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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 231-1010.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.