Monday, October 08, 2018

Paid Internship with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - Legislative Affairs

Puget Sound Students,

My name is Nelson Falkenburg and I am the Legislative Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. We are recruiting for a current or recent graduate to work for our Legislative Affairs team during the 2019 legislative session. The Legislative Affairs Intern will support WDFW staff and the agency's mission by managing inquiries from legislators, tracking bills through the legislative process, developing communication tools for the Legislative Affairs team, and coordinating meetings.

Here is the position recruitment: Position Recruitment

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The Midterms: The Impact of Disaffected Voters w/ Gary Locke and Rick Wilson, 10/22 6:30pm

Former Washington Governor Gary Locke and GOP strategist and author Rick Wilson (author of the NY Times best-selling book, Everything Trump Touches Dies) discuss the upcoming midterm elections.  
Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30pm
Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University
Free to students!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Internship Opportunity: Campaign Intern

LOCATION: Issaquah
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.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                  

  • 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, 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.