Democratic Party Internships

Shannon Fauver Judicial Campaign

Shannon Fauver for Judge is looking for two undergraduate interns, to alternate them as obligations ramp up. Depending on the week, at least 10-20 hours per week. The hours will include evenings and weekends, and will vary every week, but most weeknight events wouldn’t go past 8pm. If you are interested in getting a deep understanding of judicial campaigns and how races work, this is the internship for you! For some background, this will be my first campaign, but I was raised to be an activist (my first-time campaigning was when I was five).  I have been a solo practitioner for 17 years and generally handle cases for underserved populations including race, gender identity, social status, nationality or sexual orientation.  So, it is important for me to help people. One of the highlights of my career include filing (along with an associate) the marriage equality cases in Kentucky, which were two of the cases merged with the Obgerfell case to win marriage equality cases in June 2015. This speaks to my passion for fairness and preferred legal strategy.

In order to apply, please send an email to shannnon@fauverlaw.com.  


Shameka Parrish-Wright Campaign Internship

Shameka Parrish-Wright is running a grassroots campaign and seeking bright, energetic individuals to work in areas of phone and text banking, social media outreach, research and innovative voter engagement. Internships are unpaid but volunteers will always receive the first opportunity for paid campaign staff positions. 

● Recruit and train volunteers to participate in the political process.
● Learn canvassing skills including operating canvassing miniVAN software
● Attend party specific events to include: Debates, neighborhood meetings, fundraisers. 
● Research for green energy, cities that benefit from legalized Marijuana, active neighborhood associations, mass transit options and ideas to connect Louisville's 80 small cities and alternatives to over- policing and over-arresting and trauma response by the police, HOA's
● Community events for tabling

Full training and coaching will be provided by experienced campaign staffers. Each intern should expect to help build our volunteer base. Interns will gain first-hand experience and exposure to political campaigning at the local level and will leave the campaign having made lasting connections and learning lifelong skills. Interns must commit to work a minimum of 10 hours a week, maximum of 15 hours per week. Ideal candidates should be highly organized, reliable, prompt, detail-oriented and self-motivated. An interest in politics and political campaigns in highly desired. Must have an active social media presence - representing our campaign online professionally and courteously. Must be willing to learn voter databases and systems. Must be willing to communicate directly with voters through phone and door to door contact, always keeping in mind you are a representative of the campaign. Great written and oral communication skills.

Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest or two references to hello@shamekaparrishwright.com with "Campaign Internship" in subject line.


 

The Democratic Attorneys General Association Internship

This internship opportunity with DAGA is a one-of-a-kind experience that helps students learn more about the American political process. The term will begin in May and go through August (start and end dates are flexible depending on candidate availability). This is a non-employment internship opportunity. Internships are part-time and unpaid, but we can sign off on credit/service hours. Interns are offered flexible work schedules and hours are capped at 20 hours a week. Interns will receive a $250/week stipend to offset living costs. This is a remote internship. Applicants must have access to WiFi.  

To learn more and apply, click here.


Councilwoman Donna Purvis Internship

Councilwoman Purvis is seeking someone to intern as a staff helper. The intern will research ordinances, have verbal and written contact with government departments, and answer constituent calls. This position is not part of the Louisville Metro Internship Program.

Please contact Councilwoman Purvis at or at (502) 574-3905 if you are interested in this position.


Kentucky Democratic Party Internship

The Kentucky Democratic Party is once again offering an Internship Program. Several positions are available in the areas of field organizing, fundraising, research, communications, and digital media and advertising. 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. If you are interested but do not have the ability to do an unpaid internship, please still apply. There are a limited number of paid fellow positions available.

To apply, please submit your application to: https://kydemocrats.org/about/people/jobs/intern/


Congressman John Yarmuth Internship

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.

For more information about Congressman Yarmuth, go to: https://yarmuth.house.gov/.
For more information about the internship, please contact Judy Look at (502) 582-5129 or