Internship Opportunities

 

Fall 2014 Internships 

Ogden
Ann Millner for Utah State Senate District 18
Position: Campaign Internship
The Ann Millner Senate District Campaign is seeking an intern to work one-on-one with candidate Ann Millner and campaign manager, Barbara Riddle. Tasks include but are not limited to helping to plan, set-up, and host town hall meetings, contacting voters, organizing volunteers with precinct walks, and sign delivery/pick-up. The position provides a great networking opportunity with great people in the business and Ogden area. Hours are flexible, with some work in the evenings, and some work done at home and online.
To Apply: Contact Abby Coura abbycoura@gmail.com
 
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 http://enga.ge/projects/inside-the-cave. 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) - mike@dmcaleer.com. 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 http://www.dmcaleer.com/
To Apply: Contact Michael Pratt-mike@dmcaleer.com
 
Young Democrats of Utah
Position: Communications Internship
The Young Democrats of Utah are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working Young Democrat to fill the position of Communications Intern to help with their youth outreach campaign during the 2014 elections. Primary duties including helping develop and implement a communications strategy, writing and distributing newsletters, emails, and press releases, creating and maintaining web and social media content, and supporting YDU’s weekly door-to-door outreach campaign. This part-time position is ideal for a college student and may be eligible for college credit.
The Young Democrats of Utah (YDU) is a youth-led, statewide, partisan political organization. YDU mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influences the ideals of the Democratic Party, and develops the skills of the youth generation to serve as leaders at the local and national level. Our programs aim to engage Young Democrats through their local county, college, or high school chapters so we can make a positive impact in our communities. YDU’s goal is to build a permanent bloc of young Democratic voters in Utah.
Requirements:
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrable skill in writing, editing and proofreading
  • A strong measure of comfort talking to potential volunteers and voters both in-person and via phone.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including evenings and Saturdays.
  • High level of enthusiasm and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing work environment.
To apply: please email a resume to TJ Ellerbeck, YDU President, at tjellerbeck@youngdemsofutah.com.
 
Young Democrats of Utah
Position: Campaign Internship
The Young Democrats of Utah are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working Young Democrat to fill the position of Campaign Intern to help with their youth outreach campaign during the 2014 elections. Primary duties include assisting the Executive Director with volunteer recruitment and coordination, voter contact and door-to-door canvassing, data-entry and canvass preparation, and handling other campaign tasks as assigned. This part-time position is ideal for a college student and may be eligible for college credit.
Requirements:
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously.
  • A strong measure of comfort talking to potential volunteers and voters both in-person and via phone.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including evenings and Saturdays, when most door-to-door canvassing will take place.
  • High level of enthusiasm and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing work environment.
To apply: please email a resume to TJ Ellerbeck, YDU President, at tjellerbeck@youngdemsofutah.com.
 
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. 
 
KEY RESPONSIBLITIES
  • 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
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Active social media participant
  • Knowledge of legislative process
  • Confident presenter
 ABILITIES
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated team player
For more information about this position, see:  
https://apps.weber.edu/wsuimages/walkerinstitute/United%20Way.pdf

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 csant@utdem.org
 
Ogden Job Opportunity
Utah Republican Party
Position: Neighborhood Walks Manager
Get involved with the Vote By Mail initiative, campaign for local candidates and survey constituents on issues by managing neighborhood walks. You will gain experience of how the political process works, learn to how to canvass an area and get paid in the process! Duties and responsibilities included, but not limited to:
  • Implement plans created by the political director
  • Manage walks
  • Distribute the walk books at each shift
  • Keep track of:
    • Volunteers hours
    • Neighborhoods that have been walked
  • Maintain paper work:
    • Precinct binders
    • Nightly walk summary sheets
  • Train volunteers and temp workers how to complete precinct tracking sheets
Hours:
Part-time - average of 20 hours a week. Weeknights- 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Saturdays- 10:00am -5pm -
Pay:$10hr
Physical Requirements: May be required to move walk book materials weighing up to 15 pounds
Skills Required: Able to manage teams, organized, work well with a variety of different people, reliable.
To Apply: For immediate consideration please email your resume to aundrea@utgop.org or call for more information (801) 533-9777


Salt Lake City
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. 
Responsibilities: 
- 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 
Click for more details: http://www.utahdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/RFO-Job-Description.pdf
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to cbannon@utdem.org with “Regional Field Organizer” in the subject line. 
 
Laura Belnap for Utah State Board of Education District 5

Position: Campaign Intern
Laura Belnap’s campaign is looking for diligent and committed interns. Hours could range from five to 20-plus hours per week depending upon availability. Work could be done from a laptop.  
To apply: Please contact Rhett Wilkinson, campaign manager, at rhett.wilkinson@yahoo.com or 801-603-6004 with your resume and/or for more information. Thank you!
 
Spring 2014 Internships

Salt Lake City
Utah Attorney General Legislative Internship
Position: General Intern
Each year our interns have the opportunity to meet personally with legislators and be intimately involved in the lawmaking process. The AG’s Office tracks and monitors bills during the 45-day session due to the legal ramifications to the state. Because of the extensive hours and important duties, interns should be willing to work hard and want to make a difference.
Duties include:
Attending, taking notes on, and reporting on committee meetings and floor time
Assisting our legislative liaisons
Bill and policy research
Tracking bills
Other duties as assigned
The Legislative Session begins at the end of January and continues through mid-March. The internship is located at the State Capitol Building in Suite 230. Full-time applicants are preferred. Stipends available. Interested applicants should complete an application (found on the Utah Attorney General’s website) and send it by December 1 to Katherine Rhodes at
krhodes@utah.gov or mail it to
To Apply: Contact Carol McNamara carolmcnamara@weber.edu 
 
State Legislature Internships
Position: General Intern 
The Utah State Legislature is looking for qualified students to intern for the duration of the session.
For more details and how to apply: Contact Carol McNamara carolmcnamara@weber.edu 
 

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 carolmcnamara@weber.edu 
 
Department of State Spring 2015 Internships
Position: General Intern
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 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/369816600
For more information: Contact  Carol McNamara: carolmcnamara@weber.edu 
 
Political Cornflakes- The Salt Lake Tribune
Position: Journalism/Communications Internship
Political Cornflakes-The Salt Lake Tribune is seeking an intern in Washington DC to assist reporter Matt Canham.
 For more details and how to apply: Contact Carol McNamara carolmcnamara@weber.edu 
 
The White House Internship Program http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

Congressional Internships
http://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internships 
http://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/senate-internships 
http://robbishop.house.gov/constituentservices/internships.htm 
http://matheson.house.gov/ 
http://chaffetz.house.gov/serving-you/internships --Apply directly through Congressman Chaffetz's office.  See link for more information.
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