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DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY: Ways and Means Committee’s minority staff seeks a deputy press secretary with excellent writing skills, strong new media experience and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure. Responsibilities include writing press releases and statements, responding to press inquiries, managing new media and preparing talking points. This is not an entry-level position. Please email resume and three writing samples to email@example.com
Environmental Action: Executive Director
Environmental Action is seeking an Executive Director to manage and
expand Environmental Action.
Mission and Background: Environmental Action was one of the key
players in the environmental victories of the 1970s – passage of the
Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, NEPA, and more. Dormant for several
decades, the organization has re-launched with a new approach: to call
for the real changes we need to make in order to save the planet – not
just for what is politically doable today. Our mission is to enlarge
the frame of debate about the environment by articulating the hard
choices our society needs to make, demanding meaningful action from
leaders and polluters, and ultimately making substantial change a
political reality. Over time, we aim to build a constituency that can,
as the hard core of the conservative right has done over the last 40
years, redefine the politics of the country. As we’ve seen setbacks on
global warming, especially at the federal level, the time is ripe for
Environmental Action to fulfill its mission through winning the hearts
and minds of Americans and making real global warming solutions a
Priorities and Strategies:
• One of the most important ways for Environmental Action to execute
its mission is to enlarge the frame of the debate. Environmental
Action will prioritize communications – reaching as many people as
possible and educating them about the problems and solutions. Further,
to win the support of the American people on issues like global
warming, Environmental Action needs to organize the media,
celebrities, and other opinion leaders.
• Another key strategy will be developing new program areas.
Environmental Action will need to meet people where they are at, and
then cultivate a deeper awareness, understanding of, participation in
solving our biggest environmental challenges.
• Environmental Action will pursue close synergy between online and
offline organizing. Online organizing is essential for reaching broad
swathes of the public and sparking interest and will be the primary
strategy. A close second strategy will be working offline to build the
true grassroots power environmentalists need.
• The fourth strategy will be to utilize all channels of interest to
engage and organize its members. Environmental Action will connect
with its members as political activists, as environmentalists, and as
people who live their beliefs through changes in their lifestyle.
Job Description: The Executive Director position has been unstaffed to
date. Environmental Action staff have built an active email membership
and developed a strong base of small donors. Our staff have also
contributed their organizing and policy expertise to several important
environmental and electoral campaigns. The Executive Director will be
charged with developing and executing a strategic plan to staff up
Environmental Action and upgrade and expand Environmental Action’s
• Develop a 3-Year Strategic plan for Environmental Action. Hire,
train, and oversee a core staff, including a Program Director,
Communications Director, and Field Director, and field organizers.
• Develop program areas and campaigns, with a specific emphasis on
global warming. Campaigns should build power in the long-term while
achieving victories in the short-term.
• Develop diverse fundraising strategy, including expanding
Environmental Action’s citizen outreach program, particularly by
launching a face-to-face canvass operation and expanding Environmental
Action’s already strong online program as well as raising money from
foundations and large donors.
Qualifications: We are looking for candidates who have 5+ years of
experience in organizing or advocacy and staff management. Candidates
must have a demonstrated commitment to nonprofit and political work,
with an enthusiasm for Environmental Action’s mission and a commitment
to grassroots social change. Applicants must have experience
organizing; online organizing experience is a plus but is not
required. Top applicants should be excellent writers with experience
writing to diverse audiences. Candidates must be ready for a challenge
and ready to build Environmental Action into a major, national
environmental organization, and they must have the vision to see the
path for getting there.
Applicants should have excellent verbal communication, analytical and
planning skills. They should have the ability to work on multiple
projects simultaneously. An outstanding work ethic and an
entrepreneurial mindset are expected.
Locations, Salary & Benefits: Boston, Denver, Washington, DC (though
other locations in major cities will be considered). Salary is
commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Tiffany Isaacs,
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Vice President, Government Affairs
AdvaMed, the leading trade association representing manufacturers of
medical device technologies, is seeking a team player with excellent
presentation and interpersonal skills to fill the position of Vice
President, Government Affairs. This position will advance the
interests of the Association before Congress and policymakers in the
Executive Branch and will also develop and implement strategies to
advance the industry’s position. This position requires someone with
an established and sophisticated political contact network in the
healthcare arena, specifically with key Capitol Hill lawmakers and
staff, in both the Senate and the House.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable serving as a spokesperson for
the medical technology industry and respond to Congressional inquiries
and needs to create opportunities to improve Congressional
understanding of the industry. This person will have a drive to
increase AdvaMed’s visibility and presence in Congress, and in the
relevant executive agencies. This position will build coalitions and
review pending legislation and regulations that could impact member
companies and develop responding advocacy materials. In addition to
the above, the ideal candidate will have sound knowledge of the
legislative process, and excellent analytical abilities. Proven
ability to develop strategic plans for accomplishing legislative
priorities a must.
Candidates must have at least ten years of experience in Washington
as a government relations executive, a Congressional staffer or as a
senior public servant in a relevant government department or agency or
business. Relationships with Congressional Members and staff, as well
as senior personnel of key government agencies required. Bachelor’s
degree required, though preference will be given to candidates with an
advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as a Juris Doctorate,
Masters of Business Administration, or Masters of Public
A Mayoral campaign in the city of Hartford is looking to hire a
Campaign Field Director to oversee the Field operations for a
competitive primary election in September.
*Work with Campaign Manager to develop and oversee the implementation
of Field Plan and GOTV Plan
*Build the campaign’s volunteer base and
engagement, including working closely with the online team to get our
members to engage in our campaigns.
*Manage the overall field team and volunteers to
*Work closely with Campaign Manager and Consultants to ensure that
program activities (paid phones, mail, advertising, etc) are fully-
integrated with field activities.
*Track all metrics related to field activities and progress in meeting
*Other duties as assigned.
*Education: College degree required.
*Work experience: No less than 2 campaign cycles worth of experience
*Skills: Strong organizing skills, including a commitment to
empowering activists and volunteers; creative and aggressive in
pursuing organizing opportunities; able to effectively manage
organizers remotely while building a strong team environment;
commitment to metrics and tracking progress; works well in a fast-
paced environment and able to multi-task without sacrificing quality
of work; understanding of environmental issues and their potential to
engage the public.
*Conditions: Ability to work overtime with little notice; able to work
hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and
willingness to travel. MUST HAVE A CAR. Other aspects of the position
will be discussed (housing, reimbursements, etc.) upon applicant's
*Salary: Based on experience.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and references to Cole Haymond at
Cole_Haymond@hotmail.com with the subject line – "Field Director -
Campaign managers needed for local county board of supervisors races
in the northern Virginia suburbs. Applicants must have finance and/or
communications experience, though finance experience is preferred.
Experience working local races in affluent areas is a plus.
The campaign manager will handle all aspects of the campaign,
including but not limited to fundraising, communications, field
operations, scheduling and consultant/vendor oversight. The manager
will work closely with the finance consultant and with up-ticket
campaigns to achieve objectives.
Long hours are guaranteed. Flexibility and patience are necessary. The
campaign manager will staff the candidate for call time and at events,
and should be prepared to maintain a professional appearance at all
Salary is based on experience. Possession of a driver's license and a
car is strongly encouraged.
Resumes will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Interested applicants should send a resume and references to
Myers Research | Strategic Services, a Democratic public opinion research
firm, is searching for an Administrative and Field Director for immediate
hire. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and generous
benefits. Office is not accessible by Metro so access to a car is a
necessity. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter, resume, and
references to email@example.com.
- · Provide executive support to the Principals, including
managing the calendar, scheduling all internal and external meetings, travel
arrangements, correspondence management, client interaction, and research
- · Responsible for overseeing payroll, billing and invoicing,
all company-related human resources and all administrative functions for the
company. Supervise employee relations, benefits and
office supplies, shipping accounts and phone/internet accounts. Assist in
new employee recruitment and training.
- · Handle heavy phone traffic and serve as gatekeeper between
clients and principals.
- · Handle all vendor relationships, communication and
- · Assistance in drafting of proposals and contract preparations
- · Proof-reading, copy editing, and presentation drafting as
- · Collection of public polls into marketing document for
Project management responsibilities:
- · Coordinate scheduling of all polls between client, calling
houses and sample vendors.
- · Manage work flow for principals and analysts, setting
internal deadlines and priorities, and overseeing timeline for each step of
each poll – including stringent oversight of the CEO’s workload and task
- · Manage and schedule the company’s programming department to
make sure each poll component (toplines, cross-tabs and time series
documents) is proofed for errors and then provided to clients.
Along with collaboration from the rest of the Myers Research Staff, fielding
responsibilities as follows:
- · Development of turnout models and demographic quotas for each
poll and coordination of those quotas with the calling house.
- · Running demographic counts of each universe for each poll.
- · Pulling polling sample when voter list is provided and
coordination of the sample with the calling house.
- · Run regression analysis on completed poll data.
- · Responsible for managing IVR/robo polls, including using web
software to build each questionnaire, load sample, and export completed
- · Coordination of focus groups with facilities, drafting of
recruitment screeners and overseeing that recruits fit the demographic
TITLE: Creative Director
REPORTS TO: President
DATE: May 19, 2011
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
START DATE: Immediate Opening
SALARY: $12/hr to $18.50/hr, depending on relevant training and
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Start date until September 30, 2011, with
potential for full-time employment
SUMMARY: Rice Consulting, a top Democratic Fundraising and Strategy
Firm in Maryland, seeks a Creative Director to coordinate design
aspects of client fundraising events, strategic outreach projects, and
new media outreach; create and direct production of all client event
invitations and publications; create and direct production of all Rice
Consulting publications; and assist with specific creative
administrative functions of office for political fundraising and
strategy firm. For more information about Rice Consulting, please
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Design and production oversight of all Rice Consulting publications
(seminar invitations and materials, client outreach), contracts and
• Design and production oversight of all client event publications
(invitations, fliers, e-blasts).
• Design and production oversight of all client incumbency protection
materials (letters to new registrants, end-of-session newsletters, e-
updates on templates, session mail programs); distribution oversight
of these materials.
• Obtain quotes from vendors.
• Send E-blasts for client events.
• Assist with management of Rice Consulting and client Facebook
• Assist with management of Rice Consulting and client Twitter
• Help manage client campaign websites – SALSA and WordPress formats
• Photograph events for client and Rice Consulting websites and for
photograph distribution to donors.*
• Photograph clients for client and Rice Consulting websites and
incumbency protection publications.*
• Attract new clients through networking, marketing, and other
• Develop and implement strategies to maintain and/or expand firm
• Attend client meetings and interface with the client to understand
the client’s overall objectives and requirements.
• Maintain and manipulate client databases for client outreach.
• Maintain and manipulate Rice Consulting database for business
• Coach interns and support staff.
• Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design programs including
Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required
• Basic knowledge of HTML
• Proficiency in SALSA and NGP is a plus, but not required
• Graphic design skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
• *Strong photography skills a plus, but not required
• Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written format
• Ability to prioritize and plan work activities
• Strong and effective organizational skills
• Ability to maintain confidential information
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Computer savvy
• Strong writing and grammatical skills
• Strong photography skills a plus, but not required
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 1 – 2 years related
experience and/or training
• 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
• Noise level is moderate
Please send brief cover letter, resume, and references to
firstname.lastname@example.org; suitable applicants will be
contacted by e-mail to arrange an interview.
American Progress has an immediate opening for the Editor of
CampusProgress.org, the daily online magazine of Campus Progress.
Campus Progress, part of American Progress, helps young people make
their voices heard on critical issues.
The Editor will direct Campus Progress’s editorial operation. The
Editor will assign, develop, and edit reported and opinion pieces for
the web magazine, which covers politics, policy, and culture. The
Editor also will recruit new writers, contribute original writing, and
oversee management of Campus Progress’s national network of student-
run publications. The Editor will manage two full-time staff members.
The Editor will help shape and organize journalism programming at
Campus Progress events and other forums. The Editor will be
responsible for developing and implementing Campus Progress’s election
coverage for 2012.
CampusProgress.org reaches a broad audience. It features reported and
opinion articles, culture reviews, videos, photo essays, comics, and
other content from a wide range of contributors, mostly young people.
The magazine often focuses on priority issues for Campus Progress’s
advocacy team, including LGBTQ issues, immigration, and higher
education. The magazine has interviewed national figures including
President Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert, Margaret Cho, M.I.A., Talib
Kweli, Paul Krugman, and Rachel Maddow. Its content is regularly
highlighted in and linked to by prominent media outlets and blogs. Its
investigative pieces have been cited by media and key government
officials in the context of major policy debates.
Campus Progress’s journalism division also offers funding and training
to a diverse network of more than 50 student-run newspapers,
magazines, blogs, and radio stations on campuses across the country.
Participants at our journalism conferences and trainings have included
top reporters from publications such as The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, The New Yorker, Time, The Huffington Post, Politico,
and The Nation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Commissioning and editing articles.
Producing articles, blog posts, video, and photo essays.
Recruiting and managing freelance contributors—writers, producers, and
Working with the Campus Progress online communications team to
implement layout, photos and art, multimedia production, and design
for magazine content.
Working with the Campus Progress communications team to promote
content to other websites, blogs, and media outlets.
Helping to plan journalism panels at the Campus Progress National
Conference, at other Campus Progress events, and at conferences such
as Netroots Nation and the National Conference on Media Reform.
Speaking on journalism and policy issues at public events.
Collaborating on projects with partners such as The Nation,
Colorlines, and The Huffington Post.
Managing the production of print editions of the magazine.
Planning an innovative 2012 election coverage strategy that focuses on
engaging young people on issues at stake in national and local
Overseeing management of Campus Progress’s national network of student-
Managing two full-time employees, an associate editor, and a campus
publications network associate.
Mentoring and training editorial interns and editors from Campus
Progress’s network of student publications.
Participating in Campus Progress’s management team and its operations
and strategic planning work.
Requirements and qualifications:
At least two years of professional journalism experience and/or a
Familiarity and/or experience with online journalism and the tools and
programs used to produce it.
Writing and reporting experience.
Exceptionally strong writing, research, and analytical skills.
Broad knowledge of politics, policy, and culture.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Proven ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced
Effective supervisory skills and ability to manage and mentor staff.
Commitment to the mission and goals of Campus Progress.
You must send three to five published clips with your Word resume and
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits
American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities,
and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to
For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund,
please go to www.americanprogressaaction.org.
To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments
Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor – Campus Progress Search
Washington, DC 20005
In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job
you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will
remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the
current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will
receive responses from American Progress.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Western Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, self-motivated Press Assistant for busy press shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily clips, drafting press releases and web content, pitching local media outlets, updating press lists and providing administrative support. Ideal candidate will be a team player with previous Hill or press office experience, excellent writing and organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Job requires early morning arrival. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and writing samples to email@example.com
PRESS SECRETARY -
A Progressive Northeast Democrat is seeking a Press Secretary. The position will be based in Washington, but duties will focus on media and issues in the state. The ideal candidate would be a proactive and creative individual with excellent writing skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Duties will include working with reporters, drafting news releases, organizing daily news clips, and planning and executing press events in the state. Hill or other government experience and new media skills preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line. Resumes not submitted this way will not be considered.
DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks highly organized, detail oriented person to serve as Director of Scheduling. This is a senior level position and requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and creatively solve problems. Primary duties include, but not are limited to, working directly with the Member and senior team to create Member’s schedule, drafting correspondence, manage all apsects of the Member’s travel, manage a Deputy Scheduler and Special Assistant to the Senator, and work with staff to ensure briefing materials are prepared for meetings and events. Ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise discretion, be team oriented, maintain confidentiality, available to work long hours as necessary and be resourceful. Member is highly active and keeps a very busy schedule. One year of Hill experience required. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please. Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, May 23rd.
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
West Coast Democratic member of Senate leadership seeks Deputy Press Secretary for fast-paced communications office. Duties include drafting talking points and speeches; writing press releases and pitching stories to reporters; assisting with media events; tracking media coverage; assisting with new media efforts; and performing general press office support. Candidates must be able to work quickly, accurately, and creatively in an active environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent writing, editing, and overall communication skills. Prior press experience desirable. This is not an entry-level position. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Senator Casey seeks a Legislative Correspondent to handle correspondence for a number of issues including foreign relations, defense and homeland security. Individual will be responsible for drafting all constituent correspondence in his/her assigned issue areas and providing direct policy support as needed to the Legislative Assistant. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, superior researching skills, and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines. An advanced degree in a related field is a plus. Hill experience preferred, but not required. Pennsylvania ties strongly preferred. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two short writing samples, with the subject "Foreign Relations LC," to email@example.com no later than May 25, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or walk-ins please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, press assistant for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and a team player. The position requires excellent time-management and organizational skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeks a personable, dependable and professional Staff Assistant for a very busy front office in Washington, DC. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, greeting visitors, arranging tours and distributing faxes. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, be fluent in Spanish, and be able to work in a team environment. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
NE Democratic Senator seeks Press Assistant to assist fast-paced communications team. Successful applicant will track news stories across multiple platforms throughout the day's news cycle, compile and distribute daily clips to Senator and staff, assist communications team with day-to-day operations, special projects, field media requests, and perform related research. Will also work with communications and legislative teams to compile documents for both media and external distribution and maintain updated reporter contact lists. Previous Hill experience, a team attitude and a sense of humor are strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send resume and cover letter to BlumenthalSenateJobs@gmail.com
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator is looking for a Communications Director to manage national and in-state communications operations. The position is based in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to manage staff and integrate press operations with policy and political staff in a fast-moving work environment is imperative. This is a senior position. Applicants must have strong references who will attest to prior success as a communications director in legislative and governmental offices. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Position Title: Government Affairs Fellow
Intern at a leading organization that is the top-ranked life sciences company among the Boston Globes best places to work in Boston 2010 (third consecutive year) and ranked first among the “Top 100” Massachusetts based publicly traded companies in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe in 2009. Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the acute care environment.
For more information about Cubist, please visit www.cubist.com.
Massachusetts - based Biotech Company’s Washington. D.C. Government Affairs office is seeking a graduate fellow to conduct background research, draft position papers, assist with legislative tracking and participate in government affairs strategy sessions. Looking for someone to commit between 20 to 25 hours per week starting in June through the autumn semester with possible continuation into the spring semester of 2012. Prefer graduate student with excellent writing skills and a strong interest in health policy. *This is a paid internship. Compensation based upon academic tenure and experience
Minimum Basic Qualifications
· Pursuing a graduate OR undergraduate degree in Law Health Policy or related field
· GPA of 3.0 or greater
· Proficiency with Microsoft software
· At least 2 graduate level classes taken
· Previous coursework in law, health policy, government
Desired Competencies and Qualifications:
· Excellent writing skills
· Strong interest in health policy
· Strong communication and communication skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily within the context of the representative work environment and physical demands described above. Likewise, qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the position’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please apply through the following link: https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=216980&company_id=15975&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=978599&level=levelid1&levelid1=85152&parent=Internship%2FCo%2Dop%2FFellowship&startflag=2
Our unique culture and environment is dynamic, collaborative and innovative. Our commitment to those who make up our team and community is based on being part of one large team. We offer interns:
· Intern summer learning event series
· Opportunity to attend company-wide events, meetings, presentations, and social networking events such as First Fridays
· State-of-the-art exercise equipment in our on-site workout center
· Free weekly summer Ice Cream Truck visits
· Full-service, on-site cafeteria
· Our offices are accessible by public transportation, and we offer a free shuttle from the Alewife 'T' station to Cubist campus
· Business casual work environment and Casual Fridays
· Free on-site parking and much more
Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc
ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN -
Senate Democratic Office seeks Administrative Intern to assist in operating office telephones, greeting office visitors, processing communication, aiding with office research, and creating and maintaining excel databases. Additionally, applicant should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a strong attention to detail. Applicant must be able to start early June, and should be available to continue through August. Please note this is an unpaid position. Interested applicants will need to provide a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Only applicants who submit all criteria will be reviewed and considered for this position. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Community Organizing Internship with Progressive Political Party
Formed in 1998, the New York Working Families has a proud record of fighting
for issues that affect working, middle class, and poor people. Our
membership is as broad as the state itself: autoworkers in Buffalo, home
health care workers in Brooklyn, public housing residents in Hempstead,
nurses in Syracuse, telephone workers in Suffolk.
The Working Families Party (WFP) combines grassroots organizing with a bold
and practical electoral strategy with an unapologetic focus on issues of
economic justice, democratic political reform, environmental and community
protection, and investment in education and children. We think that we can
do much more to make New York a decent and humane place to live and work.
We are seeking new and experienced activist minded people for an exciting
new internship program. You will be a part of a team of interns who, in
consultation, education, training and supervision with professional
communications, organizers and political staff, will be given a substantial
budget to develop, create and execute a project to help build the WFP and/or
advance key pieces of our legislative agenda. Your ideas and ingenuity will
shape this program. You could come up with an interesting advertising
campaign, a web application, organize a mass rally - its up to you!
If selected to participate in this exciting opportunity, you will get
hands-on experience with statewide political campaigns, the labor movement,
and community organizing. In addition to this hands-on experience, interns
will get extensive classroom style training as well, including - joint
campaign management school run by the WFP and Wellstone Action Network as
well as the Public Narrative Training developed for Camp Obama by Marshal
Gantz. In addition, you can also expect to:
* Help coordinate massive door knocking field operations
* Organize WFP activists on various campaigns
* Voter Registration and get out the vote efforts
* Organize house parties and meet & greets
* Develop a base of volunteers to mobilize around campaigns
* Participate in messaging and strategy meetings
* Event planning
The internship will culminate in planning and executing a major function for
the organization at the end of the summer with significant budget, staff and
The WFP is looking for candidates who:
* Have a commitment to WFP socio-economic justice
* Have strong interpersonal skills and are outgoing and passionate about
the work and cause
* Are self motivated, flexible and able to multi-task
* Work well in a fast paced, non-traditional work environment
* Are professional and sensitive to political relationships with elected
This is not a typical coffee and photocopying internship – we’ll provide the
training, structure and experience but also room for creativity and
It will be a great foot-in-the-door to progressive politics and experience
with potential for future employment.
School credit available.
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914.979.1288.
Want to Become A Leader on Issues that Affect Women & Children?
Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network (PLAN) deadline extended!!
We're extending our deadline for applications to join the National
Women's Law Center's 2011 PLAN Fall Institute this October 12-15, 2011
in Baltimore, Maryland. The new deadline for applications is Friday,
June 3, 2011.
Apply today: http://www.nwlc.org/progressive-leadership-advocacy-network
Spend three-days in an intensive leadership training and learn more
about what makes a good leader, tips on how to effectively advocate
for policies that you care about, how to create a campaign that moves
people, and spend time speaking to experts on policies that affect
women and children. Each year, 20 emerging policy and advocacy leaders
who have demonstrated a commitment to working in a professional
capacity to improve the lives of low-income women are selected, on a
competitive basis, to attend the PLAN Fall Institute. The training is
free and scholarships are available for room and board, and travel.
NWLC has a particular interest in applicants working on women's access
to comprehensive, affordable, high-quality health care; reproductive
rights; child care and early education; gender equity in education,
dropout prevention, and career and technical education; as well as
economic issues affecting women and their families.
Apply by Friday, June 3, 2011 and becoming a leader on issues that
affect women and children: http://www.nwlc.org/progressive-leadership-advocacy-network
If you have any questions, please contact Thao Nguyen at