Monday, August 8, 2011 8th, 2011

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“Senior Congressional Democrat seeks speechwriter. Responsibilities include drafting and revising floor statements on legislation, speeches to outside interest groups and other organizations, op-eds, press releases, letters, and other written material, often on tight deadlines. Responsibilities also include advising the member of Congress and senior staff on speaking opportunities. Must work closely with the member of Congress, the press team, and the policy team to develop and disseminate messages on a wide range of issues. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with a strong grasp of policy. Speechwriting experience required; Hill experience a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and three writing samples to by August 10.”

Voter File Manager
The Colorado Democratic Party seeks a Voter File Manager to manage the day-to-day voter file needs of CDP, county party organizations, state and federal campaigns, and activists. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining the CDP headquarters IT infrastructure, management of all use and maintenance of and training for VoteBuilder and the CDP My Campaign database. VFM will also collect, perform research on, track and analyze all relevant voter and turnout data.
Qualified Candidates should have the following:
• Prior campaign experience including experience analyzing data and writing in a political environment.
• Knowledge and familiarity with VAN. Intermediate knowledge of Excel including formulas, functions, and pivot tables. Intermediate knowledge of Access (or other SQL database) including creating queries and manipulating large data sets.
• Ability to standardize data from multiple sources and produce complex reports and to multitask and manage time effectively.
• Experience with IT support including but not limited to administrating a Windows 2000 Server environment, maintaining networked printers and other devices and providing quick solutions to various IT problems on PCs and Macs.

Required Skills:
HIGHLY organized, detail oriented, self-motivated. Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to changing workloads and priorities. Able to work independently, as well as part a strong team. FLAWLESS written and verbal communication skills. Strong willingness to learn.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus healthcare. Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references electronically to
---The Colorado Democratic Party is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or disability.---

Freedman Consulting, LLC: Senior Associate Position

Freedman Consulting, LLC, a strategic consulting firm, is hiring a Senior Associate to provide assistance with research, policy and communications planning, and writing for firm clients on a broad portfolio of issues.

The position entails several client responsibilities, including: researching and drafting reports, memos and briefs related to client projects; organizing and managing client projects; and support and preparation for client meetings and presentations.

Freedman Consulting, LLC, located in Washington, DC, provides strategic consulting services to government, foundations, nonprofits, and corporations. Our work has included policy and communications development for major foundations and nonprofit organizations, strategic work in presidential and other high profile political campaigns, and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies.

A bachelor’s degree is required and previous legislative, communications, policy or research-related experience is preferred. Applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to think through and work on complex issues critically and strategically. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Please reference where you viewed the job posting. Freedman Consulting, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The office of Congressman Bill Owens (NY-23) seeks interns to work in the Washington, D.C. office for the Fall of 2011, both full and part time applicants are encouraged to apply. Interns will be responsible for assisting the office with phone calls, mail, Capitol tours and related office duties. Additional responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, conducting research with the legislative team, and the opportunity to attend hearings. Ideal candidates must be self-motivated - New York ties are a plus but not required. If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to

Rep. Jason Altmire Internship
Moderate Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman searching for a qualified applicant for a full-time or part-time internship in Washington, DC office. Position will be for Fall 2011 and is unpaid. Duties include answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and good attention to detail. To apply for an internship, please send the following items to

· Application form (available at )
· Resume
· Cover letter
· Two letters of recommendation from a professor, mentor or employer
· Short writing sample (2-3 pages)
· Dates of availability

If you would like more information on internships or have any questions, please email

2011 Fall Internships available in Congressman McNerney’s Washington, D.C. office

Interested in spending your fall interning in the nation’s Capital? Congressman Jerry McNerney is accepting applications for internship positions available in his D.C. office for fall 2011. This unpaid internship will provide valuable hands on experience at the heart of the political scene and a greater understanding of the legislative process.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, responding to constituent inquiries, and helping process tour and flag requests.

Qualified applicants should posses a professional and courteous demeanor, good interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. California District 11 ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to with Fall 2011 Internship in the subject. Please also include dates of availability.


If you are looking for a PAID internship with a progressive and
dynamic company, look no further! Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is hiring
a full-time intern with exceptional research and organizational skills
for our field department. It is a great place to learn about the
survey research process and data collection techniques. You will be
assisting our field department in research design of US political
telephone research, web survey preparation, focus group, and
international political face to face survey design.
Familiarity with Excel and STATA is ideal. Please let us know of your
experience with other statistical software packages as well. Past
office experience and ability to handle multiple tasks are
necessities. An interest in public opinion research and courses in
research methods or statistics are 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 an intern who can start
immediately 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, please include Field Intern in the subject. No
calls please.
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

State Directors Needed for 2012 Youth Organizing

Students Organizing for 2012 aims to create a coordinated campaign effort to unify students and youth groups towards the re-election of President Obama. We're seeking talented, committed individuals to:
-Work with involved students at colleges and universities to form chapters of our organization on their respective campuses

-Form a team of students to organize your state

-Synchronize your efforts with OFA state organization to maximize your contribution to the campaign apparatus.

Please note that we have a wide array of national resources and people power who will help you in setting up your state.


-1-2+ years of experience in Democratic campaigns and Democratic youth group leadership preferred

-Must be of voting age and in either high school or post-secondary education

-Must be outgoing and eager to work with political professionals and volunteers alike
-Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be willing to commit significant time in addition to your academic pursuits

We're currently looking for State Directors for:


With your help, our organization will become officially mounted onto the Obama campaign in the spirit of Students for Barack Obama. This is an opportunity to become a crucial part of the youth movement that defined the 2008 campaign.

When our organization shows Obama for America that youth organizing truly is possible, you will distinguish yourself in political organizing and build contacts and leadership skills that will serve you well in life.

This is our time. Your President needs you (Minority and LGBT students are encouraged to apply).

Interested parties should email resumes to

Are you still searching for the right opportunity for this Fall?
It's NOT too late to get professional experience and take graduate courses in DC!

The Graduate Gateway Applied Politics program at American University offers recent grads the opportunity to gain substantive work experience through an internship and take classes for credit with AU's School of Public Affairs.

*Take a graduate seminar in Applied Politics without having to commit to a full course of graduate study.
*Gain great networking opportunities in meetings with prominent guest speakers
*Take an elective in AU's School of Public Affairs
*Intern 3 days a week
*Gain access to AU's resources and facilities (library, computer labs, fitness center, pool)
*GRE's not required for admission

American University maintains a late registration deadline for this program, precisely because we know recent grads often face uncertainty in today's job market.
See for an overview of the Program.
Prospective students should contact for more information.


Internship Opportunity Announcement
Solidarity Strategies
For Fall 2011

POSITION TITLE: Political Intern
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

Solidarity Strategies is looking for a high energy, smart, productive intern, interested in gaining hands on, practical political experience. Interns will directly assist senior staff in designing campaign programs for labor unions, progressive organizations and targeted campaigns. Please note that Solidarity is looking for one intern with special interest in development and fundraising and another intern that is interested in political campaigns and labor union politics. In your application, please note which of these intern areas you are most interested in.

The internship will offer students a structured experience working one-on-one with senior staff - the intern's staff mentor. Interns will learn to analyze key political issues and articulate solutions to the pressing problems of the day. We hope that our interns will learn that activism and participation in the democratic process yields results.

Though responsibilities vary, most interns will work on:

· Assisting with campaign planning, research and targeting of 2011 and 2012 races
· Helping to coordinate political activity in targeted states
· Assisting supervisor with preparation for meetings and events
· Working at trainings, meetings and events with senior staff on behalf of clients
· General office support
· Tracking and organizing grassroots efforts with a focus on connecting individual citizens to coalition members

· Commitment to progressive politics
· Academic background and interest in politics
· Eagerness to learn
· Ability to work independently and take initiative
· Strong organizational and time management skills
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
· Strong research skills
· Excellent interpersonal skills to interact professionally within a diverse community
· Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment
· Detail oriented and reliable

COMPENSATION: Internships are unpaid, but offer great experience, incredible networking opportunities and we will happily work with your school to ensure course credit. Based on performance the internship could grow into a paid position with Solidarity Strategies.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the position, as well as a resume and writing sample (no more than 2 pages) to no later than August 20th, 2011.

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