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Public Strategies Washington is a well-known government affairs and
strategic communications consulting firm seeking a staff assistant.
Responsibilities include:

Administrative and IT:

1. Reception of telephone calls and visitors.

2. Administrative duties, as assigned

3. Liaising with external IT consultants.

4. Managing daily news clips.

Government Affairs:

1. Maintaining spreadsheets for contacts and events.

2. Managing PSW internal calendar.

3. Coordinating briefing process for partners.

4. Coordinating and leading weekly calendar meetings.

Executive Office:

1. Coordinating briefing process for CEO.

2. Staffing CEO, as needed.

3. Assisting office manager with travel logistics for CEO.

4. Coordinating research and special projects for CEO.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree; 1-3 years work
experience. Capitol Hill experience preferred.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office

Applicants please send resumes to

For more information regarding Public Strategies Washington, please
visit our website:

American Progress is seeking a graphic designer. The designer will
work as part of a small team producing innovative visual solutions to
communications challenges in print, websites, and marketing materials.
He or she will be primarily responsible for the layout and production
of print publications, as well as visuals and design for the web.
Print design experience and proficiency with Illustrator, InDesign,
and Photoshop are required.
• Design, lay out, and produce reports and other publications, often
including photos and magazine-style visual techniques.
• Create charts, graphs, and informational graphics from data,
working with report authors.
• Produce promotional brochures, displays, and packaging.
• Develop graphics for web and video on an as-needed basis.
• Assist with web and email design projects.
• Collaborate with team to create innovative design solutions across
all media.
• Work with print vendors to produce all printed materials for CAP.
• Manage print invoices to ensure timely payment to vendors.
• Highly creative, excellent written and verbal communications
skills, and attentive to detail.
• Able to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced
• High-level experience with design-related applications, primarily
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop in a Mac OS X environment,
as well as with the Microsoft Office suite.
• Experience with digital prepress and offset printing methods is
• Experience with news design is desired.
• Experience with typography is desired.
• Web design experience a big plus, especially designing with web
• Multimedia production skills are big pluses.
• Photography experience a big plus.
• B.A. or equivalent in graphic design and at least three years of
professional experience.
• Committed to organization’s mission and goals.



Center for American Progress - Assistant Editor, Online Outreach and Analytics

Apr 06 11:43AM -0700 ^

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor,
Online Outreach and Analytics, to develop, execute, and measure
strategies to build and engage audiences. The Assistant Editor drives
the growth of the website and plays a data
analysis role across the organization.

• Produce daily reports on web traffic for the editorial team,
compile monthly analytical summaries for a broader audience, and
create custom reports for policy teams and programs as requested.
• Work with the editorial team to shape web products and packages
likely to perform well with intended audiences and advance the policy
• Promote policy products through social media, search engine
optimization, online advertising, and through targeted outreach to
leading blogs.
• Coordinate product promotion with email team and support online
fundraising and advocacy efforts.
• Track and present key performance indicators for the organization
to senior management as requested.
• Play a key role in shaping and maximizing the use of a
sophisticated CRM system based on Salesforce and Eloqua.
Requirements and qualifications:
• Expert knowledge of leading web analytics software such as Google
Analytics working knowledge of statistics, and ability to analyze data
in the context of business goals.
• Excellent communications skills and proven ability to produce data-
rich reports that are accessible to a broad range of internal clients.
• Web savvy and creative, adept at using social media to advance
organizational goals.
• Ability to create and maintain relationships with web influencers
across multiple policy areas.
• Good news judgment, strong interest in policy, and commitment to
the values and ideals advanced by American Progress.
• At least two years’ experience in online marketing/communications/
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Desired but not required: Proficiency in



Topic: Job Posting

Apr 06 02:21PM -0400 ^

Please post this job listing.
Thank you


Leadership Center for the Common Good

11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 240

Washington, DC 20036

Position Announcement

Ohio Lead Organizer

The Leadership Center for the Common Good is a new national training and
support center for

community organizations1. Common Good works with a range of community-based
and grassroots

organizations on an array of social justice issues, ranging from living wage
jobs to immigrants rights, from

environmental justice/green jobs to education reform. Common Good is hiring
an Ohio-based Lead Organizer

to build organizing campaigns and grassroots organization in the state.

The position requires significant experience in community or labor
organizing and will call upon the

skills and passion of a first-rate organizer and strategist. This position
will require the ability to build world

class organizing programs at multiple levels and to provide overall
leadership to a project. Potential areas of

work include:

· Building powerful local, state, or national (from Ohio, working with
organizations in other states) issue

campaigns on issues like education, economic justice, housing, immigration,

· Building new, powerful community organizations in priority communities;

· Fundraising;

· Organizational development including leadership development, board
development, oversight of

operations, development of non-organizing program (e.g. communications).

Ideal attributes of an applicant include:

· At least five years experience in community, labor, or grassroots
electoral organizing;

· Experience training and supervising community, labor, or electoral

· Preference for experience with grassroots, individual or foundation

· Preference for excellent writing and communications skills.

Position based in Cleveland or Columbus, OH.

Send resumes to .

1 Common Good began operations in July 2010. We haven't published our
website yet, so you won't find much background online,

but we're happy to send you some background materials.

Research Assistant

Pay: $3,000 per month

Needed: Immediately

New Partners, a progressive consulting firm is looking to hire
trackers/research assistants for campaign client. Ideal candidate
would have some tracking and research experience combined with a
political acumen. A car and willingness to relocate required.


• Attend political events to capture video and audio of

• Transcribe audio and video materials

• Monitor and circulate daily clips to campaign team

• Advise research and communication teams

Please send resumes to:

Associate Position:
Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications seeks an Associate to join its growing
practice. Candidates should be highly motivated self-starters looking
to put their politics and passion to work for progressive non-profits
focusing on a range of issues including human rights, conflict
resolution, and the intersection of faith and politics. Knowledge of
Middle East issues and the Jewish community is a plus. Candidates must
have at least three years of communications experience on Capitol
Hill, or a political campaign. Successful candidates will also display
excellent written and oral communication skills, proven success at
placing stories with major media outlets, understanding of
sophisticated marketing campaigns, and professional knowledge of
social media.

About the Firm:
Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, a boutique media consulting and public
affairs firm in Washington, DC, focuses on message strategy, targeted
media outreach, and designing and publicizing high-profile events.
The firm has made a name for itself through its commitment to issues
of significant social importance within the realm of domestic American
politics, progressive foreign policy initiatives, and ethnic and
religious affairs.

• Design and implement strategic communications campaigns on behalf of
• Write and edit press releases, media advisories, op-eds and other
collateral materials
• Target and pitch relevant media to cover client initiatives
• Develop messaging platforms, branding strategies and marketing

• Minimum three years of communications work (not intern) experience
on Capitol Hill or a political campaign. This is not a job for someone
who just graduated in 2010. Strong oral and written communications
• Experience writing public relations materials (press releases, op-
eds, letters to the editor, speeches)
• Proven ability to develop, pitch, and place stories with media
• Experience developing messaging strategies
• Understanding of today’s varied communications platforms including
traditional media, social networking, viral marketing, and the
• A working knowledge of the Washington, DC and national political
scenes and the news media
• Copy editing skills
• A finely tuned attention to detail, balanced by an ability to multi-
task and to work under strict deadlines
• Initiative, enthusiasm, a propensity for original thought and a
sense of humor

Application process:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, and a writing
sample of 3-5 pages. Your sample should include a press release and an
opinion piece. Materials should be submitted to jobs@rabinowitz- Please put “associate” in the subject line.


JOB: NOI New Media Manager

Apr 05 04:50PM -0400 ^

*New Media Manager*
The New Organizing Institute is looking for a skilled New Media Manager to
help us teach progressive campaigns and nonprofits how to organize. This
position will help us tell our own story, as well as train others in using
new media tools in effective campaigns. This position will be responsible
for growing our body of online resources. Two primary responsibilities for
the role are to serve as editor of our blog (writing posts, requesting
submissions, and brainstorming content) and bringing our new media training
curriculum to our online Organizing Toolbox,

In addition, there will be drafting and executing a wide range of online
communications in email campaigns, website content, and social media
platforms. Creative writing and graphic production will be a core part of
the role, as will maintaining and improving our Wordpress website. There
will also be a project management component as we mentor partner


- Produce, solicit, and distribute written and multimedia content for the
NOI website and communications
- Train others in the best practices of organizing and online advocacy
- Mentor partner organizations in improving their online campaign


- Two to four years experience in an online role with an advocacy
organization, Internet firm, electoral campaign or elected official
- Proficiency with online campaign tools and CMS (preferably
DemocracyInAction and/or Wordpress)
- Experience with Photoshop, Google Analytics, and other relevant tools
- Proficiency with specific web languages such as HTML and CSS. PHP is a
- Commitment to creating progressive change in the world

Bonus points:

- Project management experience
- Experience editing video, creating campaigns, or other creative online

To apply:

Just send your resume and an email introducing yourself to with the subject line "New Media Manager." Please be
sure to include online writing and design samples, any relevant URLs, and
three references.

This position is based in Washington, DC. Salary commensurate with skills
and experience.

About NOI:

At the New Organizing Institute Education Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit, we
develop the practice of Engagement Organizing, and leaders who are great at
it. And we have fun doing it.

We want to live in a world in which people have decent, healthy lives and
meaningful opportunities to pursue happiness. We want to build an organizing
culture and set of practices that not only wins campaigns and improves
people’s lives in the short-term, but builds stronger communities, people,
and democracy in the longer-term.

Engagement Organizing is a strong response to the recognition that the
change we want will only come by engaging the full capacity of people around
a compelling vision they believe in, and that that positive change is made
by campaigns and organizations that identify and develop the leaders who
live in all communities. Engagement Organizing is a way of working that is
consistent with deep American and progressive values. It’s also the best way
to kick ass – to win and to keep winning change that improves peoples lives.

The New Organizing Institute Education Fund (NOIEF) is based in Washington,
DC. We run training “Bootcamps” for progressive organizers; the Dining
Organizers program; the Voter Information Project; and other resources for
progressive nonprofits. NOIEF is affiliated with the New Organizing
Institute (NOI), a 501(c)4 organization that runs other Bootcamps,
Rootscamps, a Trainers Bureau, the NOI Jobs Board, and other technical
assistance programs for progressive campaigners. The two entities are
legally and financially distinct.


Closing Date: April 8, 2011
Position: Manager – State Party Victory Fund
Location: Washington, DC
Department: Marketing
Resumes and writing samples should be emailed to Kim Postulart,
Marketing Director –

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include, but are not
limited to:

• Plan and manage all aspects of multi-million dollar direct mail
fundraising program – the State Party Victory Fund, which includes:
creative planning for Victory Fund mailings, mail plan strategy and
testing, new donor prospecting; liaison with state chairs and
executive directors to edit and approve copy; managing production in
cooperation with our consultant, tracking income and expenses;
managing budget & cash flow and managing production of
acknowledgments; incorporating web and telephone channels into the
program; working with Director of Marketing and senior staff members
at the DNC to grow the Victory Fund.

Other responsibilities of the position include:
• Assist Director with proofing, vendor oversight, administrative, and
other tasks associated with DNC grassroots fundraising programs;
• Manage all high-dollar acknowledgment letters for the grassroots
fundraising department;
• Coordinate interns and volunteers;
• Handle Victory Fund-related inquiries by state party staffers;
• Field occasional constituent service calls and requests.

Skills & Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree plus 2-3 years work experience.
• Political or other non-profit experience required, fundraising/
marketing experience preferred.
• The successful applicant must be highly organized, attentive to
detail, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven
• Excellent writing and communication skills, positive attitude and
sense of humor also a must.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity
among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires
the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that
provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The
DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit,
hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions
without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin,
religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender
identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any
other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful
discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.


We are currently looking for candidates experienced in directing field
campaigns to direct and strengthen our network's 36-state field operation.
The National Field Organizing Director would advance best field practices
and develop new field-work models; grow our field presence to include all 50
states; and fundraise to support our growing field program.
Jessica Edgerly
State Director
Toxics Action Center
The Public Interest Network

National Field Director - Public Interest Network *


The Public Interest Network is seeking a National Field Director. The
National Field Director is a new position for the network. We are looking
for senior level candidates with strong field organizing experience.

* Background*

The Public Interest Network founded more than a dozen civic organizations
including: U.S. PIRG, the Federation of State Public Interest Research
Groups (PIRGs); Environment America and its state affiliates; Center for
Public Interest Research; Environmental Action; the Student Empowerment
Training Project; Toxics Action Center; Pesticide Watch; Green Century
Capital Management; Green Corps; National Environmental Law Center; and
Frontier Group.

The Public Interest Network evolved from collaborations among the state
PIRGs, which began actively sharing ideas and combining efforts in the early
1980s. One of the earliest and most lasting results of these collaborations
was the launch of our shared canvass model, and we have continued to take
advantage of our shared resources and coordination to build and refine one
of the nation’s most robust field operations, with grassroots and grass-tops
political power in all 50 states. Now, as in our early days, each member
organization within the Public Interest Network works on its own agenda
according to its own strategy with its own base of support. Member groups
share a model for organizational success that emphasizes goal-setting,
accountability and sustainable expansion. We work together to identify,
recruit and train the next generation of leadership for the public interest
movement, and when new opportunities or challenges arise, we meet them
together, sharing resources, ideas and technical expertise.

*Top priorities for the position*

· Advance best practices throughout our organizations, including
development and deployment of new technologies (e.g. the VAN, IPads, IPods,
etc.), as well as development and improvement of field work models.

· Develop and oversee a plan to build field depth and breadth in all
50 states for Public Interest Network organizations – with the focus on
building strong state campaigns and organizations.

*Job responsibilities include*

· Advancing best practices and developing field work models

o Catalog all of the Public Interest Network’s models of field work. These
models include but are not limited to: canvassing, grass-tops field
organizing, grassroots field organizing, voter registration, voter contact,
student organizing, electoral organizing, and all other forms of citizen
outreach that generate field campaign product.

o Evaluate and update Public Interest Network field models each year,
using cost/benefit analysis and developing other tools to assess the
programs in terms of management, product, and expense.

o Identify and evaluate new tools and methods for field organizing.

o Track developments in field work from other organizations and
campaigns. Aggressively test promising ideas and find ways to implement
them in Public Interest Network models.

o Develop new and better models for self-sufficient field campaigns.

o Train staff within the network on best field practices.

* *

· Building field power in all 50 states

o Develop short and long range plans for building field power for Public
Interest Network organizations in all 50 states.

o Facilitate coordinated field efforts of the network organizations
through conference calls, emails, sharing of strategies.

o Represent the Public Interest Network for coordinating field efforts
with other organizations and seeking out opportunities for collaboration.

o Maintain the organizations’ legislative and electoral field target

· Fundraising from foundations, donors, and coalition partners to
support existing and new field work to help us reach these goals.

*Job Qualifications*

Candidates should possess a track record of success managing staff and
implementing field campaigns; excellent strategic thinking skills; and a
strong commitment to progressive issues and grassroots organizing.

The position offers entrepreneurial challenges with considerable
opportunities for professional growth and to contribute meaningfully to
building the progressive movement. The successful candidate will bring the
following skills and attributes to the position:

· Strong management skills and experience;

· Keen sense of political strategy and ability to quickly adapt to a
changing political environment;

· Goal-orientation and willingness to hold self and others accountable;

· Willingness to travel for site visits and desire to engage in
front-line evaluating;

· Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills,
including attention to detail;

· Experience with mass-based, field driven campaigns;

· Experience with voter persuasion, early-vote and get-out-the-vote

· Ability to work quickly and cooperatively under pressure;

· Energetic outlook and commitment to the network’s progressive mission
and grassroots approach to change;

· A team orientation that combines collegiality and creativity to drive
and motivate others.

Candidates for this position should have five or more years of relevant
professional experience, including political campaign experience in support
of a candidate or initiative campaign. Advanced degrees, including a JD or
masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate’s professional
experience. A two-year commitment is required.

*Salary and Benefits*

Salary for this position is commensurate with the successful candidate’s
relevant professional experience. We offer a competitive benefits package
that includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, retirement
plan, dependent care assistance program, paid vacation and sick days, and
parental leave. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional
training are available.


Boston, MA, Washington DC, Denver, CO, or Los Angeles, CA


Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to Hiring Director Jeff
Sprague at Please specify which position
you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to
mention where you saw our job advertised.

*The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not
discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis
of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.*

Immediately Hiring Project Staff for Good Jobs Campaign all over OHIO

Apr 05 01:56PM -0700 ^

Immediately Hiring Project Staff for Good Jobs Campaign all over OHIO

Campaign Project Staff - Organizers, Canvassers, Communicators, Data
managers, Leads

Locations: We are hiring in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo,
Dayton, Youngstown,, Akron/Canton, Springfield and Lorain!


Campaign Project Staff is needed to work in coordination with SEIU
staff and members on a coalition based local union campaign for good
jobs in the greater Cleveland area. Project Staff must be able to
work days, evenings and weekends as well as have a reliable vehicle
and valid driver’s license.


SEIU Project Staff are responsible for:

* Canvassing and engaging community members in Cuyahoga county
around campaign message
* Identifying, recruiting and developing leaders and collaborating
with community allies
* Communicating campaign vision and plan for progress
* Involving community members in local events, projects and

Who is SEIU?

We’re nurses, caregivers, support staff and professionals who work in
hospitals, nursing homes, mental health and DD care facilities, social
service agencies, Head Start programs, libraries, schools and other
health and human service centers. We are janitors, security officers,
residential doormen and maintenance workers, window cleaners,
industrial workers and theater and stadium workers.We’re united by our
belief in the dignity and worth of workers. We organize to improve the
lives of working people and their families and lead the way to a more
just and humane society.We’re part of the Service Employees
International Union (SEIU), America’s largest and fastest growing
union. If you want to put your mind and heart to work in the cause of
a better world, there’s a role for you in SEIU.


* A passion for justice, a willingness to learn and the ability to
work hard with irregular hours
* Good communication skills, personal discipline and organization,
good judgment and the ability to work with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures
* Computer skills needed

Application instructions: Please email your cover letter and resume
SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.


(JOB) Research Assistant

Apr 05 04:24PM -0400 ^

*BlueGreen Alliance Research Assistant*

*Washington DC*

* *


Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique
labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Communications
Workers of America (CWA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service
Employees International Union (SEIU), National Wildlife Federation (NWF),
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), Union of Concerned
Scientists (UCS), Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), American
Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Sheet Metal
Workers' International Association, United Auto Workers and the United Food
and Commercial Workers (UFCW). BGA unites more than 14 million members and
supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy.
* For more information about BGA and our positions, visit *** *.***


BGA is seeking a dynamic and skilled individual to join the Washington, D.C.
team as Research Assistant. The Research Assistant works in close
coordination with BGA’s Executive Director, Deputy Director, Legislative
Director, Program Assistant, and other staff in the D.C. office. The main
function of the position is to aid in the research, development and
implementation of various initiatives, as well as general coordination of
internal partners and external allies around active campaigns.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to: **

· Coordinating and conducting research and writing of major reports;

· Developing public education materials for pertinent initiatives;

· Coordinating outreach to and engagement of environmental and labor
community members working in specific issue areas;

· Maintaining and updating appropriate information and
organizational lists as required. This may include media, legislative and
administrative databases;

· Assisting in preparations for and representing BGA in coalitional
meetings and events; and

· Providing administrative support for DC-based BGA staff.


· Exceptional writing, editing, research and organizational

· Strong verbal communication and presentation skills;

· Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks and priorities
on short deadlines; **

· Ability to interact cooperatively and effectively with public,
staff and volunteers;

· College degree in relevant field or equivalent legislative/office
experience; and

· A deep commitment to the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance. **


Commensurate with experience.

* *


Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3-5 page writing sample and contact
information for 3 references by April 25, 2011 to Please include “Research Assistant Application”
in the subject line of your e-mail and include your name and contact
information on all documents.

No phone calls please.**

* *
*The BlueGreen Alliance is an equal opportunity employer committed *

Samantha Sewell
Conference and Events Program Director
Blue Green Alliance
972.814.4735 (cell)


Research Analyst: DC

Apr 06 12:08PM -0700 ^

*About The Atlas Project*

The Atlas Project was founded after the 2004 election by Mary Beth Cahill,
Steve Rosenthal and Michael Whouley to help arm national progressive
organizations, party committees, state affiliates, consultants, elected
officials and candidates with information that helps make better informed
spending decisions in both electoral and legislative campaigns.

The Atlas Project has been building a treasure trove of information that
gets richer and more comprehensive with every election. Atlas is dedicated
to creating a set of best practices for progressive campaigns, tailored to
the unique nature of the states and districts where the toughest battles are

*Summer Research Fellow*

Summer research fellows must be available to work 35 hours/week beginning in
May. Monthly stipend is available.

Duties include:

· Collecting data to update our vast archive of campaign materials

· Compiling standard information for key battleground state,
including: polling data; election results; candidate information;
fundraising data; partisan control; regulations for campaign finance, ballot
initiatives, filing deadlines/qualifications, poll watching

· Monitoring press across battleground states for key legislative and
campaign developments

Minimum Qualifications:

· Excellent research, organizational and writing skills.

· Ability to multitask and manage time effectively.

· High proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

· Prior campaign experience is preferred but not required.

* *

* *

*Research Analyst (Media Monitoring)*

The Research Analyst will be responsible for monitoring political issues in
the media and compiling coverage into concise reports that will help inform
overall messaging and strategic goals. Tracking includes monitoring
mainstream media outlets, local news organizations, talk radio, blogs and
other Internet news sources. In addition to media monitoring, the analyst
will assist the Research Director with research projects and rapid response,
which includes but is not limited to federal and state legislative research,
campaign finance analysis and fact checking.

Duties include:

· Monitoring a variety of news outlets, including national print and
television outlets, state and local news organizations, talk radio, and

· Compiling all relevant stories from a variety of news sources into
concise reports and summaries;

· Crafting lengthier weekly and monthly reports that present stories
in a more complete narrative, highlighting themes and overall trends;

· Assisting Research Director and team with research projects,
including rapid response, legislative research, and fact checking;

· Other ad hoc projects as required by the Executive Director and
Research Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Excellent research and writing skills;

· High proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of Lexis
Nexis and other research tools a plus;

· Familiarity with the modern news media/blogosphere and ability to
gauge relative "news value" of stories relating to politics;

· Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively;

· Ability to work collaboratively as a member of our team;

· Prior campaign experience is preferred, but not required.

*Research Analyst (Election Monitoring)*

Research Analysts will be responsible for conducting extensive research and
compiling raw elections data.


· Compile standard information for Atlas reports and website,
including: polling data; election results; candidate information;
fundraising data; partisan control; regulations for campaign finance, ballot
initiatives, filing deadlines/qualifications, poll watching

· Fact check materials compiled by interns for assigned states

· Support regional political directors with research as requested

· Maintain election calendar for assigned states

· Support Atlas Project Director in responding to incoming client
research requests

· Assist with counts on voter files

Minimum Qualifications:

· Excellent research and writing skills.

· High proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

· Prior research experience required.

· Campaign experience required.

· Experience working with Catalist or VAN voter files.

* *

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
Please specify in the subject line which position you are applying for.
Salary depends on experience. Atlas is an EOE.

To learn more about Atlas, please visit


Prominent, incumbent Cambridge City Councillor seeks a Campaign Manager to
oversee a past-paced, high visibility, city wide campaign. Interested
candidates should be energetic, progressive thinkers, committed to making a
difference in the community. The Campaign Manager will work directly with
the Councillor to coordinate volunteers, schedule events, fundraise and
manage internal office activities. This position is through November.

Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to


Democratic member seeks an intern for the fall 2011 semester.

Applicants should be motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist with the legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research, giving tours of the Capitol, and various other tasks. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word with strong writing skills. Colorado connections preferable. Applicants must be a currently enrolled student in an academic program.

Please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples of no more than 2 pages to Daniel J. Dingmann at with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Internship opportunity available immediately in the office of Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) for a short term duration until around the end of May. In addition to assisting front office staff with general administrative duties, interns will have the opportunity to work closely with legislative staff on researching new legislation, drafting constituent correspondence, as well as various other projects. Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills, be detail oriented, organized, dependable, able to multi-task, and have a positive attitude.

New York ties are preferred but not required. If interested, send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to


Immediate Internship:

If you are looking for a PAID internship with a progressive and
dynamic company, focusing on foreign politics, look no further!
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is hiring full-time interns with exceptional
research and organizational skills. Interns will get an inside
perspective on public opinion polling - learning what it is, how it
works, and how it’s used in political campaigns with a strong emphasis
on international political clients.

Past office experience and ability to handle multiple tasks are
necessities. Familiarity with MS Office required and an interest in
public opinion research/campaign management is greatly appreciated.
Foreign language proficiency is a plus.

To find out more about us please visit our website at

We are currently accepting applications for immediate internships in
our Washington, DC office. If you would like to be considered for an
internship opportunity, please email both your cover letter—which
should include your dates of availability—and resume to, including Immediate Intern in the subject. No
calls please. Application Deadline: April 20, 2011.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


New Partners, a progressive, full service political consulting firm with specialties in strategic advising/consulting, communications, research, fundraising/development and field/grassroots strategy, is seeking spring interns in the finance department of our firm’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work on a variety of nonprofit, foundation and political clients and will be provided a stipend. Please visit for more information on the firm.

Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. All candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office suite.

Candidates should be current college or graduate students, or recent graduates. To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to

START DATE: April 11, 2011

Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Qualifications:

• Ability to digest and condense information into user friendly summaries;

• Basic knowledge of campaign finance rules;

• Working knowledge of fundraising and research resources: Nexis, NGP,,


• Assist finance staff with day to day projects including: donor research, call sheet production, briefing and memo writing, and fundraising calls;

• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases;

• Participate in and staff fundraising events;

• Provide administrative support

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (NPCM), the state's largest grassroots pro-
choice organization, has been working to protect choice for 30 years.
Our mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the
political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal
decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including
preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and
choosing legal abortion.

We are currently hiring for 3 summer intern positions.

Special Events Internship
NPCM is seeking a Special Events Intern to assist in the preparation
of our largest benefit event of the year, The Evening of Chocolate
Gala. The Events Intern will provide staff support, help procure
auction items, make follow-up calls to donors and sponsors, organize
administrative tasks and learn the inner workings of a non-profit

• Help staff draft and send letters to donors to procure
• Help staff draft and send letters to local businesses to obtain
items for our silent auction and dessert donations for the event;
• Assist with the planning of event-related volunteer
• Make follow-up calls to invitees, potential sponsors and
• Maintain accurate records regarding sponsors, donations, and
• Assist with drafting of event program;
• Help process in-coming payments and other financial
• Assist with other tasks or events as needed, including
events and community outreach events.

Qualified applicants will:
• Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, including
ability to make calls to a wide variety of people from donors to
businesses with comfort and confidence;
• Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative on individual
• Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention
detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time;
• Posses ability to work well independently and in cooperative
decision-making settings
• Be a strong writer, researcher, and editor; familiar with
Word, Microsoft Excel, and the Internet;
• Support the full range of reproductive options for women
birth control, bearing healthy children, adoption, and safe, legal

Communications Internship
NPCM is seeking a communications intern to provide technical support,
help with on-line outreach efforts, and assistance with general oral
and written communications.

• Create thought-provoking and relevant entries on NPCM’s blog on
regular basis;
• Maintain Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking
track membership details;
• Compile, write, and distribute summaries of daily clips of
related news from a variety of news sources;
• Assist with the production of monthly e-newsletters;
• Maintain and update website;
• Expand internet outreach efforts;
• Assist other tasks as needed, including assisting with volunteer
fundraising events.

Qualified applicants will:
• Possess excellent writing, researching, and editing skills;
with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and social networking sites;
• Have ability to identify relevant media stories and develop
facebook, twitter and blog posts that prompt readers to comment and
help facilitate discussion;
• Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills and have an
ability to meet deadlines on time;
• Be a self starter who can take initiative on individual
• Be able to work well alone and in cooperative decision-making
• Support the full range of reproductive options for women
birth control, bearing healthy children, adoption, and safe, legal

Community Outreach Internship
NPCM is seeking a Community Outreach Intern to assist with community
outreach and education, provide staff support, and learn the inner
workings of a non-profit organization.

• Help staff conduct educational outreach activities about
choice issues including, but not limited to, staffing community
festivals and volunteer events;
• Assist with coordinating volunteers for community outreach
• Coordinate distribution of informational materials for events,
including gathering materials for events and maintaining accurate
records regarding distribution;
• Assist with the update of our online reproductive health guide,
including research and updating records and website;
• Assist with other tasks as needed, including assisting with
volunteer and fundraising events.

Qualified applicants will:
• Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, including
ability to engage community event attendees and to make calls to a
wide variety of people with comfort and confidence;
• Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention
detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time;
• Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative on individual
• Be a strong writer, researcher, and editor; familiar with
Word, Microsoft Excel, and the Internet;
• Posses ability to work well independently and in cooperative
decision-making settings;
• Support the full range of reproductive options for women
birth control, bearing healthy children, adoption, and safe, legal

The internships are unpaid. Class credit may be arranged with your
college or university. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s
schedule. A minimum of 15-20 hours per week is required, 20-25 hours
per week preferred. Occasional evenings and weekends required. The
internship runs from early June through late August, with flexible
start and end dates.

Applications Deadline: April 25, 2011

Application Instructions: Send a letter of interest, current resume,
short writing sample (no more than 3 pages) and three references to
Melissa Kleder at Melissaprochoicemdorg or mail to NARAL Pro-
Maryland, 8121 Georgia Ave, Suite 501, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
include which position you are applying for in the application.


Share Our Strength
No Kid Hungry – Summer Meals
Youth Ambassadors
Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit committed to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015, has
created the No Kid Hungry strategy. Through state and city based efforts, No Kid Hungry campaigns bring
together key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan to end childhood hunger. Share Our Strength
supports organizations working to end hunger and focuses efforts on three primary areas:
• Increasing access to public and private programs that provide food to children.
• Strengthening community resources that connect children to healthy food.
• Improving families' knowledge about available programs and how to get the most from limited
Summer is a critical time for children’s and youth’s academic and physical well-being. Summer meals
programs, which include the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program,
can become an important source of nutritious food for children and youth during this time. However,
according to the Food Research and Action Center, only about 16 percent of low-income students who
eat free or reduced price lunch during the school year participate in the summer meals program. Because
of this, many No Kid Hungry state or city campaigns work to increase access to summer meal programs.
The summer meals program aims to increase the number of summer meals sites, the number of families
who know how to access the programs, and the number of kids who eat summer meals.
Through the support of Sodexo Foundation, Share Our Strength is creating a pilot program to involve
college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger. Ambassadors will be placed
with summer meals partners in Baltimore, Maryland and Miami-Dade, Orange or Palm Beach
counties in Florida.
The Youth Ambassadors will be responsible for:
• Direct on-site assistance at summer meals sites
• Responding to hotline calls and inquiries regarding summer meals program
• Working with state and local partners
• Blog and other new media posts
• Other tasks as needed and assigned
Share Our Strength seeks enthusiastic college students to join the pilot program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
• A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
• Some volunteer experience
• Interest in hunger issues
• Commitment to working with diverse communities
• Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
• Good customer service and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently
Daily access to a car required. Bi-lingual (Spanish) candidates preferred.
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend not exceeding $3,500 for work beginning no later than May 30.
Other expenses (gas, parking, etc.) will be reimbursed as incurred. At least 30 hours of work per week
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national Share Our Strength consultant and a local staff member.
Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a daily log, and attend training
sessions prior to the start of work. Ambassadors may also be asked to participate in other calls and
events periodically throughout the academic year; therefore, rising college juniors and sophomores are
Interested applicants should apply online at by Monday, April 17,

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