Political Jobs & Internships
Political jobs and internships from around New York and the country will be posted here as they become available.
John F. Duane for City Council - NYC
Highly competitive Queens City Council campaign seeks self-motivated interns to assist in daily operations and management. We are currently accepting a limited number of college students or young self‐starters for specific roles on the campaign. Must be a registered voter in New York. This campaign is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with real campaign and political experience. If you are looking for a future in politics, organizing, or advocacy, this campaign will help you develop skills for your future career by making professional connections, learning valuable new skills, and reaching real, achievable goals.
Intern responsibilities will include:
Field: Recruit volunteers, manage and train volunteers, run and participate in canvasses and phone banks, aid in petitioning efforts, manage your own Get Out the Vote and Election Day effort.
Social Media and Communications: Manage online campaign updates, manage website content and blog, produce multimedia communications pieces, work to expand campaign's reach through social media.
Database Management: Learn to use comprehensive database systems, manage database of voters and volunteers, run data entry operation.
How to apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please have the email subject line read "Campaign Internship."
Melinda Katz for Queens Borough President - NYC
Melinda Katz's campaign for Queens Borough President is currently seeking interns. Interns will assist the staff in the Forest Hills office and in the field. They will work closely with the campaign staff, and other interns on matters directly affecting the campaign. Interns’ duties will include, but are not limited to, direct voter outreach, volunteer recruiting, voter registration, data administration, attending and helping coordinate campaign events, and Get Out The Vote operations. The position provides opportunities for a great deal of “hands-on” campaign experience. Interns will be expected to commit 10-15 hours per week.
Students with an interest in city/local government and the electoral process. Applicants should be hardworking, energetic, reliable, and have strong communication skills. Knowledge of Queens is a plus but not a prerequisite.
Send resume to Zach Bernstein, field organizer/intern coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Levine for City Council - NYC
Opportunities are now available to work with a rising progressive Democrat who is currently running to serve in the New York City Council, representing the Upper West Side, Harlem, and Washington Heights.
Our campaign seeks self-motivated interns to assist in daily operations. Opportunities are unlimited. If you are passionate about New York City politics, committed to grassroots campaigning, and ready to be heard as part of an exciting movement to effect change, this campaign is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with real campaign and political experience.
You will work closely with the candidate, campaign staff, and other interns on various campaign matters. Interns’ duties will include, but are not limited to, direct voter outreach through phone calls and canvassing, volunteer recruiting, data administration, attending and helping coordinate campaign events, and Get Out The Vote operations.
If you are available from now through September 10, are hard working, and are hoping to interact with voters and learn more about the workings of an NYC political campaign – from research and data management to communications and outreach, please email Jessie Leiken at email@example.com.
Julie Menin for Manhattan Borough President - NYC
Job Posting Title: Political Campaign Intern
Employment Start and End Date: Summer/Fall 2013
A top Manhattan campaign is seeking interns to start immediately for the upcoming September 10 election. Learn from the ground up about the methodology and practices involved in the operation of a major New York City political campaign, from voter outreach to issue research. Interns will be involved in every aspect of political campaigning, where job skills can be honed and futures made:
We are looking for individuals who are diligent, outgoing, focused, dependable, resourceful and can work well in a team-oriented atmosphere. For those who appreciate interaction with voters and supporters, where discussing issues of importance is both fulfilling and fun, getting involved with this campaign will be a great way to spend the summer.
Internships are available in many different areas of expertise:
Qualifications: If you are an undergraduate, graduate or professional student or a recent graduate with a strong interest in seeing how government works, and you care about the future of New York City, this political campaign offers you a unique opportunity. Be part of the process and help shape the future!
If interested, email your resume to Mike Bekker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suffolk County Democratic Committee Coordinated Campaign - Long Island
The Suffolk County Democratic Committee is currently launching its campaigns for Suffolk County Legislature and we need interns to help us run our campaigns for the 2013 Election Cycle. We are looking for mature, strong-minded individuals to be the face and voice of the Suffolk County Democratic Committee and our candidates. This internship is a great way to get hands on experience working on a competitive political campaign and provides a strong introduction to New York politics.
We are looking for people who:
Please send resumes to Ananya Mandal at email@example.com, or call Ananya at 631-897-4894 for more information.
Stephanie Miner for Mayor - Syracuse
Miner for Mayor is accepting applications for internships for the Summer and the Fall. Mayor Miner was first elected in 2009, at the time making history as the first female Mayor of a major city in New York. Since that time, she has made a name for herself as the Co-Chair of the New York State Democratic Party and as a vocal advocate for the fiscal problems confronting upstate cities. Potential applicants should contact Campaign Manager Kyle Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Darius Shahinfar for City Treasurer - Albany
Competitive city wide political race is seeking field fellows. Must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Fellows will recruit and coordinate volunteers, input field data, and organize canvasses. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the city of Albany and have a passion for political action. Fellows must have strong organizational skills and be able to work in a fast paced environment. Apply today and help us make history in Albany.
Send resume and a brief cover letter to: email@example.com
Out of State
Grassroots Solutions - Virginia
Job Title: Campus Organizer
Grassroots Solutions is a consulting firm specializing in grassroots strategy, organizing, training, and evaluation, focusing exclusively on organizing, engaging, and mobilizing people. We are seeking campus organizers to work on a youth outreach campaign around climate change on the governor’s race in Virginia.
Campus organizers’ objectives will fall into two categories:
The essential functions Campus Organizers will perform include:
Training will be provided. Virginia students and former students strongly encouraged to apply.
Location: Virginia, campus to be assigned
Type: Full or part-time
Start Date: Immediately
To Apply: Email resume to Elsie Raymer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grassroots Solutions values diversity and encourages persons of all backgrounds and persuasions to apply for employment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.