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Job Opening: Internet Organizer, Student PIRGs

U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) is a nationwide network
of state-based public interest advocacy organizations that has worked
for over thirty years to uncover and fight threats to the environment,
public health, consumer well-being, and democratic government. We use
investigative research, media strategies, grassroots organizing,
advocacy, and litigation to deliver consistent, results-oriented public
interest activism and to achieve concrete and lasting political change.
As U.S. PIRG's campus organizing program, the Student PIRGs tap into
student idealism and energy and help student volunteers and activists
turn their concerns into effective action.

The Student PIRGs' Internet Organizer works with the organization's
network of staff and students to coordinate their online outreach done
through email, social networks, and text messaging.

Job Description:

- Write, edit and send email alerts to our national network of over
200,000 online activists, helping us build deeper affinity with our
supporters, recruit new online members, raise funds, and recruit
students to take action. .

- Work with our staff to help them develop email messages to send to
segments of the list based on geography and issue interest. Provide
training, feedback, and editorial support to ensure that all email
messages sent are of the highest possible quality. .

- Train staff and students in the latest best practices for organizing
on social networks including Facebook and Twitter. Maintain our national
social network presence. .

- Manage tracking and analytics for our online program. Provide weekly
reports on key statistics such as list size, open rates, click-through
rates, etc. .

- Work with program staff to develop online tactics for their campaigns.
Explore ways to utilize new technologies for political organizing. .


Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to public
interest issues and a track-record of leadership and academic
excellence. We're looking for a goal-driven and results-oriented
individual who has excellent writing and analytical skills, the ability
to work well with a team, and enthusiasm for the work. Candidates should
have at least 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, post-college. .

Salary and Benefits:

Salary for this position is set on a non-profit advocacy scale and will
be commensurate with relevant experience. A competitive benefits package
includes optional health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a
retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for
advancement, travel and additional training are available. .


Chicago, IL


To apply, e-mail your cover letter and résumé to James Dubick at
jamesd@studentpirgs.org. We'll carefully consider your application and
if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.

Executive Assistant to Third Way’s President

Third Way is a think tank that develops and advances moderate policy and political ideas. We advocate for private-sector economic growth, a tough and smart centrist security strategy, a clean energy revolution, and progress on divisive social issues, all through a moderate-led U.S. politics.

We are currently seeking an extremely bright Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the President. This position is an integral member of the organization and the administrative team. The EA will report directly to the President of Third Way.

This position’s areas of responsibility include:

Manage every aspects of the President's calendar (professional, personal, internal, and external).
Support the President in planning and executing staff meetings, conference calls, and events.
Draft, proofread, and edit a wide range of internal and external documents.
Light research
Create and maintain proper filing systems
Reconcile and process all expense receipts.
Act as liaison to the Board of Trustees, Board Committees and Contractors.
Prepare, distribute and track Board of Trustee invoices and contributions.
Prepare and distribute materials for the Board of Trustees’ meetings.
Work with other administrative staff as needed.

The ideal candidate MUST have an exacting eye for details; have a strong aptitude to work effectively under pressure; have the agility to work in a fast paced environment; have a fast learning curve; and be able and willing to pitch-in where needed. In addition, candidate must be friendly, composed, organized, and professional.

Bachelor’s Degree
At least five years of professional experience supporting an executive.
Excellent proofreading and editing skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
High level of attention to detail and ability to work well under deadlines.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Diplomatic at communicating with staff and external contacts.
Manage multiple priorities and problem solve.
Handle confidential documents and information.

Third Way offers competitive benefits including employer paid health, life, long term disability, flexible spending, 401K, vacation, sick, and much more.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: hr@thirdway.org with “Executive Assistant to the President” as the subject line.



New Media and Constituent Communications Internship – Congresswoman Judy Chu’s office is looking for a new intern to assist with building a new online media presence and revamping her website. Must be an excellent writer, creative, knowledgeable, organized, detail attentive and willing to take direction with constructive feedback. This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone with little exposure to Capitol Hill to gain substantive experience, but applicants must also be ready to undertake administrative and data entry assignments with equal vigor. Applicants with previous technology or media experience are a plus.

Internship begins at the beginning of August and runs through September. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to ca32intern@gmail.com. Please place “Constituent Communications Internship – Applicant” in the subject line.


Full time, paid
Location: anywhere

If you're an ambitious go-getter who wants to win big political fights and gets excited about 21st Century organizing, you should apply for this Fellowship. Right now.

The American Dream Fellowship is a six-month, full-time, paid Fellowship run by MoveOn.org and Van Jones's Rebuild the Dream. You'll learn a whole new range of organizing skills, from online campaigning to field actions to political strategy. Then you'll put those skills to work as a MoveOn or Rebuild staff member, fighting the good fight at the highest levels of American politics.

We're looking for driven young progressives from diverse backgrounds who can make fun, exciting things happen. We want social entrepreneurs -- people who make, lead, do. People who start things, like a college newspaper, or an immigrant rights walkout, or a social media community. Political or online organizing experience is nice, but not at all required.

In addition to deep skills trainings, we'll give you real responsibility for important projects, as a full-time member of one of these teams:

- MoveOn Media, our project to win the war of ideas and beating Fox News by spreading progressive content
- MoveOn State & Local, our project winning critical fights at the state and local levels with our new tool, SignOn.org
- MoveOn Labs, our innovations laboratory
- MoveOn Campaigns, our national online organizing team
- MoveOn Field, our huge network of volunteer-led councils around the country
- Rebuild the Dream, Van Jones's new meta-network that's going to beat the Tea Party at its own game

MoveOn and Rebuild the Dream are "virtual office" organizations, so you can do this Fellowship from any location. Pay is very competitive. At the end of six months, if we mutually agree that you are a good fit, we may offer you an ongoing position. Or we will help you find your dream job in an allied organization. Either way, you will have built up your skills, and MoveOn will have built up the progressive movement -- a win-win.

To apply, send your resume to Fellowship2011@moveon.org. Include a cover letter that answers these questions:

1. What's a big, cool thing you've started or led? Why are you proud of it? If you've got a couple examples, great.
2. Got any ideas of things you'd like to start?
3. What the best thing you've ever written? Attach it, or send us a link.
4. Describe your personal politics.
5. Boil down why you'd be a great Fellow into one sentence.
6. How techy are you? What's the most advanced thing you can do on a computer?
7. Do you know anyone at MoveOn? Or do you know anyone who knows one of us and can recommend you? Drop names.

Applications are due by August 7.

MoveOn and Rebuild the Dream are equal opportunity employers


YOU'RE INVITED ... to an event where the interns are the stars. POLITICO Summer School, moderated by Mike Allen (former House intern) and Emily Schultheis (former newsroom intern), will feature Deputy White House Communications Director Jen Psaki (former fundraising intern) and NBC Political Director Chuck Todd (former Senate intern) Intern badge gets you a VIP seat. Wednesday, 5 p.m., Newseum. RSVP here. http://politico.cvent.com/event/SummerSchool.


Democratic GAIN Intern to Career Workshop!

Tired of interning and ready to take your skills to the next level with a full time paid position in politics?

Join GAIN next Tuesday for Intern to Career: How To Make The Transition!

If you're interning just for the summer and are heading back to school in the fall, this is a great opportunity for you to make the most of your internship so that when you graduate you've go a leg up in getting that full time paid position.

And if you're looking for a job right now this workshop will help springboard you to finding that position.

We'll be joined by two fabulous political professionals that you've likely heard of - Courtney Sieloff with Revolution Messaging and founder of the JobsThatAreLeft listserv, and Tom Manatos with the DNC and founder of his self-titled listserv.

These two rockstars will walk you through everything you need to know about propelling yourself into your political career and will share with you great tips and advice for making it in progressive politics!

This workshop is FREE - so register today to take advantage of this great opportunity!

What: Intern to Career: How To Make The Transition Workshop
Date: Tuesday, August 9th
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: The Wasserman Room at the DNC Headquarters
Register: http://www.democraticgain.org/events/event_details.asp?id=170508
Questions? info@democraticgain.org

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