Wednesday, August 08, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives District Scheduler/Office Manager Opening

Are you a recent graduate living in the area or willing to come back? Congressman Adam Smith is hiring a scheduler and office manager for his district office. If you're interested and want more information, contact Puget Sound alumna and current Smith staffer Becca Bryant at

U.S. House of Representatives District Scheduler/Office Manager Opening
Congressman Adam Smith seeks a District Scheduler/Office Manager to plan the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in the District. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing invitations and scheduling requests, providing travel and logistical support, preparing events and meetings, acting as a liaison to constituents, running the Congressional internship program and conducting various administrative duties. Exact portfolio to be determined by the needs of the Congressional District and staff expertise.

Candidates should demonstrate a professional manner; the ability to multitask and stay organized; excellent oral and written communication skills; thoroughness and careful attention to detail; the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment; the ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others in a fast-paced office; and a strong commitment to public service. Ties to and knowledge of the Ninth Congressional District are desired. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.

Salary range is $38,000+, dependent on qualifications and experience, with Federal employee benefits including the student loan repayment program.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume to no later than 5pm PST on Friday, August 17th with “DISTRICT SCHEDULER/OFFICE MANAGER” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Healthy Democracy Program Support Intern Position

Healthy Democracy is a US-based nonpartisan nonprofit that designs and coordinates innovative deliberative democracy programs. 
The Program Support Intern will assist with the logistics, coordination, and general administration for a unique participatory process called the Citizens’ Initiative Review.
 In past years, the Program Support Intern has played a critical role in helping to plan for and carry out Citizens’ Initiative Reviews in Oregon and elsewhere. Individuals who are interested in participatory democracy, collaborative governance and/or public engagement are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter for consideration, More information can be found at the Healthy Democracy website. This is an unpaid internship that runs from June through August 2018, and there is flexibility for the intern to work either full-time or part-time. 
Kelly Coates
Office Coordinator
Healthy Democracy
503.703.6568 (cell)
503.841.6865 (office)
Healthy Democracy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to elevate the voice of citizens and to improve political discourse for the benefit of all voters.

Denny Heck for Congress Field Organizer Position

Field Organizer
Competitive Western Washington Democratic congressional campaign is seeking full time Field Organizers to build a grassroots voter contact effort to re-elect a Member of Congress. Organizers will be in charge of recruiting, managing and coordinating volunteers as well as performing direct voter contact.

Start Date/End Date: May/Early June- November 15

Location: Puget Sound Region (Washington State)

Responsibilities include:
·      Representing the campaign in the community
·      Working with the field director to implement voter contact efforts and events in their region
·      Building a long-term volunteer infrastructure in their assigned area
·      Collaborating and managing volunteer leadership to successfully plan events such as canvasses, phone banks, and voter registration drives.
·      Managing training and motivating volunteers

·      Previous experience on Democratic campaigns encouraged
·      Strong organizational skills
·      Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
·      Dedication to empowering volunteers and a belief in moving progressive causes forward
·      Goal orientated and willing to hold oneself accountable as a member of a team
·      Excellent personal, verbal and written communication skills
·      Ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends, on a regular basis.
·      Access to transportation

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Healthcare benefits available.

To apply, email your 100-200 word cover letter and resume to with Field Organizers in the subject line.

People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Dr. Kim Schrier’s Campaign for Congress Internship Opportunity

Dear Professor, 

My name is Shanley Miller. I am a Field Organizer for Dr. Kim Schrier's Congressional campaign for the 8th District in Washington State. We are looking to hire interns and fellows this campaign season. This is going to be a really exciting race and an opportunity for students to gain experience working on a nationally watched Congressional race. 
Attached is the intern description. I am more than willing to answer any questions from you or your students. 

Either email me at or we can schedule a call. 
Field Organizer
Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress
(425) 753-7007

LOCATION: Issaquah
Title: Campaign Intern
To Apply: Send Resume to

Interns will be on the front lines of working with volunteers and voters in support of the Dr. Kim Schrier’s campaign for Congress. Interns will learn the ins and outs of supporting a nationally watched congressional race. Interns will take part in traditional methods of voter contact such as phone calls, door knocking. They will gain valuable experience in volunteer management, training, and recruitment, as well as learning basics of campaign management software.

·Manage databases of registered voters and campaign volunteers. 
· Engage in regular field trainings for first-time campaign volunteers.

·     Support the general campaign effort by participating directly in the execution of our voter contact strategy, which may include door-to-door communication, phone calls, voter registration, tabling, and visibility. 

·     Support the field program, including data management, volunteer recruitment and retention, and administrative duties. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Want to Work at the State Department with a Former Logger?

Xandra Scott, a P&G major who graduated in 2013 and is currently a Junior Program Officer herself at the US Department of State, let me know that there is an opening for a Junior Program Officer in the Department of State to serve as a Recruitment and Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of Academic Exchanges of the Office of Academic Programs.

From the job posting:

This office conducts academic exchange programs working with universities, colleges, schools, bi-national centers, Fulbright commissions, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to foster bilateral relationships and promote the principles of international partnership and mutual understanding by seeking out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies through open, merit-based competitions.

The person in this job will perform a wide range of services necessary to enable greater outreach and interaction with ECA/A/E’s numerous and varied program applicants, constituencies, stakeholders and the general public. These services include supporting ECA’s goal to have its websites, social media platforms, and other communications tools serve as a vehicle to increase cooperation, efficiency, and effectiveness in international educational, cultural, and training exchange programs. 

Specific duties will include editorial, database, administrative and public outreach tasks, such as oversight of internal and external communications products and platforms, responding to public inquiries, working with ECA’s press team on media notes and other media engagement projects, compiling and creating statistics, infographics and data visualizations, managing a travel and outreach calendar, and presenting on ECA/A/E programs at meetings and conferences.

See the full posting here for more details, including qualifications and instructions on how to apply.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Your Voice Can Make a Difference Brown Bag 04/23

Congressional Internship Opportunity for Congressman Denny Heck

Congressional Internship Opportunity in Congressman Denny Heck’s Thurston and Mason County District Office 
Lacey, WA

Congressman Heck Currently Seeking Applicants for Congressional Internship Positions:
Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process and civic service, possess excellent 
writing and communication skills, and work well as part of a team.

About the Internship:
An internship in my office provides a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand how our government works. Interns learn about the legislative process, as well as the operations of a Congressional office.

Internship opportunities are offered throughout the fall, winter, spring and summer. Although all internships are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. Additionally, my office is happy to assist interns who qualify for academic credit. The hours are flexible to accommodate personal schedules.

Interns may perform a variety of duties including: general office work such as answering phones, greeting constituents and visitors and writing letters. Interns may also be assigned to assist constituents on personal matters involving federal agencies (case work) or to work on District- based projects.

Applicants must submit an internship application packet, letter of interest and resume to the following address via regular mail or email to:

Congressman Denny Heck
Attn: Holly Coe
420 College Street SE, Suite #3000 Lacey, WA 98403

Or Email:

To obtain an internship application packet or for further information, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Holly Coe by phone at (360) 459-8514 or by email at

Monday, April 09, 2018

Summer Opportunities: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

From: Lillian Lanier []
Sent: Friday, April 6, 2018 12:01 PM
To: Robin Jacobson <>
Subject: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington - Connecting with UPS Students

Hi Professor Jacobson, 

My name is Lillian and I am the Field Organizer at NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. NARAL is excited about the opportunity to connect with current UPS students, particularly those interested in politics and reproductive rights. Madison Grossan, my coworker and, UPS alum suggested that you would be a great person to contact. 

I wanted to share with you the description of NARAL's organizing and campaigns fellowship program in case there are students you know of who might be interested. I have also shared this with the Career Office, but as someone who works directly with students and knows what individuals might be looking for, wanted to share this with you directly.

Likewise, if there are ways that NARAL can support students within the program looking to learn more or connect with state-level advocacy organizations, please let me know! We're excited to be in touch.


Friday, April 06, 2018

Amnesty International Job Opportunity!

This is from Meggie Weiler, a P&G alum now working in DC. Contact Professor Sousa for Meggie's contact information if you are interested. 

I hope that all is well with you. I am reaching out because a colleague of mine from Senator Murray's office now works at Amnesty International and is looking to hire an entry-level Government Relations Administrative Associate. He is looking for someone who is a strong writer, personable, and has an interest in refugee issues. I work closely with his team in my professional capacity and can say with confidence that it would be an amazing opportunity for a graduating student.

If any interested students have questions about government relations team at Amnesty or the associate position, feel free to give them my contact information.

It would be great to see this go to a fellow Logger!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

CICE "State of the City" 04/11

I am reaching out on behalf of the CICE to let you all know about an upcoming event we are putting on. Mayor Victoria Woodards is giving a "State of the City" speech on April 11th, and we are hosting a viewing party and following discussion in the Rotunda. The live stream begins at 6:00 PM, and we should be done with the following discussion by 8:00 PM. Would you be willing to let your students know about this event and pass on our poster? We would really love to have students engaged in city politics!

Kathryn Hart
University of Puget Sound | 2018
International Political Economy | Business | Spanish | (541) 231-8282