Internship Opportunities


In-State Internships

 Donna McAleer for Congress
Position: Campaign Internship 
The Donna McAleer for Congress Congressional Campaign is seeking motivated, forward thinking interns that want to be part of a new way of running and winning political campaigns. We are ripping a page straight out of the Obama '12 election playbook. We are implementing much of the technology and tactics as outlined in the report on that campaign called "Inside the cave" Download it at If becoming an integral part of a team doing that kind of work interests you, send an email to Michael Pratt (New Media/digital Director) - The best candidates: embrace technology, are self-starters and take responsibility.
Donna McAleer is an independent thinker and woman of action and we're looking for interns just like that. Learn more at

To Apply: Contact Michael
Ogden City Business Development
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United Way
Position: Advocacy Engagement Interns (Weber/Davis) (Utah County)
Advocacy Engagement Interns work directly with the Community and Advocacy Engagement Coordinator and the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Interns will be assigned specific districts for which they will be responsible for all constituent and volunteer contact.  Within each district, Interns are expected to recruit volunteers, build volunteer teams, collect pledge cards, and host events that will generate broad support for United Way’s legislative agenda.  Interns will help organize house meetings, phonebanks, and letter writing parties in key districts for the purpose of pledge card collection, constituent education, and citizen lobbying. Interns will be assigned specific goals and metrics that they will work to meet each week, and as the bill moves to committee or to the floor, they will contact supporters in key districts to provide grassroots support to lobbying efforts. 
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to implement Grassroots campaign/strategy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders and volunteers
  • Foster and develop neighborhood teams in assigned geographical regions
  • Empower volunteers to develop into leadership roles within the program
  • Conduct outreach to community groups to increase size and scope of program
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Active social media participant
  • Knowledge of legislative process
  • Confident presenter
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated team player
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Utah Democratic Party
Position: Voter Registration & Coordinated Campaign Internship
Time commitment: Interns will be required to work at least 15-25 hours per week, and will be employed through November 4th, 2014. Interns can earn course credit for their participation in this program.
Responsibilities: Interns are actively in the field and thus are the face of the Utah State Democratic Party in communities throughout the state, working to increase voter registration and the Democrats agenda and grow the grassroots movement for electoral success in 2014.  The primary responsibility of an intern is to engage in direct voter contact by knocking on doors and making phones calls, and recruit, train and manage volunteers in order to grow the grassroots movement in Utah. 
Skills and qualifications:
  • Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously;
  • A good sense of humor and a strong interest in and commitment to increasing voter participation in Utah and in electing Democratic officials.
The Utah State Democratic Party is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The Utah State Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is the Party’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The Utah State Democratic Party will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited. 

To Apply:
Resumes should be submitted to
Weber County Clerk, Auditor’s Office
Position: Elections Director
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The Borgen Project
Political Affairs Internship 

This is a part-time 14 hours per week telecommuting internship. The internship is 4 months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district to which the intern is assigned. Must be available Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM PST for The Borgen Project's national conference call. This position is unpaid, but college credit is available. 

  • Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your state/district
  •  Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events 
  • Assist with fundraising--Create personal fundraising campaign and meet targets 
  • Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation
  • As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations 
  • Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups 

  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision 
  • Strong oral communication skills with the ability to lead meetings and give speeches
To Apply: Please email your resume to 

For more information about The Borgen Project, please visit

Department of State eInternship
Web design, Social Media, Research Internship

You can intern with U.S. Embassies around the world and in Washington, D.C. while you're at school. eInternships with U.S. Government agencies give you real experience working with government offices in the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, etc. eInterns work about ten hours each week directly with their office to do research, social media, website design, data visualization, reporting, teaching, and much more!

We are now accepting applications for these unpaid opportunities from July 2, 2014 through July 22, 2014

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen

  • A college or graduate/post-graduate student of freshman status or higher

  • A part- or full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate/post-graduate degree at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Please visit USAJOBS to apply today.


Salt Lake City

Education First
Education First is coordinating internships with members of the legislature to help with their political work going into the 2014 caucuses. We are looking for interns who are interested in local-level campaign work such as: answering emails, making calls, working on strategy with a legislative candidate, setting up events and cottage meetings and maybe some fundraising. 
This will be an educational experience. We will be hosting seminars throughout the time on subjects such as field organization, political data, social media and websites, career and political networking, messaging and strategy. 
Interships are part time, flexible, and paid!
There may be opportunities for students to continue working into primaries with some legislators if they are interested. This is a great chance for students to make connects and contacts--key to getting a political job after college. Recent graduates and current students looking for internships are all welcome.
To Apply: Please email a resume to or call for more info 801-400-0511.

Governor's Office
Position: General Intern 
 The Office of the Governor is seeking interns for Fall 2014. Interns will gain a wide variety of professional experience while working within the Executive Branch of government.  Internships are unpaid but may be completed for academic credit.  Internship start and end dates will be negotiated based on school schedules.
Interns may assist in the following offices: The Office of the Governor, Authentications, Governor’s Office of Planning and Management, Constituent Services, Elections, and the Office of the First Lady.
Hours: 20 hours per week.  Work schedules are flexible; however, interns are required to be present in the office on the days and times agreed upon by both parties.

  • Logging documents
  • Conducting special research projects
  • Assisting with press events
  • Drafting correspondence letters, thank you notes, etc.
  • Compiling documents for the Governor and senior staff
  • Documenting state events, i.e., taking photographs, attending meetings
  • Routine office duties: Answering telephones / filing / copying / archiving
We are seeking outstanding young men and women with excellent writing, grammar, and computer skills, who are professional in dress and conduct.
To Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (two page maximum) to Teresa Pinkal Applications with be reviewed on an ongoing basis through August 8, 2014. 

 Governor's Office 
Position: Film Communications/Public Relations Intern
 This position offers excellent communications and public relations experience, in a fast-paced, rewarding, professional environment.  The Film Communications Intern will attend and film the Governor’s speaking engagements, summits, and appearances and produce short videos for the Governor’s social media outlets.  The intern will have a unique opportunity to learn about the functions of the executive branch, develop key relationships, strengthen writing and editing skills, while gaining valuable experience in media relations, strategic execution, and media event logistics.
Hours: Full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), negotiable schedule.
Duration: Fall 2014, start and end dates to be negotiated, based on school schedule
  • Proficient understanding of Final Cut Pro, film equipment, and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong verbal and research skills
  • Great interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve, think creatively, and complete tasks on time
  • Consistently demonstrate initiative and responsibility
 To Apply:
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, two writing samples (two page maximum), and availability to Allyse Robertson  Applications will be reviewed and interviews will take place on a rolling, first come first serve basis.
  • Students who complete an internship as part of their degree program are preferred.
  • This is an unpaid internship, but an extraordinary opportunity for experience, portfolio material, and strong references.

Utah Debate Commission
Position: Public Relations Intern 

The Utah Debate Commission is a newly created non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to sponsoring, hosting, and broadcasting candidate debates in Utah.  The commission consists of educational institutions, news media outlets, and civic and community leaders in Utah.

The intern will work with the executive committee of the Utah Debate Commission, including the two co-chairs – former Utah Governor Olene Walker and former Utah State Senate Minority Leader Scott Howell.  The intern will be responsible for assisting in scheduling board meetings, coordinating with media outlets on debate broadcasting and publicity, working with educational institutions hosting the debates, assisting in arranging publicity for the commission, and carrying out other administrative activities of the commission.

The intern will help in the foundation of the commission and will be an integral part of the structure of the commission.  He or she will be responsible for assisting in areas such as logistics, publicity, meeting planning, and liaison with Utah universities and media outlets.  He or she will have the opportunity to associate with prominent civic, educational, and media leaders in the state to facilitate the work of the commission.

Utah Democratic Party
Position: Regional Field Organizer 
The Utah Democratic Party is seeking Regional Field Organizers to implement its field program in targeted areas throughout the state. Regional Field Organizers will be responsible for recruiting, training and developing volunteers to lead efforts aimed at registering voters. 
- Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to implement Utah State Democratic Party Field Plan 
- Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders and volunteers 
- Foster and develop neighborhood teams in assigned geographical regions 
- Empower volunteers to develop into leadership roles within the program 
- Conduct outreach to community groups to increase size and scope of program 
- Lead voter registration and field efforts in assigned region 

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To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to with “Regional Field Organizer” in the subject line. 

Charles A Stormont for Attorney General 
Position: Campaign Internships  

The Charles A. Stormont for Attorney General campaign is hiring interns to assist in all manner of campaign activities and to allow students to gain college credit and work experience.   The Attorney General race is the only state-wide race this election cycle, and interns will have the opportunity learn the nuts and bolts of a broad reaching, grass roots campaign. To learn more about Charles and his goals in running for Attorney General, please
Internship opportunities are available in field organization and voter contact, fundraising, communications, and volunteer coordination.
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management skills
Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week, negotiable schedule
Duration: Summer 2014 through November 4, 2014

To Apply: Please contact Carol McNamara


Washington, D.C. Internships

The Larrison Group 
Position: General Intern 
The Larrison Group (TLG) is looking for a full-time intern for summer and fall of 2014 (with preference for an intern that can serve both summer and fall of 2014). TLG is a small political fundraising and consultation firm based in Georgetown. Our clients include Senator Orrin Hatch (UT), Senator Rob Portman (OH), and the Republican Governors Association, among others. Our intern will help with the day to day operations of the company including but not limited to: 

·         Maintaining the company database with the most up to date information, including contact information, event attendees and invitees, incoming contributions, prospective donors, etc.

·         Researching prospective donors, gathering personal and company background information and political giving histories

·         Drafting and updating schedules and briefings for our clients’ events and out of state fundraising trips

·         Event planning, including following up on invitations and pledges and event logistics – interns will have the opportunity to assist in staffing events in Washington, DC, when possible

·         Basic office administrative tasks

For more details and how to apply: Contact Carol McNamara 

Department of State Spring 2015 Internships
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
To Apply: Visit

For more information: Contact  Carol McNamara: 



The White House Internship Program

Congressional Internships --Apply directly through Congressman Chaffetz's office.  See link for more information.

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