strongly preferred. Please send a resume, brief cover letter, two short writing samples, and availability to jamitress.bowden@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Press Intern” by March 1st. Internship will start as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.

 

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02)

The Washington D.C. office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) is looking for interns for this Spring semester. The internship will begin as soon as possible and will run until the beginnings of May. Hours will include [Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm].

In Washington, interns’ responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

Please have applicants send in a cover letter and resume to charles.bolden@mail.house.gov