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Policy Advisor – Clean Energy
Third Way seeks a Policy Advisor to play a major role on its Clean Energy Program team. Primary responsibilities include researching, developing and writing policy and message documents on the clean energy issues at the center of the national debate on energy reform and climate change. The policy advisor also represents Third Way at external meetings with policymakers and advocacy organizations. A detailed knowledge of energy issues – with a particular emphasis on clean tech innovation, financing and the electricity sector – very strong research and writing skills, good sense of humor and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment are required. The position reports to the Director of the Clean Energy Program. Responsibilities include:

Develop policy memos and reports
Conduct in-depth research and distill complex issues into succinct and accessible formats, such as policy memos, summaries, and external fact sheets and correspondence
Create draft op-eds, talking points, PowerPoint presentations, messaging and Q&A documents, polling summaries and other presentation and briefing materials on Clean Energy Program products
Monitor and analyze current events and developments on clean energy issues
Research and analyze legislative debates and political developments on such topics as economic benefits of clean energy, energy dependence, carbon pricing and climate change.
Monitor online databases, media outlets, and reports from government, academia, and advocacy communities to stay abreast of relevant developments
Create and analyze public opinion/polling content to inform policy and messaging recommendations
Work with pollsters to develop new polling and public opinion surveys
Distill poll results into useable summaries for target audiences
Use public opinion data to inform content of messaging recommendations
Represent Third Way and work closely with Congress, the Administration and agency offices, advocacy organizations and other progressive leaders on clean energy issues
Supervise and manage the work of Clean Energy interns.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree, graduate degree preferred but not required.
· A minimum of three years of congressional, federal, campaign or other relevant experience.
Expertise in current political debates surrounding climate and energy issues.
Ability to write compelling and high impact products.
Exceptional analytical and research skills.
Ability to function in a fast paced, demanding environment.
Ability to work collaboratively with Clean Energy and management teams.
Assertive, results-oriented and entrepreneurial.
A commitment to Third Way’s mission and political philosophy.

Results-oriented and flexible culture

Competitive salary and full benefits package

Submit cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and salary requirements to: with “Policy Advisor – Clean Energy” as the subject line.


Washington, DC Senior Legislative & Policy Associate*

In the ten years since its founding, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action has emerged as one of the leading policy centers in the country promoting democratic values in public policy and public debate. Our core principles -- expanding democratic participation, seeking economic justice and the widest sharing of America's prosperity, restoring an active role for the public sector, and promoting responsible US engagement in an increasingly interdependent world -- are principles that have been at the core of the progressive movement for a century. Through books, reports, articles, forums, training, and working with public officials and advocates across the country, Demos seeks to impact public policy and the public debate from a strong, values-driven perspective.

The Senior Legislative & Policy Associate will report to the Director of the Washington Office and work closely with the Demos program and communications staff in New York, Austin and Boston to advance the organization's federal policy goals in Washington.

The ideal candidate will have a strong economic policy research background and experience working in Congress, on political campaigns or for federal agencies. The position offers the opportunity for growth, collegiality and mentorship within the DC office, our partner organization The American Prospect, and the broader Demos organization. The right candidate should seize the opportunity to develop skills in legislative strategy, popular writing, coalition-building, media appearances, and public speaking.


Provide rapid-response economic policy analysis on jobs, taxes, budget and regulatory issues
Monitor legislative developments on all core Demos issues;
Cultivate relationships with Hill and Administration staff;
Research and draft issue briefing papers, op-eds and memos;
Write Hill correspondence and advocacy materials;
Identify and lead outreach to issue stakeholders;
Represent Demos within coalitions and in collaborations with partners;
Other duties as assigned.
Strong economic policy background, with masters-level public policy or economics degree preferred
3-5 years legislative / policy experience in government, campaigns and/or policy-advocacy organizations;
Ability to write and speak persuasively;
Attention to detail, ability to anticipate challenges, and solve problems;
Knowledge of progressive infrastructure and leadership;
Strong personal network of contacts a plus;
Commitment to the Demos mission;
Entrepreneurial, "self-starter" profile with the ability to create and execute workplans.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Demos offers a collegial work environment and outstanding benefits package, including 20 days vacation per year, medical and dental insurance, and 401(K) plan.
How to Apply:
Please submit a 2-3 page writing sample with cover letter and resume to Heather McGhee, at hmcghee AT demos DOT org. Include in the subject line "LegPolDC and Your Name". No phone calls, please.

Demos is an Equal Opportunity Employer: people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.


* Note that this position differs from the Legislative & Policy Associate position previously advertised. We are now seeking candidates with a strong economic policy background.


The Alliance to End Hunger is actively recruiting a Hunger Free Communities Coordinator. If you are interested in applying or know of someone who may be interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at

Hunger Free Communities Coordinator

The Alliance to End Hunger, which engages diverse institutions in building the public will to end hunger, has a new opportunity for a motivated professional to coordinate the Hunger-Free Communities (HFC) Network and assist in the outreach, program development, and logistics for the National Hunger Free Communities Summit. This person must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the fields of domestic hunger and nutrition and community organizing. Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead a diverse set of stakeholders toward achieving a common goal is required; ability to utilize and manage online communications tools; excellent public speaking and writing skills; must be a self-starter and a problem solver; working knowledge of MS programs; and a passionate commitment to ending hunger. Some travel is required.

Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience.

~Please apply by February 18, 2011.

The Alliance is an EOE.



Grants/Policy Writer (Healthcare Focus) Located in Sausalito, CA

Small Business Majority, (SBM), based in Sausalito, CA, with offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, was founded, and is run, by small business owners to present a research driven, non-ideological, pragmatic view of public policy issues affecting small businesses. We began our work five years ago on multiple issues, but over the past three years have focused on healthcare reform and most recently clean energy (

We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the atmosphere of an entrepreneurial startup. This full-time position requires someone who is dynamic, self-motivated and organized.

Position Responsibilities:

50% grant and report writing:
· Write inquiries and grant proposals as well as interim and final reports to foundation and other funders – primarily healthcare-related, but also on other topics.
· Work with many team members to obtain information on SBM’s accomplishments and funding needs.
· Help to identify new funding sources in California and nationally, and compile information on potential funders.
· Manage grant tracking, submission and reporting calendar.
· Coordinate with funders re: submission logistics and deadlines.

50% healthcare policy research and writing:
· Write long and short policy reports, summaries, PowerPoints, testimony and other documents on healthcare issues — particularly the implementation of the healthcare exchanges under the new healthcare reform law.
· Research healthcare policy issues on the web and from other sources.
· Compile, synthesize and write-up complex policy information from external sources and from internal SBM team members.
· In particular, serve as a California healthcare policy expert, drawing on the work of SBM’s DC-based National Policy Director and adapting national policy principles to California’s fast-paced healthcare implementation environment – must stay on top of California’s ongoing healthcare policy developments
· Work with many team members to obtain and communicate policy information. Provide concise information to SBM’s communications team.
· Participate on telephone calls, webinars and occasionally in-person meetings with policymakers, stakeholders and others to discuss and present policy issues


Outstanding writing skills — including the ability to write in multiple “voices” - e.g. marketing, policy.
2-5 years experience
Ability to organize and synthesize volumes of disparate information from multiple sources.
Ability to write fast under deadline pressure.
Ability to work with many team members at once.
Ability to juggle multiple priorities and constantly change focus.
Excellent technical skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Above average people skills.
Strong interest in public policy issues
Small business and/or healthcare experience a plus

Limited travel within the Bay Area/Sacramento and rarely, if at all, elsewhere in California

Please send a resume with cover letter explaining how you qualify for this position, and why you’re interested, to:

We are an EO employer.


Executive Assistant to the President– Performs administrative duties for chief executive of a rapidly growing Alexandria-based women’s organization. Responsibilities include screening calls, making travel and meeting arrangements, calendar management, and membership relations. Requires strong Word and Excel computer program and internet research skills. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Also calls for a self-motivated individual who displays flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff. A degree in history is preferred.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Contact Jessie at 703-461-1920 with questions.

TITLE: Web Design and Electronic Strategy Director
REPORTS TO: President
POST DATE: February 7, 2011
START DATE: March 1, 2011
COMPENSATION: Competitive compensation depending on experience and
training; includes medical benefits.


Maryland’s hardest working Democratic fundraising and strategy firm
seeks Web Design and Electronic Strategy Director to help elected
officials and candidates achieve their outreach and fundraising
goals. Successful candidate will work with current Creative Director
to design and rebuild websites, develop social media and online ad
campaigns, and attract new clients. Clients are Statewide, State
Legislative, County, Municipal, and local. Office is fast-moving and
has a team approach with relaxed-but-focused office culture. For more
information about Rice Consulting, please visit


Include but are not limited to:

• Recommend and implement platforms to manage political fundraising,
advertising, social networking, and e-mail communication campaigns.
• Build and manage client political and campaign websites.
• Build splash pages with content forms to capture guest RSVP
information to events as well as contributions.
• Create PayPal buttons and integrate into client websites.
• Manage Rice Consulting and client Facebook and Twitter accounts.
• Outline and write campaign strategy for client Facebook and Twitter
• Send e-blasts via NGP and SALSA.
• Attend and lead current and prospective client meetings.
• Interface with clients and clients’ staff to understand overall
objectives and requirements for each project.
• Prepare a plan for each client’s web account to identify short and
long term needs and strategies to meet those needs.
• Serve as a primary point of contact for issues that clients
encounter during web service development.
• Attract new Clients through networking, marketing, and other
creative means.
• Develop and implement strategies to maintain and/or expand firm
• Assist with recruitment, training, and supervision of support staff
and interns.
• Engage and supervise support and intern staff in completion of


HTML, Google Analytics, PHP, Facebook, CSS, Twitter, RSS, Flickr,
WordPress, PayPal
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium (Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop,
Illustrator, Acrobat, Fireworks)
*Proficiency in Google AdWords and Facebook Ads a plus, but not
*Proficiency in SALSA and NGP is a plus, but not required


Include but are not limited to:

• Fluency in local and Statewide politics
• Responsiveness to clients in evening and on weekends
• Hard worker with willingness to work significant hours during
campaign season
• Desire to research and implement avant-garde campaign-related
• Capacity to juggle several challenging tasks at once and meet
• Ability to articulate Rice Consulting’s mission and sell web-based
• Expertise in current best practices in online communications
• Aptitude to work independently as well as part of a squad
• Strong and effective organizational skills with ability to
prioritize competing demands
• Excellent communication skill (oral and written) and finesse,
confident public presentation, strong listening and data collection
• Outstanding analytical, leadership and decision-making skills.
Ability to see the big picture and develop long-range strategies while
managing details.
• Discretion to maintain confidential information.
• Fortitude work with high-profile, sometimes demanding, public


• 2-4 years relevant experience managing online communications for
organization/s, candidate/s, or elected official/s
• Major in Political Science, Computer Information Technology or
Communications major is a plus


• Sit for long periods of time
• Use hands to finger, handle, or feel
• Reach with hands and arms
• Talk and hear regularly
• Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 lbs and occasionally lift and/
or move up to 25 lbs.
• Close vision of computer screen

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Noise level is moderate. Rice Consulting is an
animal-friendly environment; two office dogs work daily.

Please send brief cover letter, resume, work samples and references to

Blue State Digital: Email & Online Communications Strategists (DC, NY, London)

Feb 07 04:27PM -0500 ^

Blue State Digital is hiring experienced Email & Communications Strategists
in our New York or Washington DC offices. We're also hiring Email
Strategists in our London office (sorry, must be an EU citizen or already
eligible to work in the UK).

Washington/New York:


Job description for the US position pasted below. Please let me know if you
have any questions.

Lauren Miller
Director of Email Programs
Blue State Digital

*Email & Communications Strategist*

Blue State Digital (BSD), a strategic consulting and technology firm, is
seeking a strategist with expertise in planning and executing outbound email
and online communications programs.

BSD advises and manages email advocacy programs for some of the country's
most prominent political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, cultural and
academic institutions, and corporate brands. Strategists help build
membership lists, raise money, build public awareness and drive
participation in action-orientation communications campaigns.

We are looking for an experienced new media specialist to join our rockstar
team of communications strategists to handle our growing client portfolio.
This position is based in Blue State Digital's Washington DC or New York
City office and reports to the Director of Email Programs.

Key Responsibilities*

- Provide strategic advice and calendar planning for your own portfolio
of new and existing strategy clients, helping to capitalize on key events,
organizational milestones and breaking news stories. Plans will focus on
email, but also require input and coordination on blog/website copy, sms,
social media, advertising, video, etc. to best utilize all resources
available for a given client
- Work with clients and project managers to write and revise all email
drafts and associated copy. In addition to email, you may be writing website
copy, blog posts, text messages, facebook updates, tweets, video scripts,
etc. You will serve as the primary writer for your clients
- Assist with the production and delivery of approved emails and the
creation of email landing pages
- Coordinate with BSD's analytics team to test, segment and report on
your programs' performance
- Consult with clients' online advertising, direct mail, print, and TV
consultants/staff to create a coherent and comprehensive messaging campaigns
- Conducts research and analysis as needed for clients
- Perform other duties as required

Required Qualifications*

- Experience writing/managing email programs for a political campaign,
nonprofit organization or corporation. This is not an entry-level job
- Meticulous attention to detail. We can't afford to make mistakes on
emails going to thousands, if not millions, of people
- Strong writing, copy-editing and proof-reading skills on short
- Technically proficient (some knowledge of HTML, basic design programs)
- Knowledge of content management systems and bulk email software,
including (but not limited to): BSD, Salsa, GetActive, Convio, NGP, Constant
Contact, MailChimp, etc.
- Ability to manage many different projects at once, from assignment to
- Work well with a variety of departments and key actors. This is a team
atmosphere - you're not going solo
- Comfortable talking to clients on the phone and in-person as needed
- Ability to think creatively under pressure
- Ability to work flexible hours to meet rapid response requests from
- Sense of humor and ability to thrive in a startup atmosphere (loft-type
offices, ping pong tables, the occasional office dog, etc)
- Occasional travel (mostly between New York and Washington DC)
- Must be eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications*

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Campaign staff member (new media, communications/ press)
- Blogging and/or knowledge of the online political space
- Journalism/mainstream media
- Direct mail
- Corporate or academic new media


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Blue State
Digital offers a competitive benefits plan. BSD is an equal opportunity

How to Apply*

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled. Please send a cover
letter, resume, writing sample (no academic papers, please), and any salary
requirements to and include "Email
Strategist" in the "Subject" line. Please state your preferred office
location in the body of your email.

Senior Data Scientist at Catalist

Feb 07 01:12PM -0500 ^

*Senior Data Scientist*

As a senior data scientist at Catalist, you will have a leading role in
efforts to discover actionable insights using the largest repository of
individual-level data in progressive politics. Our work is on the cutting
edge of data-driven politics, and your findings will help Democratic
candidates and progressive organizations conduct successful advocacy and
electoral campaigns.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has significant analytical experience
with very large datasets and is looking to leverage that knowledge to make a
difference in progressive politics. Catalist is a young company that values
creativity and problem-solving; we want to revolutionize the way data is
used by political campaigns and advocacy efforts, and our analytics team is
central to achieving that goal. For more information about our company and
our clients, please visit


- Build and shape political advocacy tools and products by applying advanced
analytical techniques to large datasets

- Develop and apply models that predict individuals’ propensity to engage in
a behavior or hold a particular political viewpoint

- Design and implement new visualization techniques to help customers
extract more meaning from their data

- Work with technical staff to develop and refine data storage frameworks
that are optimized for analytical use

- Help design and build processes for evaluating and incorporating a variety
of new incoming datasets

- Present analytical results, both orally and in writing, to technical and
non-technical audiences


You should have theoretical knowledge and extensive experience with advanced
analytical techniques, including data mining, machine learning, and
predictive modeling. Mastery of at least one statistical package such as
SAS, SPSS, R, Stata, or Weka is required. Experience with terabyte-class
datasets and “big data” storage frameworks is a huge plus, as is a
background in visualization, computer science, or relational databases.


- 5+ years of experience with SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, or equivalent platform

- 3+ years of experience using a big data storage framework such as large
scale partitioned relational databases, Hadoop, Hive, or similar large scale
data frameworks

- Real-world experience manipulating large data sets using Python, Perl,
SQL, shell scripts, or similar

- Strong math and statistics background

- Real-world experience creating actionable data visualizations for
consumption by non-technical audiences

- Consumer modeling and experience with commercial databases a big plus

- Experience in risk management or fraud detection a big plus

- Political experience in progressive organizations and experience working
with voter files a big plus

- Experience with datamart-style dimensional databases a plus


MS or PhD in a technical field, preferably statistics, mathematics, computer
science, systems engineering, or a related field. Those with a non-technical
degree but extensive technical experience are also encouraged to apply.

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Erik
Brauner ( and Jason Ost ( No calls,
please. We will only be able to contact candidates who are invited to

Political Data Analyst at Catalist

Feb 07 01:12PM -0500 ^

*Political Data Analyst *

The political data analyst at Catalist will be at the center of a growing
data-centric effort to assist progressive political organizations run
successful campaigns by utilizing resources more efficiently. You will
conduct analyses of very large datasets and assist in providing strategic
recommendations to progressive client organizations to improve fundraising
capabilities and optimize voter mobilization techniques. You will also be
responsible for conducting ad hoc analyses and reporting the results to
clients under tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with exceptional
technical, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a strong
interest in progressive politics. Catalist is a young company that values
creativity and problem-solving; we want to revolutionize the way data is
used by political campaigns and advocacy efforts, and our analytics team is
central to achieving that goal. For more information about our company and
our clients, please visit


- Analyze client data in conjunction with Catalist’s own national voter file
using cross-tabular, logistic regression, decision tree, and segmentation

- Assist in the application of analytical methods to commercial and other
data sources to understand behavior, segment voters, and score and rank
individuals’ propensity to engage in a behavior or hold a particular
political viewpoint

- Collaborate with the technology and marketing teams to respond to client
issues and present company data and software capabilities

- Present analytical results, both orally and in writing, to technical and
non-technical audiences


You should have experience with univariate and multivariate statistics in
SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, or another equivalent platform. Experience
manipulating large data sets using SQL, Python, Perl, Java, or similar
language is a huge plus. A background in GIS or data visualization is also
highly valued.


- 2+ years of experience with SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, or equivalent platform

- 2+ years of experience with Postgres, Oracle, MySQL or other database

- Real-world experience using Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint to create
presentation-quality charts that tell a story

- Consumer modeling and experience with commercial databases a big plus

- Experience with mapping/GIS software a big plus (ArcGIS, Maptitude,

- Political experience in progressive organizations and experience working
with voter files a big plus

- Experience with datamart-style dimensional databases a plus


BS or BA in a technical field, preferably statistics, mathematics, computer
science, market research, economics, or a related field. Those with a
non-technical degree but technical experience are also encouraged to apply.

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Erik
Brauner ( and Jason Ost ( No calls,
please. We will only be able to contact candidates who are invited to

Programmer Analyst at Catalist

Feb 07 01:12PM -0500 ^

*Programmer Analyst *

The programmer analyst at Catalist will be a technical lead in our expanding
efforts to extract actionable insights from the largest repository of
individual-level data in progressive politics. You will be responsible for
developing solutions that assist the analytics team overcome technological
obstacles to the storage, access, and analysis of our large, rapidly
expanding pool of data. These solutions may take the form of optimizing and
maintaining a big data storage framework (Hadoop, Hbase, distributed
database), developing bespoke applications for extracting or analyzing data,
or designing and implementing a system that connects multiple existing
technologies to form a cohesive analytical framework.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent
technical skills, a strong desire to learn new skills, and an interest in
progressive politics. Catalist is a young company that values creativity
and problem-solving; we want to revolutionize the way data is used by
political campaigns and advocacy efforts, and our analytics team is central
to achieving that goal. For more information about our company and our
clients, please visit


- Work with analysts to identify opportunities for increased analytical
productivity, gather requirements, and develop a customized solution

- Develop and maintain web-based applications that support data extraction,
transformation, analysis, and reporting activities

- Provide ad hoc assistance to analytics team on projects that involve web
services, process automation, or other technical functions

- Act as liaison between analytics and technology teams to ensure
company-wide infrastructure changes and improvements are consistent with
analytical goals


You should have experience with a variety of programming languages, such as
Java, Python, C++, or PHP, and be comfortable working in a Linux
environment. SQL experience is a must, and experience with big data
frameworks, such as Hadoop, Hbase, or distributed databases, is a huge plus.
A background in transforming, analyzing, and/or visualizing large sets of
data is also highly valued.


- 4+ years of experience with at least two programming languages, including
Java, Python, Perl, C++, PHP, shell scripting, or similar

- 2+ years of experience with SQL

- Experience developing technical solutions from a set of given requirements
is a must

- Experience building custom web applications is a big plus

- Experience with terabyte-class datasets is a big plus

- Experience with mathematics and statistics is a big plus

- Experience building and/or maintaining a big data storage framework is a

- Project management experience is a plus

- Experience with datamart-style dimensional databases is a plus


BS or BA in a technical field, preferably computer science, statistics,
mathematics, or a related field. Those with a non-technical degree, or no
degree, but significant technical experience are also encouraged to apply.

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Erik
Brauner ( and Jason Ost ( No calls,
please. We will only be able to contact candidates who are invited to

Connecticut municipal race seeks Campaign Manager to oversee all
campaign operations for competitive Democratic candidate. Working
closely with the Candidate and General Consultant, the Campaign
Manager will develop and execute a comprehensive campaign strategy and

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

--Manage the campaign’s political relations, including with elected
and Democratic party officials, candidates, and key partners in labor
and community groups;
--Implement the campaign schedule to maximize its strategic value;
--Direct all campaign communications, including working closely with
the press and managing campaign website and social media tools;
--Lead the campaign’s policy development;
--Manage legal, reporting and administrative functions;
--Recruit and manage campaign staff and volunteers;
--Ensure successful execution of fundraising plan, including
management of Finance Director;
--Ensure successful execution of direct voter contact plan, including
recruitment and management of Field Director and staff;
--Manage vendor relationships to ensure successful campaign deliverables;
--Work with General Consultant to develop and apply targeting goals;
--Staff Candidate at events as necessary;
--Report to Candidate and General Consultant on all campaign progress.


--Three or more cycles of campaign experience with at least one cycle
of campaign management;
--Experience writing and implementing campaign plans;
--Experience managing candidates, staff and volunteers;
--Strong communication skills;
--Proven ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines,
multi-task and prioritize work effectively;
--Strong working knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN, NGP, research tools,
and Microsoft Office Suite.
--Experience in urban elections and/or municipal politics preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please email resume
and cover letter to by February 18.

Congressman John Carney’s office seeks unpaid interns to fill immediate openings. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours and assisting front office as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send an e-mail to with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one (brief) writing sample. Applications received by Monday, February 14th will be given priority. Delaware ties a plus, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.

The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Summer 2011.

This summer, the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute will bring five outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive summer leadership program, including an eight-week Congressional internship and a structured curriculum to learn about the legislative process and careers in the policy-making process.

The program includes a generous stipend, placement in a congressional office internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C. for Summer 2011, as well as travel and registration to GLLI’s International Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas, in December 2011.

Applications are due Monday, March 7 – find out more and apply now at

The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations.


Democratic Senator seeking interns to work closely with press staff. The internship is available in the Washington office, and is for the Spring 2011 term, full or part-time. Duties include drafting press releases and statements, conducting research, attending briefings/hearings, and other basic administrative responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and have a passion for politics. Qualifications include strong writing and communication skills as well as a demonstrated attention to detail. Additional consideration will be given to those familiar with IQ. Those with West Virginia ties are encouraged to apply.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to subject line: Press Intern.


Employer: LaFave & Associates

Date: February 6, 2011

Job Type: Internship

Description: Fundraising Internship

Small Washington, DC democratic fundraising firm seeks a motivated intern for the Spring (to start in March) with an interest in political fundraising. Flexible hours & schedule available.


Data entry in contact database

Donor research (background, political contributions, etc)

Calls for events

Creation of invitations

General Administrative dutis

Support staff at fundraising events as needed

Research potential national donors


Enrolled in a 4-year college

Strong interest in democratic politics

Strong work ethics


If interested please send resume, cover letter, and availability to Megan Gean:


Special Research Internship at ISW – Iraq Book Research

Description: The Institute for the Study of War is recruiting for an intern to assist Senior Fellow Michael Gordon on research for his next book. Mr. Gordon is the chief military correspondent for The New York Times, where he has worked since 1985. At ISW, Mr. Gordon is writing a political and military history of the conflict in Iraq from 2004 to the present. Mr. Gordon is the co-author of two previous books: “Cobra II,” which chronicled the 2003 invasion and initial occupation of Iraq, and “The Generals’ War,” which focused on the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Interns are expected to conduct archival research and assist with other forms of research and documentation.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a graduate student or an undergraduate with coursework in a field of study related to international relations. Knowledge of the Iraq conflict or a Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. Candidates should have strong writing skills, the ability to conduct research independently, and should be able to carry out tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus but not essential. Interns report directly to Mr. Gordon.

This position is available immediately, to begin in February 2011. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to
The Institute for the Study of War is a private, non-partisan, not-for-profit institution whose goal is to educate current and future decision makers about military operations, strategy, and policy. ISW publishes regular research reports on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan for policy makers, journalists, military commanders and their staffs, as well as general public. For more information, visit

Looking for the perfect way to launch your career in public service? You should think about PolitiCorps. You're getting this email because you expressed interest in the program, or because someone out there nominated you.

PolitiCorps (a program of the Oregon Bus Project) is an intensive, hands-on, ten-week political organizing bootcamp in Portland, Oregon. Our 2011 program runs from June 13 to August 20, 2011.

What is PolitiCorps?

Each summer, The Bus Project brings together 24 young people to gain the skills to lead our generation. It’s ten weeks of high-level trainings and workshops (learning practical skills and problem solving around progressive issues and values), planning and executing a field campaign of your own design, organizing action events, engaging volunteers, and building a strong network in state-level politics. When you finish the program, you'll have experience (and stamina) that will make everybody jealous. After graduation, PolitiCorps consistently connects its alumni with careers in the public interest.

Who are PolitiCorps fellows?

PolitiCorps Fellows are college seniors or recent graduates (ages 20-24, alternative educational backgrounds welcomed) who have demonstrated dedication to big-tent progressive values and a deep interest in the political process. PolitiCorps focuses on training young leaders who are ready to commit themselves full time to the hard, vital work of public service.

Fellows come from every state in the nation and from a diverse range of experiences and cultural backgrounds. Extensive campaign experience is not a prerequisite for PolitiCorps—but an understanding of campaign lifestyle does help Fellows make the most of the Summer bootcamp experience.

Want to learn more?

Call 503.233.3018

Wanna apply?

Sooner the better. Fill out your first round application here.

After reviewing your first round application, we will send you a link to the full application, which includes:
• Copy of your current resume (keep it to one page, hotshot)
• Current college transcript (an unofficial one is fine)
• Two 500 word essays
• Two references
Promising applicants will be asked to interview and create a short video.

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and half of the fellows will be selected by the end of March.

Apply today!

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