Monday, June 27, 2016

Edmonds Intern Campaign Manager Position

County Council Campaign Manager
10-15 hours per week
Now-Late August

Position Description:
The Pierce County Council is held by a slim 5-4 Republican majority.  Carolyn Edmonds (D) is running to unseat a Republican incumbent and flip the balance.

The campaign manager will work directly with Carolyn while under the supervision of the campaign consultant.  The intern’s primary job is to help the candidate maximize their time spent with voters and in fundraising.  Responsibilities will include tracking and organizing fundraising, event logistics, managing volunteers, data entry, doorbelling and phonebanking.  A reliable form of transportation may be necessary depending on the campaign and intern’s location.  Some campaign related experience is preferred – volunteer experience is fine – but more importantly, we’re looking for someone with energy and a passion for getting involved in local politics.

After August, this will be a paid position.  Graduating seniors interested in paid campaign work in the fall should consider applying and will be given first preference for that position.

Ben Anderstone
Progressive Strategies NW

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Campaign Fellowship Opportunity for UPS Students

From: Alex McNeil
To: David Sousa

Hey Professor,

I'm emailing because I'm hiring fellows, and I wanted to reach out to UPS students who might be interested in diving into the campaign.

I'm going to be here through November, so I'll be looking for folks for summer, fall, or both. The fellowship is with the Iowa Democratic Party coordinated campaign. It's unpaid, but I can guarantee housing (which often comes with meals) for anyone making the trip.

Many of my co-workers started as fellows, and these positions often lead into paid gigs as organizers. The fellowship is one of the surest ways to get a foot in the door--the fast track, so to speak.

The job: A fellow would work with me to build a grass roots machine across two counties I'm supervising. This would entail meeting with locals, planning and executing phone banks, voter registration drives and canvas launches; and generally, organizing a massive get out the vote effort leading up to November. The perks: a chance to work for the good guys in an important cycle, a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in an intense and rewarding work environment, and a great opportunity for professional development, especially for those interested in a career in politics.

Those interested should reach out to me directly at with an email including a resume and short self-description.

Let me know if you have any questions!