Political Jobs & Internships
Political jobs and internships from around New York and the country will be posted here as they become available.
DC Internship needed for Democratic House Caucus
The Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks qualified candidate to start immediately for full-time Internship. Successful applicants will be bright, highly-motivated, have strong academic records, as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will be directly engaged with the Caucus’ work and will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the office. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions: attending hearings and briefings, performing research, and helping organize the Caucus’ many events. Excellent writing skills and a good sense of humor are desired. Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment. In order to apply for a House Democratic Caucus Internship.
please submit the following: cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample of approximately 3 pages (your own words, unedited). Please send completed application materials via e-mail to email@example.com.
Spring Interns Wanted for the NYS Democratic Party
Interested in working for the Democratic party?
The Democratic party is looking for highly dedicated and intelligent interns for the spring semester. Work which will be assisting with a number of projects and answering phones for the Democratic Party and basic internship work.
Anyone who is interested in Applying please contact Mallory Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Charles Schumer seeks Spring intern for DC office
Senator Schumer’s DC office is seeking diligent, enthusiastic and organized undergraduate students for unpaid legislative internships during the upcoming spring semester. The internship provides exposure to the legislative process, while developing an understanding of how a congressional office operates.
Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on various issues. Interns available to start mid-August with full-time availability and New York ties are strongly preferred.
Interested candidates please send resume, a cover letter indicating your weekly availability, a reference list and a 3 to 5 page writing sample and application available at http://schumer.senate.gov/For%20Students/intern_applications.htm to the number listed
Senator Charles Schumer seeks Spring Intern for Syracuse Office
Senator Charles E. Schumer’s Central New York Regional Office in Syracuse, New York, is now accepting applications for spring internships. The deadline to apply is January 25, 2012.
This internship consists of a variety of tasks and experiences. It will include duties such as general office operations, media monitoring, constituent services, event planning, and research projects. Students will be able to work with all levels of Senate staff, other federal, state, local agencies, and on team and individual projects. Students will have the opportunity to present their ideas on local and federal policy initiatives. They will be encouraged to develop their debate skills and understanding of public policy on the local, state, federal, and international levels.
Students who apply for this internship should demonstrate a high level of maturity and professional responsibility. Experience working in a government office is not a requirement, but students with prior relevant experience or advanced communication skills will be considered for head intern positions. Head interns will take on a management role within the office and work closely with senior staff. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 8 hours per week and there is no maximum amount of hours that may be worked. Their specific scheduling will be determined based upon class schedule and availability.
Students interested in this internship should submit a resume, cover letter, and short 3-5 page writing sample address to Minda Conroe, Staff Assistant by mail, email email@example.com or fax. They should include the days and times that they are available to work and their contact information.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks spring interns for her Washington DC office
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks highly motivated individuals for full and part-time unpaid internship in her Washington, D.C. office for the Spring 2012 semester. Students and recent college graduates from New York State are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Applications must be emailed to Gillibrand_Internship@gillibrand.senate.gov. The application can be found on Senator Gillibrand's website at http://gillibrand.senate.gov/
“As a political science major this internship really gave me a crash course in how government works, and the one on one mentoring I needed to prepare me for a career in this field. Both the intelligent and friendly interns I got to work alongside as well as the dedicated and attentive staff I worked for all made for a positive work environment and a productive and enjoyable internship experience.”
-Jason, Spring 2011 NYC Intern
Congressman Timothy Bishop's Office
The Washington, DC office of Congressman Timothy Bishop (D-NY) is offering fulltime, unpaid Internship opportunities for college students or graduates beginning in August. Interns should be comfortable answering phones, giving capitol tours, sorting mail, and helping out the staff by attending hearings or briefings. Strong writing skills are necessary. Applicants should be hard working, intelligent, and enthusiastic. Long Island ties are a plus, but not required. Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's Office
The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering unpaid Internship opportunities beginning in August. First-hand experience in her congressional office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and governmental affairs. It will also offer a unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure, as she is Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the rules of debate for nearly all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with office duties, including answering phones and sorting mail. Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and active office. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to David Cooper-Vince at NY28.InternApplications@mail.house.gov. Candidates from Western New York are especially encouraged to apply. Please do not hesitate to contact David at 202-225-3615 with any questions.
Congressman Maurice Hinchey's Office seeks a Spring Intern
The Office of Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey (NY-22) is currently accepting applications for Internships in the Spring. These are full or part-time, unpaid internships. Interns will have a variety of different tasks and will learn about the legislative process along with the operations of a congressional office.
Responsibilities would include answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence, proofing and editing press releases, sorting press clips, and various administrative tasks. Interns will be expected to go to hearings and briefings and prepare memos for the legislative staff. Attention to detail, modesty, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and a desire to learn are requisites for this position.
Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample email@example.com. Please include availability.
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy's Office
The office of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY-04) is currently seeking part-time Interns for our Fall Internship Program. The internship begins in mid-August and runs through December. The intern’s hours will depend upon his or her class schedule. Qualified candidates will possess an interest in the legislative process, good writing and communication skills, and the desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities will include communicating with constituents, writing constituent letters, performing research requests, leading U.S. Capitol Tours, and administrative work. Our office's interns work closely with our staff and should be professional, motivated, and adept at multi-tasking. Preference will be given to students from the Fourth Congressional District and the State of New York. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Jonathan Flack at Jonathan.Flack@mail.house.gov or fax to (202) 225-5758. Please call (202) 225-5516 with any questions.
Assemblyman Rory Lancman is seeking a Policy Intern for Queens office
New York State Assemblyman and Chair of the Subcommittee on Workplace Safety Rory Lancman seeks a dedicated and motivated intern to work on policy issues in an active legislative office.
Some tasks may include research and writing to advise staff on Assembly bills, responding to constituent inquiries, staffing events with the Assemblyman and other matters as required.
Ideal candidates will be passionate about state government and have a demonstrated interest in state, local and national politics. Candidates should be at least a junior in college. Credit may be procured and the office will work with a candidate's academic institution as required. As an intern in a busy legislative office, the ideal candidate will be self-sufficient and able to work on an independent basis.
Our office is located in Hillcrest, Queens. If you are interested please email your resume to Eric Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women & Politics Institute's WeLEAD program!
Eighty-four nations currently surpass the United States in the percentage of women serving in the national legislature. In the U.S. Congress, 83 percent of those serving are men. Three-quarters of statewide elected officials and state legislators are men. Men occupy the governor's mansion in 45 of the 50 states. And men run City Hall in 89 of the largest 100 cities across the country.
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- Program graduates are employed in the White House administration, congressional offices, campaign consulting firms, lobbying firms, and non-profit organizations.
- Monthly workshops focus on campaigns and elections, political communication, fundraising, public policy, and professional development.
- Evening events provide WeLEADers with opportunities to network with each other, previous program graduates, and prominent women in politics and public service.
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Email email@example.com with any questions.
New York State Senate election needs help
Democratic candidate for very competitive New York State Senate seat
is looking for volunteers to assist with policy research.
Volunteer will work with research director to compile issue briefs, voting
records, and press clippings. Strong research and writing skills are
required. Prior campaign research experience and knowledge of NYS and
NYC politics preferred.
If you are interested please contact
Email Andy Laub at firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC Mayoral Campaign seeks help
New York City campaign for Mayor seeks finance interns who have strong
written and verbal communication skills, familiarity with Microsoft
Excel, and a willingness to learn about fundraising and Democratic
politics. Candidates must be team players, self-starters and well
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Data entry and Database Management
- Donor Research
- Drafting Finance Communications
- Assisting in Planning and Staffing Events
- Monitoring Candidate Call Time
This is an un-paid position. College credit available for those who
If you are interested please contact
Email Andy Laub at email@example.com
New York State Democratic Committee
The New York State Democratic Committee is seeking talented,
enthusiastic interns to assist with elections throughout New York
State for what is already shaping up to be an historic election year.
Applicants must have research experience and commit to 10 weeks of
availability. Scheduling is flexible. If playing an active role in
winning these elections and meeting the key figures sounds like a
rewarding experience to you, send your resume and cover letter to
NYDemsInterns@gmail.com. Internship is unpaid. Class credits may be
available upon request.