The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way. Currently, the DCCC is recruiting for its Fall Fellowship program.
DCCC Fall Fellows Program:
Are you looking for an opportunity to break into politics? Want to have a leadership role on a top tier Congressional campaign? Would you like to work for a current or future Member of Congress? The DCCC’s Fellows program will be placing Fellows in top tier Congressional races around the country.
Who are we looking for? Smart, energetic, fun people committed to protecting the Democratic majority in 2010. People who are leaders in their communities. Persons interested in increasing or starting their involvement with politics. People who are available to work at least 20 hours per week.
What do you get? Learn what it takes to win a competitive Congressional race. A leadership role on a Congressional campaign. Access to the DCCC’s Conference Call Series. This weekly series will have guest speakers who are experienced campaign workers where you can share your experiences and what you’re hearing out in the field.
Fall Fellows Program will take place from the Early September to Election Day. Fellowships are unpaid but housing will be provided if necessary by the campaign.
To apply for this program please fill out the online application and submit a one page resume and cover letter to www.dccc.org/fellows no later than Friday August 27th 2010. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact Makese Motley at (202) 863- 1500 or at DCCCFellows@DCCC.org
The Marty Meyer for State Senate campaign (District 38) is seeking highly motivated political science and communications students to assist campaign staff. This is an opportunity to help out with all aspects of the day-to-day operations of a highly organized, professional political campaign in Louisville’s South End. Interns will be expected to work at least 10-15 hours a week helping with a variety of tasks, including staffing the candidate during canvasses and call time, social media and voter outreach, database upkeep, and volunteer coordination, as well as other various other opportunities that may arise as the campaign progresses.
This internship is not a paid position, but we will be more than willing to work with your school to fulfill requirements for course credit. If you’re interested in gaining experience working to return the Kentucky Senate, and therefore State Government, to the Democrats, please contact Dominic Davis at email@example.com or call (502) 231-1010.
The Beshear-Abramson Campaign 2011, currently has internships available for political science students. These internships, which take place in our Frankfort offices, are available now and will continue to be available through the Fall 2011 semester. Students will gain valuable experience working on a political campaign, including the opportunity to travel across the state doing meet-and-greets with Chad Aull, the campaign's political director, and Mayor Jerry Abramson, Governor Beshear's running mate. If you are interested please feel free to contact April Gillispie at 502-607-8600.
The Waltz for Congress Campaign
The Waltz for Congress campaign is seeking highly motivated individuals to assist the campaign finance staff. This is an opportunity to help out a campaign where we are trying to turn the Kentucky’s fourth district blue by running an innovative and persistent campaign. Interns will be expected to work at least 10-15 hours a week helping with a variety of tasks, including staffing the candidate during call time, doing donor research, database upkeep, and others as the campaign progresses. This is an unpaid internship, but we will be more than willing to work with your school/organization to fulfill requirements for course credit or volunteer hours as well as assistance in finding a job working on other campaigns after the election if interested. If you’re interested in gaining experience working to get a truly progressive disabled veteran elected to Congress, please send a resume to Bob Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 379-9829.
Internship with Congressman Geoff Davis
Who: Students enrolled in college and graduate school, with preference given to constituents from the Fourth Congressional District. What: An unpaid internship with Congressman Davis’ office for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in a Congressional office. When: Internships are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Internships in the district require a maximum of ten hours per week; internships in Washington, D.C. are both part and full-time. Where: Washington, D.C. and the district offices in Ft. Mitchell, La Grange, Williamstown, Maysville and Ashland. Why: To gain valuable experience while learning the inner-workings of a Congressional office first-hand. How: Mail a completed application to our Ft. Mitchell office, c/o the Intern Coordinator. After review, finalists may be asked to interview. There is a rolling application deadline, but there are a limited number of intern positions available at any given time.
The Gene Snyder Congressional Fellowship
The Gene Snyder Congressional Fellowship was created to honor former Congressman Gene Snyder (1928-2007), who served the constituents of Kentucky’s Fourth District for ten terms in Congress. The fellowship takes place at Congressman Geoff Davis’ Washington, D.C. office. What: A Fellowship serving in the office of Congressman Geoff Davis with a monthly stipend of $1,000 a month (maximum four months). Where: Washington, D.C. When: Fall-From August through December, Spring-From January through May Who: Any full-time college student who is a resident of the Fourth Congressional District or who attends college in the Fourth Congressional District. Interested applicants should be able to work in a team environment, have strong research, writing, and organizational skills, and possess a similar commitment to public service as demonstrated by Congressman Gene Snyder. Why: To gain valuable firsthand experience while learning the inner-workings of a Congressional office in Washington, D.C. How: Fall 2010 Fellowship: Mail a completed application to our Ft. Mitchell Office c/o the Intern Coordinator by March 1, 2010. Spring 2011 Fellowship: Mail a completed application to our Ft. Mitchell Office c/o the Intern Coordinator by September 1, 2010. All finalists will be interviewed in the Ft. Mitchell office.
Louisville Attorney Stephanie Pearce Burke is running for District Court Judge and is looking for interns who would like to earn 3 hours of credit while learning about the campaign process and building their resume. Interested students can email me, Terrance Sullivan, at email@example.com or call me at 270-836-7644 or Look for me on Facebook. Students can also email or visit Jason Gainous in the Political Science Department.
Kentucky Democratic Party
The Kentucky Democratic Party is once again offering an Internship Program. Several positions are available in the areas of field, fundraising, research, and communications. We will attempt to place each intern into an appropriate position based on strength and interest.This program is a valuable opportunity for college students to learn more about the internal workings of a political party. These are unpaid positions, but you may be eligible for course credit.
To apply, please fill out the application form and mail your resume and transcript to Kentucky Democratic Headquarters P.O. Box 694, Frankfort, KY 40602 or email the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your consideration and if you have any further questions, contact Katie French at the Kentucky Democratic Party at (502) 695-4828.
Charles E. Moore
Chair, Kentucky Democratic Party
Jack Conway for United States Senate
History is in the making… Get involved with Jack Conway’s U.S. Senate campaign!
You have a chance to help elect Kentucky’s next United States Senator!
Gain experience and build your resume!
For more information, call 502.632.1820, e-mail email@example.com or visit our Louisville Office at 4121 Shelbyville Rd., 40207
Jim King for Mayor
- Do YOU like competition and being challenged?
- Are YOU interested in getting your hands dirty in a political campaign doing real work, NOT filling coffee cups or making copies?
- Are YOU interested in gaining invaluable ‘Campaign Experience’ that could lead to employment?
- Are YOU interested in gaining 3 credit hours in the Political Science Department for your internship on a campaign?
If you are looking for a great internship working behind the scenes of a political campaign, then look no further! We are looking for all backgrounds of degrees including Business, Political Science, Marketing, Communication, and so on. Not only will your involvement look great on your resume/post-secondary school application, depending on how efficient your involvement is, we will also write you a letter of recommendation highlighting your contributions. You will be able to have “hands on” experiences with different aspects of what makes a political campaign unique. We are looking for people in Metro Louisville to come aboard.
Interns will be involved in the following:
- Publicizing the campaign by distributing and placing materials throughout the district (flyers, signs, brochures, and other items)
- Conducting Phone-banking efforts
- Assisting with data input and yard sign distribution
- Manning poll locations, Field work, Networking, and Marketing.
- Attending Jim King for Mayor Events.
The primary election is on May 18, 2010. The months and then days before that date will be the main timeframe in which you will get the majority of your learning experience and work load.
Call 502-456-2010 in Louisville and ask for Liz Martin or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See http://www.kentuckysociety.org/internship.htm for detailed information and application materials.
Internship Program - Congressman John Yarmuth
Interns in Congressman John Yarmuth's office will be afforded the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how government works while receiving college credit. We offer a fast-paced and active office in which motivated college students can take advantage of vast and diverse opportunities and learn about the role a Congressional District Office plays in the community.
- Gain knowledge in the services offered through a Congressional Office as a liaison with federal agencies (i.e. Social Security, Veterans Affairs, IRS).
- Training in our constituent services software to assist in logging and processing constituent requests.
- Understanding the role of a Congressional office as it relates to other local and state governmental and non-governmental agencies.
- Constituent contact via phone, mail and in person training in determination of appropriate response (casework vs. legislative vs. non-federal).
- Procedures for contacting the U.S. Department of State.
- Training in required forms and documents for expedited passport processing.
- When congressional passport expedition is appropriate/necessary.
- Receipt and delivery of U.S. Passports.
- Opportunity to work with the local U.S. Postal Service.
- Opportunity to participate in Congressional sponsored events and events hosted by other organizations within the District.
- Experience a Naturalization Ceremony in a role as a Congressional Staffer.
- Represent the Congressional Office at monthly "Community Conversation" events hosted by the Mayor's Office.
- Minimum of 8 hours per week. Some Friday hours preferred.
- Opening is available immediately. Probationary period in the fall, with possibility of academic credit in the Spring semester.
- Professional Appearance
- Free Parking
- Opportunity for lunch with Congressman Yarmuth
For more information contact Judy Look (502) 582-5129.
Internship with Council on Mental Retardation - Policy Opportunity
The Council on Mental Retardation advocates for children and adults who are intellectually disabled. The Council’s vision is that all persons with mental retardation be included, empowered, and valued in our community. The Council’s activities include: public policy advocacy & public education about issues related to persons and families living with mental retardation, parent/family education and advocacy, direct service provider training and advocacy, and self-advocacy for persons with mental retardation.
Opportunity: Public Policy Advocacy
The Council seeks a student interested in advocacy. The student will assist the director in the Council’s advocacy work and could be involved in any or all of the following activities:
- committee meetings, especially as the committee uses online collaborative tools.
- legislative forums.
- annual advocacy conference to be held in December.
- issues research, preparing summaries, white papers and making presentations.
- advocacy training programs.
- advocacy alliance communication, e.g. using e-mail, text messages, telephone calling tree, Facebook, and more ways to get the word out about actions needed.
Students in public administration, public health, education, communications, marketing, political science, or law may be interested in this opportunity. Graduate students preferred, however, juniors and seniors will be considered. We will build this unpaid internship/job around student skills, interests, and time availability. This is a great way to gain direct experience that will enhance your professional portfolio.
If you are interested , please send an email as instructed that includes the following:
1. You name, phone, email address, degree sought, school, & where you are in your degree program.
2. Why you are interested in this opportunity.
3. What skills, experience, and/or knowledge you have that might help you succeed in this role.
4. How many hours you would like to work a week and how many weeks.
5. What aspects of the opportunity interests you the most.
6. Attach a resume if available; otherwise, simply provide a background overview.
IMPT: In the subject of your e-mail message type: CMR Opportunity: Advocacy
Send email and attachments to Kathy: email@example.com
Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart is a national, non-partisan, non-profit political research library located in the Montana Rockies. We are currently accepting applications for our Fall and Winter National Internship Program. This is an especially great opportunity for recent graduates. This year we are excited to announce our new online application system where students can now submit their applications completely electronically, expediting the review and acceptance process! To apply online or to get more information about Project Vote Smart, please visit www.votesmart.org. Thanks to the generous support of our members across the country, we are once again able to offer the Barry Goldwater scholarship to all accepted students. This scholarship provides room and board for the duration of the student’s 10 week internship at our headquarters, the Great Divide Ranch in Montana. Through our internships, students will have a unique opportunity to be involved with the political process, while enjoying one of the most spectacular places on earth. Our internship will give you the chance to provide millions of people with factual, unbiased information, as well as the opportunity to stroll around pristine lakes and rivers, hike throughout the Rocky Mountains, or ski some of the best slopes in the country. Our internships, as with all the other areas of the organization, focus on the end product: providing voters with pertinent, factual information on presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative candidates and elected officials. For students, this means a hands-on internship with significant opportunities for learning and growth. In fact, more than 90 percent of the information that Project Vote Smart provides is researched, entered, and checked by interns and volunteers.
Please ask consider this opportunity and contact Tallie Spiller with any questions at 1-888-VOTESMART (1-888-868-3762) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Louisville at Work team formed by Mayor Jerry Abramson is working to make sure the Louisville community benefits fully from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal economic stimulus bill. The City of Louisville is offering internship opportunities for:
- Junior, Senior, or Post Graduate Level
- Unpaid Internships available each semester
- Work under the direction of the Louisville At Work Team, Louisville Metro Government
- Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suites skills (especially Excel and Word)
- Project Management experience
- Website maintenance and construction experience
- Ability to analyze funding streams
- Program, Policy & Legislative analysis experience
- Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
- Excellent organization & administrative skills
Transparency and Accountability: interns will be trained to assist the Louisville at Work Team in its efforts to foster greater fiscal transparency and accountability about Louisville Recovery Act programs and projects. To update our citizens about the status of each project, interns will help design web-based portals and project trackers. Interns will help design easy to understand documents describing Recovery Act related benefits to individuals, non-profits, faith-based groups and for-profits. The goal is to empower citizens with information about all recovery act related opportunities in Louisville Metro to the greatest extent possible while training college interns on activities of the city’s program.
Program and Policy Analysis: interns will analyze federal and state funding streams as they relate to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Interns will identify grant opportunities and program areas of interest to 10 Louisville at Work Teams. Interns will read and interpret financial and weekly reports from federal agencies.
Website Maintenance and Construction: interns will recommend webpage templates and contribute to the maintenance, construction and design of www.louisvilleky.gov/recovery. This task involves organizing all electronic web files and posting documents to the Louisville at Work website as those documents become available. Interns will also monitor federal, state, and local government recovery websites and report to the Accountability and Oversight ARRA support team on best practices for conveying information in a simple format to the public.
Documentation: interns will design and recommend templates for Project Trackers, Data Capture forms, Work Team meeting reports, and other forms. Interns with advanced Office Suite skills will help design an electronic document reporting system for internal use which includes a method of linking spreadsheets and merging word documents. Interns will convert documents from word to excel. Interns will standardize and review all documents and create professional reports using Microsoft Office Suite. Interns will also help design PowerPoint presentations to Metro Council and the public.
Writing Reports: interns will draft a report describing Louisville’s implementation of the Recovery Act. Interns will also write policies and procedures for Recovery Act activities.
Research: interns will research local government best practices as related to ARRA activities and will also assist project managers with identifying best practices for specific ARRA funded programs.
Please send resume to:
Susan Neumayer Pullen
Louisville At Work Team
Louisville At Work Team
527 West Jefferson Street, 4th floor
Louisville, KY 40202
The work would involve keeping track of the Federal Stimulus Funds coming into Kentucky. It also may involve watching over voter issues in elections. Computer skills would be an advantage. Anyone interested should contact me. Thank you for your assistance. Richard Beliles, State Chair of Common Cause of Kentucky, 502-228-1534.