Political Jobs & Internships
Political jobs and internships from around New York and the country will be posted here as they become available.
Christine Quinn for Mayor - NYC
Quinn for New York is currently accepting applications for campaign internships and fellowships in New York City. The campaign has unlimited openings. If interested, please visit quinnfornewyork.com/intern to fill out an application form or email email@example.com with any questions.
Anthony Weiner for Mayor - NYC
Weiner for Mayor is currently accepting applications for campaign internships in New York City. If interested, please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. The campaign will follow up with a questionnaire for applicants.
John Liu for Mayor - NYC
John Liu for Mayor is currently accepting applications for campaign internships in New York City. If interested, please submit a resume and a brief cover letter detailing your experience and your interest in New York City politics to email@example.com to apply.
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.
Reshma for New York City Public Advocate - NYC
Reshma for New York is a political campaign that is working to get Reshma Sanjauni elected for New York City Public Advocate. This summer, we are recruiting excited students with government interests to be Volunteer Organizational Fellows. Michael Blake, our Campaign Manager and a former top aide on the Obama Administration, is excited to offer you this opportunity. This fellowship can serve as a way for students to learn about the political process in New York City, while strengthening their resume and honing leadership skills.
The primary responsibility of an OF is to recruit, manage, and work with volunteers to organize their communities and neighborhoods into teams that register, petition, and turnout voters. Their responsibilities include but are not limited to signing up volunteers, petitioning, data entry, phone banking, planning and executing events and leading trainings; building relationships with community leaders; and ensuring data integrity. Fellows will also have opportunities to work in other departments within the campaign including, finance, communications, scheduling, etc. This is an unpaid position. The expected time commitment is 10-20 hours a week. Organizing Fellows report directly to the Regional Field Director.
No previous experience in management or politics is necessary but is welcome as well. Fellows will be working under a Regional Field Director and assignment is based on fellow’s convenience. If you are interested in this internship, please send a resume and brief cover letter to Regional Field Director Jerelyn Rodriguez at her email address email@example.com or call her at (917)-731-8948.
Queens City Council Campaign - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have the email subject line read "Campaign Internship."
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.