Thursday, June 28, 2012

Community Voters Project Jobs

This came in via email; I don't know anything about the positions so as always something to investigate on your own  --Professor O'Neil

Immediate Opportunity to Make a Difference

The Community Voters Project is immediately hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run non-partisan grassroots voter registration offices through October 2012. Help make a change by helping register African American voters. Here in Wisconsin an estimated 80,000, or 41%, of eligible African Americans are not registered to vote, and registering to vote is the first step in active participation in our democracy. For more information, contact Recruitment Director Jeff Sprague at (303) 623-4900 ext 201 or

Citizen Outreach Director, Community Voters Project
Immediate Openings:  Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Denver, Colorado Springs  
Possible Future Openings: California, Florida, Ohio and Virginia
Experience: college graduate or experience working on campaigns or managing canvassing operations
Salary: $1980 a month

We are looking for smart, motivated, action-oriented organizers who are interested in politics and have a commitment to social justice organizing. Citizen Outreach Directors will build and manage a team to run a campaign which will register 10,000-30,000 voters. Directors will recruit, manage and motivate staff, manage outreach sites, conduct registration and train canvassing staff to register voters. Nationally, we will register voters in eight states to help 350,000 under represented voters more easily exercise the right to vote. The Community Voters Project is a project of Fair Share Education Fund. Citizen Outreach Directors will work for Work for Progress, through a partnership with Fair Share Education Fund. To find out more, and to apply now, visit:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Communications Internship with Congressional Campaign

My name is Nathan Moorman, class of 2011, and I'm looking for interns who are interested in the communications side of political campaigns.  I work for Denny Heck's congressional campaign in the new 10th District as his Deputy Communications Director.  Please let me know if you need more information or I need to do anything else to help get the word out.

Thanks very much,
Nathan Moorman

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Paid DC Internship


The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation, and respectful dialogue. Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, BPC combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach.
As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health and nutrition, energy, foreign affairs and homeland security, housing, the economy, and democracy.
Further, BPC is committed to seeing our policy solutions enacted by lawmakers. Through the Bipartisan Policy Center Advocacy Network (BPCAN), our (c)(4) affiliate, we engage in advocacy and strategic outreach and education to bolster the legislative center and support efforts that bring Republicans and Democrats together on the difficult issues facing the country.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) offers full-time summer, and part-time fall and spring internships each academic semester. Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and energetic self-starters. Interns will assist individual projects and departments in several capacities and should be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks. Candidates must be team players and express an interest in one of BPC’s various policy projects or functional areas:

Fall & Spring Programs

During the fall and spring semesters, internships are part-time and unpaid and applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. The fall and spring internship programs at BPC are flexible, allowing students to gain valuable experience while maintaining their regular class schedules. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities.

Summer Program

BPC has a robust summer internship program. Summer interns are paid $12.50/hour for up to 10 weeks of work (cap of $5000). Interns work full time and are assigned to a specific BPC project or functional area.
Interns provide administrative support, assist with events and meetings, conduct research and assist with the development and writing of reports, white papers and proposals. While interns work closely with their project teams, there are also opportunities to learn from and be exposed to the wide range of issues addressed by the organization. The program includes weekly lunches with project directors, senior fellows and other senior members of the organization to discuss policy, politics and career paths.

Application Deadline

Fall internships: August 15
Spring internships: January 4
Summer internships: March 1

Application Process

Please submit all required materials via email Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls please.

Required Materials

  1. Cover letter– please indicate your top two areas of interest from BPC’s project and functional areas listed above.
  2. Resume
  3. Writing sample of approximately 3 pages
  4. College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  5. Please provide phone and email contact information for 1-2 references, including a a professor or other individual familiar with your work.
* Please note that we no longer require the BPC internship application form
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Bipartisan Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and believes that our work benefits from diversity across the organization. Decisions to hire and promote are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. We seek to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool in filling our positions.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fuse Washington Fellowship

Deadline shows as already past, but I received an email more recently so there may still be openings--

Teach in Georgia--The country, not the state--

From Teach and Learn in Georgia--

Teach and Learn with Georgia is an opportunity to teach English abroad in the country of Georgia. It is a progressive education movement initiated by the President of Georgia and implemented by the Ministry of Education and Science.

TLG aims to improve Georgia’s nationwide English language proficiency in an effort towards further globalization.

 Your university students, recent graduates, and seasoned alumni, who are fluent in English, are all invited to apply for TLG. Volunteer contracts are semester-based and expenses, including travel, are covered by the program. There are two incoming groups every month and applications should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the intended date of arrival. T

LG Volunteers are provided constant support from the TLG Staff during their time in Georgia.

We especially encourage current students and their advisors to consider the following:
· Obtaining university-granted credit towards experiential education through TLG
· Obtaining practice hours for students earning their degree or certification in teaching English
· Studying abroad at an institution of higher education in Georgia while participating in TLG

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Teach and Learn with Georgia. Thank you very much for your interest in the program. We appreciate your role in connecting students, recent graduates, and alumni, to unique volunteer abroad programs such as TLG. You help us make a difference! 

Best Regards,
 Mallory Lohmeier Marketing Coordinator Teach & Learn with Georgia
Phone: (+995 577) 973 145
Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia 52 Uznadze Street, 0102 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Heck for Congress Internship

Hello Mr. O'Neil,

My name's Phil Gardner; I'm the Communications Director with Denny Heck's Congressional campaign. Denny is running in the new 10th Congressional District which covers most of Pierce and Thurston Counties along with a portion of Mason County.

We've just launched our Campaign Fellowship Program and are looking for high school and college students who might be interested in being a part of a high-profile Congressional campaign this summer. I would be very appreciative if you would be willing to pass on the attached application to your students who might be interested. It can also be found online at this link: We are accepting applications until June 15th.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you very much!

Smith for Mayor Internship, Portland--Deadline 6/15

Hello Professor O'Neil,

I am an intern on the Jefferson Smith campaign for mayor and we are currently opening up our summer fellowship program for more participants. The Political Immersion Program is an opportunity for students from all academic disciplines, but especially politics, to work in a professional environment developing visibility campaigns, creating a social media presence, and experiencing local government. We would appreciate it if you would pass this opportunity along to your students. The following is the press release includes all the information about the program. (I've also attached it for your convenience.)

“A Summer for Portland”
Political Immersion Fellowship
with Jefferson Smith’s campaign for Mayor

Join our Political Immersion Fellowship and give a summer for Portland’s future. Be part of a campaign that’s already historic -- check out our number of Facebook fans, house party hosts, and individual donors to know why. We’re looking for a group of interested, committed, and talented Fellows to help us mayor-make and be the core of our campaign. We’re looking for people who enjoy learning, adapting, and exploring new ideas. Our Fellows will learn the ins and outs of Portland politics, gain hands-on experience, and professional skills, work in a dynamic environment, and network with some of Oregon’s influential leaders -- all while potentially earning academic credit and working with a great team of fellow do-gooders.

This experience is for all kinds of students -- politically inclined or not.

If you’re interested in Portland, this Fellowship is for you. Our projects range from public service to event planning, communications, social media, policy development, non-profit partnerships, and administration.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Create and implement an unprecedented visibility campaign and help manage the campaign on the daily.  Roles and responsibilities depend on interest, expertise, immediate campaign needs. Examples?
    •    Attend campaign and community events with Jefferson and staffers
    •    Identify outreach and community engagement opportunities
    •    Assist with social media and traditional communications projects
    •    Attend campaign house parties to meet new donors and volunteers
    •    Work with volunteer leaders in the community and recruit new volunteers
    •    Support donor research and fundraising efforts

    •    Flexibility -- campaign work requires this every day
    •    Ability to work collaboratively and independently
    •    Willingness to take initiative and insatiable appetite to learn
    •    Attention -- no, devotion -- to detail and ability multi-task
    •    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    •    Commitment to progressive political causes and candidates
    •    Laptop and reliable transportation desired, but not required

The Fine Print
We’re asking for 20 hours a week to get you a full-on, mayor-making experience (though we can talk about fewer hours if need be). While the position’s unpaid, we’re more than happy to work with you and your school to arrange for academic credit.

To apply, visit our website ( for all the details, or email a resume and letter of interest to Bryan Little, Application deadline is 6/15/2012.

Thanks so much,
Madeline Meininger

Monday, June 04, 2012

Summer Internship

Subject: Summer Internship Opportunity with Michael Baumgartner for U.S. Senate 

To: Patrick H O'Neil Professor O'Neil, 

My name is Michael Morgan, the Office Coordinator for Michael Baumgartner for U.S. Senate. For this summer, we are looking to hire 3 interns with compensation to fulfill the duties shown in the attached flyer. I just spoke with Eileen and the office of Politics and Government, and she said you might be able to post our internship opportunity on your blog. I've attached the flyer for our internship, and if you have any questions about the offering, feel free to call me at 509-496-3638 or email me at 

Thank you very much for the time! 

Michael Morgan Office Coordinator | Michael Baumgartner for U.S. Senate 509.496.3638