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Moderate Northeast Democrat is seeking an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle domestic policy issues related to healthcare, budget, trade and economic development issues in a fast paced office. Duties include representing the Member in meetings, developing legislation, writing speeches and editing correspondence. This is not an entry level position. Ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of legislative experience, preferably working on the Hill. Please email your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to by COB 10/4/11. No phone calls or drop bys.

Maryland Senator seeks individual to be responsible for outreach for
Montgomery and Howard counties. A college degree, strong
interpersonal written and oral skills required, along with an outgoing
personality. Preference given to candidates familiar with the area
and the local government officials. Major duties include community
outreach, handling local projects, and appropriate referral of
constituent issues. Must have own transportation. Work hours flexible
outside the standard 9 am to 5 pm work week. Salary commensurate with
experience. Please send resume with cover letter by mail to: U.S.
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 901 S. Bond St. Suite 310, Baltimore, MD
21231 or e-mail your application to

Community Organizer—Good Jobs Better Baltimore

To Apply: Email cover letter & resume to:

We are seeking organizers to run an aggressive campaign to make
positive change in our communities. Positions are available in

Organizers will be responsible for the following:

• Conduct broad and intensive outreach efforts to religious and
community leaders to involve them in organizing efforts to improve
life in our communities.
• Identify leaders and develop the leadership capacity of
community members to guide and lead the campaign.
• Bring together people in local meetings and area meetings to
discuss and plan community organizing campaigns.
• Work with community leaders, community members and workers to
implement the organizing plans developed.
• Mobilize community members to organize direct actions, rallies,
delegations and community meetings in broader efforts to bring
pressure to bear on the powerful to improve our communities.

Additional Qualifications:
Organizers must have sharp communication skills, an ability to make
and follow through on a work plan and work effectively in a team.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice is a must. Ability to work
nights, weekends and irregular hours is required. Candidates must also
show personal discipline, good judgment and the ability to work with
people from diverse backgrounds. There is a need for both monolingual
English speakers and Bilingual candidates who are fluent in written
and spoken English and Spanish.
Good Jobs Better Baltimore offers a competitive salary and benefits.

A 60 day apprenticeship period is required – our way of training
organizers, paid and on the job. On successful completion of
apprenticeship you will be considered for hire as an organizer. The
position is a term position of 18 months.

Job: Online Communications Associate

About the Company

Founded in 2004 by Senator Ted Kennedy’s former Chief of Staff, DCS
Congressional is an online communications company that works primarily
with Democratic offices on the Hill, as well as campaigns and
non-profits. DCS provides an innovative approach to online
communication. We not only provide our clients the tools and software
to create and execute robust online programs, we also help them
develop a progressive online strategy that makes sense for their
audience and goals.

About the Job

We are looking for a personable, progressive-minded, hard-working
individual who possesses a strong communications, web design and new media background.
Duties would include and are not limited to:

• Designing Congressional websites and e-newsletter templates in Adobe Photoshop/Fireworks

• Formatting Congressional e-newsletters in HTML;

• Proofreading and editing copy

• Regularly interfacing with Congressional communication and systems
admin staff, both in the House and Senate

• Managing data for clients, including list management and statistical analysis

• Completing regular updates to client websites

• Democratic strategy and problem solving

• Analyze web analytics and develop and implement strategy decisions
based on results

• Advising Congressional staffs on social media trends

• Research

• Setup and implementation of telephone town hall software and
reporting following each event


• College Degree

• Experience working with light HTML

• Experience working with Adobe Design Suite and previous graphic design/web design work

• Superior understanding of MS Office Suite: MS Word, Excel, Access

• Ability to work effectively independently and in a team-oriented environment.

• Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong technical analysis and problem solving skills

• Interest in progressive politics

Preferred Skills and Experience

• HTML, proficiency in Dreamweaver or similar program

• Experience working with Joomla!, and Google Analytics a strong plus.

• Experience with Facebook Ads and other online marketing tools

Please send your resume and coverletter to: Please put “New Media and Graphic Design Manager” in the subject line. Graphic Design samples and portfolios are welcome, however not required.


(Last Updated: October 3, 2011)
Development Coordinator
Community Solutions is a new, national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities to end homelessness by building partnerships, sharing innovations and connecting vulnerable people to homes and support ( We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated and organized individual to serve as Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator creates and coordinates a plan and the collective efforts of the Senior Leadership Team in implementing that plan to maximize revenues from foundations, corporations and individual supporters.
The Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of a plan to secure support towards an annual operating budget of $4.5 million as well as a five-year capital fundraising effort with a goal of $5 million. Specifically, the position encompasses the following responsibilities:
1. Development Planning and Research
a. Draft an Annual Development Plan that specifies fundraising strategies for maximizing foundation, corporate and individual donor contributions.
b. Identify grant possibilities from appropriate foundation and corporate sources in line with Community Solutions’ stated mission.
c. Utilize development database to strategically cultivate donors on an on-going basis and to analyze giving patterns so as to refine ongoing fundraising strategies.
2. Philanthropic and Corporate Fundraising and Management
a. Coordinate grant writing and implementation with program staff and senior leadership.
b. Write compelling, timely and complete proposals that successfully meet the requirements of potential funders.
c. Develop and maintain growing list of contacts with current and potential funders.
d. Coordinate site visits for potential donors.
e. Prepare required reports and ensure timely submission.
3. Individual Giving Fundraising and Management
a. Lead annual individual donor fundraising effort and develop strategies to cultivate prospective donors including research on prospective donors and coordination with the Director of Communications to ensure wide recognition of Community Solutions in the industry and position the organization to maximize interest and support from individual donors.
4. Administration
a. Ensure that grant tracking system is always complete and up to date to allow for regular monitoring of the status of each grant proposal.
b. Manage development database to track individual and corporate contributions.
c. Provide support to the Board in fulfilling their development activities.
d. With the Director of Communications, prepare fundraising materials and presentations for print and online use so as to effectively convey the agency’s mission and goals.
e. Supervise part time associate, interns and volunteers.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
2. Four years of successful experience in fundraising/development work for a not-for-profit organization.
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4. Facility with computer-based software packages including experience utilizing fundraising software.
Additional Attributes:
1. Desire to make a positive difference in the world.
2. Ability to connect the broad vision for the organization with rigorous implementation and attention to detail.
3. Serve as a valued and committed team member who appreciates a collaborative, team-based culture and acts to support the professional growth and development of all colleagues.
4. Be proactive to take initiative, manage time effectively, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and constantly prioritize among competing projects.
5. Possess a high level of discretion in the handling of confidential and sensitive information.
6. Exhibit strong motivational skills in working with colleagues.
Other Qualifications:
1. Facility with ETapestry, social media and websites a plus.
2. Experience with project management and other graphic software a plus.
3. Some evenings and weekends may be required; occasional travel may be required.
New York, NY
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience; generous benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance and 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit.
To Apply:
Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Ivett Colon-Leon at Applications will be accepted through the close of business, October 21, 2011.

The National Immigration Forum, one of the leading national
immigration policy organizations in Washington, is hiring a
communication associate The ideal candidate will have 3 – 5 years’
experience working with media, a strong writer, and preferably
bilingual although it is not required.


The National Immigration Forum works to promote responsible
immigration policies – ones that honor our Founding Fathers’
commitment to an open society and also address today’s economic and
national security needs.

Founded in 1982, the Forum plays a leading role in the national debate
about immigration, knitting together innovative alliances across
diverse faith, labor, immigrant, non-immigrant and business
constituencies in communities across the country. Coming together
under the Forum’s leadership, these alliances develop and execute
legislative and administrative policy positions and advocacy

Leveraging our policy, education and communications expertise, the
Forum works for comprehensive immigration reform and also engages in
day-to-day problems related to civil rights, border security,
deportation, naturalization and integration, and family unity.

Visit our website at for detailed
information about the Forum.

Position Summary:

The Forum’s Communications Associate position is a critical addition
to the Forum’s fast-paced Communications Team. As a member of the
Communications Team and working closely with other Forum staff, the
Communications Associate will help coordinate and execute a proactive
earned media plan nationally and in target markets; compile and
distribute the daily press clippings, help write and distribute press
releases, op-eds, talking points, speeches, and letters to the editor;
maintain the Forum’s website to ensure that content is accurate and up-
to-date, maintain Forum e-mail lists, and coordinate e-mailings. The
primary goals of the Communications Associate are to help increase the
Forum’s media output, reach and effectiveness in working with
reporters, columnists and other opinion leaders.
Primary Responsibilities:
· Compile and distribute press clippings each morning.
· Help plan, schedule and manage logistics for Forum press
conferences, including identifying and enlisting appropriate
participants and press.
· Help write press releases, statements, op eds, and talking
· Write press advisories, the Week Ahead memo and daily
updates for social media.
· Pitch media.
· Field media requests in a timely manner;
· Staff Forum spokespeople during open-press events;
· Participate in the daily Communications Team’s morning
briefing meeting to prioritize and execute tasks for the department.
· Update the Communications Team’s activities and deadlines to
the Forum Master Calendar each week.
· Post approved material on the Forum website in a timely
manner, manage the Forum’s online profiles, and assist with other
website updates as needed.
· Maintain Forum media and e-mail lists and lobbying/outreach
· Handle logistics/distribution of press releases and
coordinate distribution of Communications and Policy e-mails to group
· Help with all rapid response efforts as required.
Experience and Qualifications:

· Undergraduate degree, journalism, marketing major or public
policy-related major preferred.
· Three to five years of professional experience in at least
one of the following areas: news, public relations, advocacy/
grassroots advocacy organization, political campaigns, Congress or the
· Prior political or issue campaign communications experience
· Must like operating in an intense, fast-paced communications
· Must possess excellent writing skills, strong oral
communication skills, solid organizational skills, and sound political
· Bilingual preferred.
· Have the ability to work independently, meet tight
deadlines, balance multiple projects at once, and proactively identify
opportunities to advance the Forum’s message in the news media.
· The position demands a thorough understanding of and
commitment to the mission and goals of the National Immigration Forum.

The National Immigration Forum offers a very competitive salary and
benefits package, including health and dental insurance and a
retirement plan. The Forum is an equal opportunity employer and women,
people of color and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to

Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before October 7, 2011;
however, the position will remain open until filled.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:, subject Communications.

No phone calls please.

POSITION: Fellowship Program Director at the Mission Continues
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The Mission Continues is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader and where together we honor the fallen by living their values through service. The Mission Continues accomplishes its mission through its Fellowship Program for wounded and disabled post-9/11 veterans, Service Project Program for veterans and civilians of all backgrounds and thought leadership efforts seeking to change the way the nation welcomes home wounded and disabled veterans.
The Mission Continues is a rapidly growing organization that has been recognized by the Draper Richards Foundation, New Profit and Manhattan Institute as one of the country’s most socially innovative, non-profit organizations. Through June 2011, it has awarded 183 fellowships to wounded and disabled veterans and empowered more than 16,000 volunteers to serve in their communities. Fundraising efforts have grown from raising $27,000 in 2007 to a projected $12M in 2011 revenues.
As the organization grows, The Mission Continues is looking to add team members who can help it achieve the scale necessary to reshape the way the nation welcomes home wounded and disabled veterans. The organization is fully dedicated to the personal and professional development of every member of the team.
The Mission Continues Fellowship Program is the flagship project of The Mission Continues. Its mission is to place wounded and disabled veterans into volunteer positions in their communities. The goal is to provide service opportunities for wounded veterans who still have the desire to serve their country, but whose disabilities prevent them from continuing to serve in the military. The Mission Continues accomplishes this goal by awarding fellowships to wounded or disabled post-9/11 veterans. A fellowship is 28 weeks in length, during which the Fellow volunteers at a local charitable organization.
Each Fellow is awarded a monetary grant that enables him/her to offset cost-of-living expenses while volunteering. This competitive Fellowship program allows wounded and disabled veterans with high leadership potential to continue service within their communities. The Mission Continues has awarded 183 fellowships since inception in 2007.
The Fellowship Program Director will manage all aspects of the Fellowship Program including, but not limited to: management of Fellowship Program staff, oversight of all program development and operations, coordination of internal and external organizational efforts and representation of the Fellowship Program team to the organization’s senior leadership team. This position will be based in St. Louis, Missouri and will report to the Vice President of Programs.
Responsibilities of the role are as follows:
Management of Fellowship Program Staff
Oversee recruitment, hiring, training and supervision of all Fellowship Program staff
Ensure that the Fellowship Program staff serves in accordance with current mission and organizational objectives and can execute and implement against strategic goals
Ensure a high-quality work environment where resources and support are readily available and where all logistics/operations functions are aligned with organizational goals
Provide excellent coaching and professional development for all Fellowship Program staff to promote both the success of The Mission Continues, as well as, the staff members’ personal growth, including written evaluation of program staff monthly
Oversight of Program Development and Operations
Ensure that the following Fellowship Program components are fully functional and appropriately staffed:
Internal/organizational policy
Recruitment channel development
Program assessment and evaluation
Mentorship program development
Alumni engagement
Key partnership development and stewardship
Identify and implement systems and efficiencies to ensure rapid growth and a high-quality model for all programs
Coordination of Internal and External Organizational Efforts
Ensure that Fellowship Program team initiatives are aligned with other internal organizational components (service projects, branding/communications, development, thought leadership and strategy, etc)
Serve as a strong external representative of The Mission Continues and the Fellowship Program when establishing and stewarding key partnerships, speaking to various audiences (veterans, veteran supporters, volunteers, corporate partners, government partners, etc.)
Representation of the Fellowship Program Team to the senior leadership team
Lead weekly, monthly and quarterly briefings to senior leadership to ensure accountability and transparency
Ensure that all necessary coordination and communication is achieved between Fellowship Program staff and senior leadership
Candidates should possess the following:
Minimum 5 years work experience with increasing management responsibility
Experience leading and executing against goals in an environment of significant program growth with strong outcome measures, benchmarks and team management components
Experience within a non-profit organization strongly preferred
History of involvement and interest in social sector organizations and/or military service background
Strong communication and presentation skills – ability to deliver timely, relevant, mission-critical information in a clear and concise manner
An exceptionally high level of integrity, trust and accountability
Demonstrated sound discernment and judgment in high-level interactions with senior leadership and key senior partners
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead and inspire a team
Exceptional organizational skills/attention to detail and outstanding project management skills; ability to work efficiently and effectively in a deadline-driven environment, juggling several tasks at once
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and general comfort with technology; familiarity with Salesforce is a plus
Strong sense of initiative and proven experience meeting and exceeding goals in a results-oriented environment
Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and take an optimistic approach to work
Ability to build strong internal and external relationships and to work with individuals at all levels
Willingness to travel nationally to attend meetings and events
Commitment to the mission of empowering veterans to serve again here at home; close experience with veterans is a strong plus
BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience; undergraduate degree strongly preferred
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
To apply for this position, visit:
View all of our jobs at:


POSTING DATE: September 28, 2011 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
POSITION: Digital and Social Media Specialist
DEPARTMENT: 2012 Democratic National Convention Host Committee Communications/Marketing Team
REPORTS TO: Senior Advisor for Communications & Marketing
CONTACT: Resumes should be emailed to Tracy Russ at
No phone calls.

The 2012 Democratic National Convention Host Committee seeks a digital and social media specialist with a proven track record of success in creating, implementing, growing and reporting on digital and social media strategies and implementation of successful tactics.

Selected interview candidates will be expected to send sample portfolio in online or PDF form and live web links, if available.


· Optimize web asset development/management; orchestrate digital campaigns and build social media presence, develop and integrate mobile application integration, enhance SEO, manage on-line communities, integrate with fundraising efforts, on-ground community engagement efforts and support earned media campaigns.

· Support fundraising goals, specifically related to strategies and tactics developed by Finance, Communications and Marketing teams

· Develop and manage narrative and video content across social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Vimeo and other platforms; dialogue and advocate in social media outlets, manage responses to questions and inquiries

· Develop and maintain content narrative and video content and technical functionalities of and mobile applications, and develop on-line and mobile strategies that will further optimize the Committee’s online and mobile presence

· Evaluate and recommend new technologies and solutions, and assist with design and implementation of cross-media opportunities; develop interactive tools and tactics to build quality and quantity of relationships with constituents

· Assist in design and development of key messaging and outreach tools including electronic presentations and collateral materials

· Work closely with other team members from across the Host Committee to implement aligned strategies and coordinate content and efforts with Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) staff

· Monitor online activity and produce weekly reports for use by Host Committee leadership

Qualifications and Experience

· Bachelors degree required

· Excellent written and verbal communications skills - gifted in translating these talents into social media efforts, tools and platforms

· Ability to concept, create, edit and place short videos and other electronic outreach

· 3-5 years of experience planning and implementing interactive digital and social media campaigns, with background in political advocacy or election campaigns a plus

· Strong skills in contact and follower development, as well as database and information technology management

· Ability to prioritize, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple assignments/projects in a team environment

· Experience working collaboratively with a brand development, political campaign or issue-based persuasion effort to create integrated online and offline campaigns that deliver key messages in the digital space

· Expert proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint; HTML programming proficiency; experience using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash, Fireworks, Contribute.

The 2012 Democratic Host Committee 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 2012 Democratic Host Committee will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.


Progressive environmental group seeks staff for targeted field
program. Canvassers will be responsible for going into the community
and making quality voter contact and collecting accurate data.
Canvassers will knock doors in various neighborhoods throughout
Northern Virginia and talk to a diverse group of voters. Canvassers
will report to the Field Director. Preferred applicants have open
availability. Must be willing to work into the early evening.

The ideal candidate will possess:

- Strong organizational skills.
- A friendly personality.
- A positive disposition.
- Previous canvassing experience preferred but not required.

Responsibilities and Duties will include:

- Follow directives from Field Director.
- Be able to communicate with voters in a passionate and friendly
- Be goal oriented.
- Maintain a positive disposition.
- Record data accurately.

No sales or fundraising required.

This position starts at $75 per shift (5-7 hours).
Email or call 202.630.4660

See Links to Job Descriptions below.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is now accepting applications for the positions of Executive Director and Communications Director. Consistent with the DFL Party’s commitment to including groups historically under-represented in the DFL Party’'s affairs, by virtue of race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or disability, we encourage members of underrepresented groups to seek jobs within the DFL Party.

To help in this effort, the DFL asks applicants to complete an optional self-identification form. Completion of this information is voluntary and is not a requirement of employment. This information will not affect the decision regarding the application for employment. This information will be kept confidential.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, optional self-identification form, and list of references by postal or electronic mail to:

Ken Martin, Chair
Minnesota DFL Party
255 East Plato Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55107-1623

The deadline to apply for the Executive Director and/or Communications Director position is Friday, October 14th 2011.

More information can be found on the DFL Employment Opportunities Page below:

Executive Director Job Description -
Communications Director Job Description -

Help Build a Progressive Movement in VA

Virginia New Majority is seeking an Assistant Field Director to execute an independent expenditure program to educate and motivate residents in Norfolk to VOTE. The campaign will educate residents on issues important to working families and people of color in VA like immigration, the environment, and public education and motivate residents to take action and vote.

The Assistant field Director is responsible for managing a paid and volunteer voter outreach program targeting 10,000 voters in a Hampton Roads state Senate districts. The Assistant Field Director will work with a Remote Field Director to execute all aspects of the field program, which includes canvassing, and volunteer recruitment.

In addition, the Assistant Field Director is responsible for ensuring that data is utilized properly, including using advanced targeting methods, creating walk lists, cutting turf, and recording results.

A competitive applicant must have field organizing or electoral organizing experience. S/he must have strong leadership skills and the ability to manage a large staff. The Assistant Field Director is also responsible for training canvassers to do their work effectively and holding them accountable for reaching their goals and reporting their results daily.

Applicant must have:
• Experience using the VAN;
• A current driver's license and car;
• An understanding that the job will require irregular and long hours;
• Knowledge of the Virginia political landscape is a major advantage.

Work Term and Compensation:
The Assistant Field Director will start on October 6, 2011 and end on November 9, 2011 (the day after Election Day). Compensation for this position is $2,500 for the entire period. An additional $150/month will be provided as a transportation allowance. The Assistant Field Director is responsible for his/her own travel to/from Virginia (if relocating) and local housing.

Application deadline; call to schedule an interview ASAP: Applicants must be available for interview on immediately with a start date of 10.9.11
To apply, contact:

Phaedra L. Jackson
Project Director
Virginia New Majority
1716 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23223

Fairfax Victory 2011 is hiring to elect Democrats in Fairfax County.

Fairfax Victory 2011 is a coalition of elected officials working to
elect Democrats in Fairfax County. We are hiring canvassers to
identify likely voters and turning out the vote for Democrats. We are
seeking driven professionals to join our campaigns.

Full Time and Part Time
Good Hours for Students – M-F (3-9pm) Sat (11-5) Sun (2-8)
No fundraising
Flat $10/Hr

We are looking for passionate and energetic individuals to work in
fun, professional teams to campaign for Democrats.

Applicant must also have:
• Confidence and excellent Communication skills
• High level of Self-Motivation and Ambition.

To Apply Call or Email (Calls Preferred)


Progressive Municipal Candidate in New Haven Seeks Highly Motivated Organizers
A highly competitive and energetic campaign seeks motivated, self-starters interested in working an urban political campaign. We are interested in developing young campaign workers who can continue to help Democrats win elections.

Field Organizer's Responsibilities Include:
· Helping build volunteer support network
· Identifying supporters and building political base for local candidates
· Executing grassroots field strategy
· Developing message strategy for community needs and interests
· Working as part of a team as well as independently organizing a region
Organizers are needed through November 2011. Great way to build your career in politics prior to 2012. No prior experience necessary. Spanish speakers and car owners helpful but not required.
Start Date: ASAP
Interested persons should email


Boswell for Congress is gearing up for the 2012 elections! We're
looking for ambitious, hard working individuals to join our finance
team and help us achieve victory next fall.

Downtown Des Moines

Fall semester. Interns are expected to commit ten hours per week.

Job Description:
The Finance Intern will assist the finance team in implementing all
aspects of the finance plan.
• Research prospective donors
• Maintain NGP database
• Make fundraising calls
• Plan, develop and implement fundraising events
• Prepare and send acknowledgements for contributions
• Develop knowledge of campaign finance laws

Application Requirements:
• Strong communication skills required
• Computer skills (Excel, Word) required

Additional Information:
Finance interns will develop a working knowledge of campaigns,
campaign finance laws and fundraising techniques. A finance internship
builds skills useful in a variety of full-time positions in politics.
Internship is unpaid, but course credit can be arranged.

To Apply:
Send resume and references to

A moderate Democratic Congressman from North Carolina is accepting applications for internship openings in his fast-paced Washington, D.C. office for the fall term (October-December). Duties include, but are not limited to: sorting mail, drafting constituent response letters, conducting legislative research, answering phones, compiling and entering data, attending Congressional hearings and briefings, leading Capitol visitor tours, and performing other administrative tasks. Successful interns will be goal-oriented self-starters with a professional demeanor and a good sense of humor. Excellent communication skills are highly valued in this position.

While the internship is unpaid, interns will gain invaluable knowledge about Capitol Hill and the legislative process. Applicants should submit their resume with a cover letter stating their interest, experience, and availability to no later than Monday, October 10th, 2011.

Title: Communications Intern

Status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Director of Media Relations

About LCV: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn
environmental values into national priorities. To secure the
environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for
sound environmental policies, to elect pro-environmental candidates
who will adopt and implement such policies and to provide the state
LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their

LCV Communications Internship: The Communications Intern will assist
the Communications Division with press releases, print media research
and outreach, and online content. The ideal candidate has a diverse
background in communications, strong writing and research skills, an
ability to learn new skills quickly, a flair for creativity and a
desire to transcend a traditional internship – LCV’s interns make
substantial contributions to the day-to-day work of one of
Washington's most influential non-profits.


• Produce a daily internal newsletter summarizing national news for
staff and may also help write opinion-editorials and coordinate press
events and conferences;
• Draft press releases, op-eds, tipsheets and blog posts;
• Research and compile background materials to support campaign
• Manage and support content development on the campaign website;
• Provide organizers with assistance on special media projects;
• Help coordinate media activities on priority issues, including
editorial board meetings, events, and report releases;
• Provide coverage for the receptionist as necessary;
• Other duties as assigned.


We are looking for creative and driven individuals. Candidates should
possess exceptional communication skills, including strong writing and
research skills; strong organizational skills with the ability to
manage several tasks at once; and a demonstrated ability to work under
pressure and meet deadlines. Familiarity with the issues of clean
energy and global warming is preferred. Writing and editing
experience required.

A working knowledge of various communication tools such as HTML/XHTML/
CSS, RSS, podcasting, digital photography, photo editing, digital
videography, video editing and programs such as Adobe Photoshop is a

Hours and Compensation: This is a full time, paid internship.

Location: Washington, DC

To Apply: Send resume and two writing samples to with
“Communications Intern” in the subject line by October 20, 2011, or
mail to League of Conservation Voters, Attn: Human Resources, 1920 L
Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please.

The League of Conservation Voters is an equal opportunity employer.

Are you a politically motivated student? Are you looking to build up your resume with practical work experience in the world of politics and campaigning? Are you interested in an internship with flexible working days and hours? Apply here!

The Virginia House of Delegates election is November 8, 2011. Our campaign office is looking for responsible, motivated students to fulfill immediate part-time and full-time internship positions to help elect a moderate democratic candidate to the Virginia House of Delegates. Interns will gain valuable experience in campaign strategizing. Interns will be responsible for a wide variety of duties including phone banking, community organizing, canvassing, attending important events, and participating in fundraising activities. The days and hours of campaign work are highly flexible and our office is more than happy to accommodate a busy academic schedule. Weekend hours are also available, if desired. Our campaign office is located in Northern Virginia. Candidates with reliable transportation are preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a resume to

Internships at EMILY’s List

Gain valuable political experience and help elect pro-choice
Democratic women up and down the ticket! EMILY’s List is a grassroots
political network working to elect pro-choice Democratic women
candidates to higher office. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List
raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting
and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns,
and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of
more than 900,000 members across the country, EMILY’s List is one of
the largest political action committees in the nation. Founded in
1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 84 pro-choice Democratic women
to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds
of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and
other key local offices. Interns have the opportunity to do
substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political

EMILY's List offers full- and part-time internships in the following
• Communications
• Development
o Major Gifts
o Marketing
• Finance/Administration
• Information Technology
• New Media
• Political
o Campaign Services/Training
o Political Opportunity Program (POP)
o Targeting
• Research
Because of the crucial role interns play in our organization, we ask
that applicants have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Good judgment and an ability to maintain confidentiality are also a
Visit to apply for a Spring 2012
internship. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling schedule; the
last day to apply is December 1, 2011. All internships are located in
Washington, D.C. and are unpaid.

Paid Internship. Deadline to Apply is October 31, 2011

Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, a Washington, DC media consulting and
public affairs firm, specializing in political non-profits,
progressive foreign policy, religious and ethnic affairs, and academic
research is looking for part/full-time interns for the spring

The internship offers a great opportunity to work closely with many
progressive, non-profit, religious, Democratic and international
organizations. Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications is a unique firm that
focuses on publicizing issues and planning events for clients with a
wide range of issues as disparate as religious freedom, democracy
building, women’s health, academic research and the environment, and
from the Middle East peace process to Democratic Party politics.

Given the relatively small size of the firm and the diversity of its
client base, interns will be exposed to a board range of projects in
the publicity and public relations field and will be actively engaged
in their implementation. Interns will cultivate a working knowledge of
the Washington and national political scenes, the pro-Israel and
American Jewish communities and – not least of all – the media.

Only current undergraduate college students will be considered, no
recent graduates or grad students.

Intern applicants must possess strong written and verbal
communications skills with a particular sensitivity to political
nuance. A working knowledge of current international and domestic
politics is required. Other qualifications include strong
administrative, communication, and research skills. Initiative,
enthusiasm, a propensity for original thought and a sense of humor are
also essential. Organizational skills are admired. However, the ideal
candidates seek careers as political press aides, public relations
executives, journalists or non-profit communication professionals.

This paid internship begins at the start of the spring semester in
early January. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and references
to Meredith MacKenzie at No phone calls

Political Communications Intern / Internship with Democratic Consulting Firm
Washington DC

The Baughman Company, a leading Democratic direct mail strategy firm, is seeking hardworking interns for its Washington, DC office. This is a great, hands-on experience for political science students looking to work in political strategy or on future campaigns. Interns will be exposed to campaigns of all levels and will learn what it takes to build winning strategy from the top creative persuasion mail firm in the business.

Responsibilities will include candidate and campaign research, including opposition, financial and press. Interns will also be responsible for maintaining our nationwide campaign database, helping manage our social media accounts, and additional reports or projects at the request of staff as related to the upcoming 2011 and 2012 election cycles.

Applicants should be self-motivated, detail oriented and organized, and able to keep up with a fast paced office. Interest in the campaign world and past campaign or political experience is preferred.

Interested parties should send resumes with cover letters to


Prominent State Senator, a former Statewide candidate, seeks unpaid, part-time Interns for 2011 campaign. Senate district is composed of New York City suburban communities, on average about 15 minutes outside of Manhattan. Great opportunity to gain campaign experience, make contacts, and contribute to the campaign of a Liberal stalwart. Please e-mail if interested.

Hi Tom,

As a former hill staffer, I wanted to extend this opportunity to all female staffers.

I'm forwarding along our friends and family discount. Would love any staffers to take advantage of this block of tickets before it runs out.

The discount code can be accessed at this address:

Many thanks!

On October 15th— The Hot Mommas® Project launches their new series of women’s leadership seminars with The Sisterhood of Success: Sis U Bootcamp.

The Hot Mommas Project has combined the best practices in leadership education with the instructor of one of the world's best entrepreneurial leadership courses to help YOU solve, improve, and reach higher; a real world toolkit with the guidance to use it. This half-day seminar targets entrepreneurially-minded young women who want to get to the next level. Women walk into the seminar with goals, dreams, and plans-- and walk out with actual, measurable results and action steps.

As a Manatos List subscriber, you receive a “friends & family” discount to Sis U: 80% off the $200 ticket price—making these tickets $37.50 through this Friday 10/7. There’s a limited block of these tickets, so they may sell out before!

Again here's what attendees will learn at #sisUdc:
· Understand the hard-hitting facts behind the value of women and girls in society. We raise GDPs and company profitability. There's a reason. Here's what we can do to bring it to the forefront.
· Learn about the "confidence crisis" and how to neutralize it. It's rampant among women and girls, but we're so well educated and awesome, we've been excelling in spite of it.
· Master the Sisterhood of Success Equation: GOAL, GET, GIVE and see how you can replicate this in your career in any situation ranging from work life balance to salary negotiation to running for office.
· Experience one of the most addictive mentorship exercises ever, and walk out with "Your 5" - what our research shows is the make or break between mediocrity or pursuing your true potential.
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Click here to buy your ticket now, and certainly let me know if you anyone has further questions about Sis U or The Hot Mommas Project.

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