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Current Opportunities


BPI Summer 2018 Fellowship – Paid ($2,250/month)

Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is seeking an additional summer fellow for our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

BPI is the largest marketer in the Democratic Party, with roots in the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Fellows at BPI have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the constantly evolving world of marketing by working with clients such as high-profile political campaigns, corporations, and non-profits.

This particular fellow will have the opportunity to work with an exciting mix of clients, including EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics. Ideal candidates will have strong writing skills and an interest in marketing.

Applicants should send their resumes to Meredith (mlightstone@bpimedia.com) with some information about their interest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Location(s): Washington, DC
  • Employee Status: Temporary – 3 months, with potential to extend for 1 additional 3 month fellowship pending review
  • Salary: $2,250/month stipend

Office of Virginia State Senator Bill DeSteph Jr. – Political Director/Campaign Director

Senator Bill DeSteph, representing Virginia’s 8th Senate District, is now accepting applications for a political director and/or campaign manager. You will lay the groundwork for a successful re-election campaign in 2019, develop a cutting-edge volunteer and field organization, and execute a winning strategy. Prior to the launch of the 2019 campaign, you will be responsible for planning fundraisers, maintaining social media and other communication platforms, along with other duties supporting the candidate.

Qualifications:

  • Hard-working, highly motivated, and excited by campaigns and politics.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Passionate for conservative issues.
  • Possess strong writing, creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Previous campaign experience is preferred.

Please send your resume, a cover letter, and two references to contactbill@billdesteph.com, subject line: Application. The ideal candidate will start around July and serve through the 2019 campaign cycle or beyond.

Campus Compact – Director, Campus Compact for Virginia

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We are a network comprising a national office and state and regional Campus Compacts. Reporting to Campus Compact’s Vice President for Network Leadership and based at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, the Director of Campus Compact for Virginia (CCVA) provides leadership for the engagement efforts of member institutions throughout the Commonwealth.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required
  • Significant relevant professional experience.

To apply, please submit:

  • Letter of interest linking your qualifications and experience to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae Brief statement (roughly 150-200 words) summarizing the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your own personal or professional life
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

National Security Action – Communications Associate
National Security Action, an advocacy organization dedicated to advancing American global leadership and opposing the reckless policies of the Trump administration, is seeking a Communications Associate (CA) to supplement the organization’s communications and messaging work from its headquarters in Washington, DC.

Among the CA’s duties will be to:
– Work with National Security Action leadership to identify and execute against dynamic communications needs, including day-to-day media issues as well as longer-term messaging priorities.
– Executing communications and messaging tasks to amplify the work of the organization, key policy messages, opposition purposes, or in response to breaking news.
– Design communications strategies around upcoming events and/or thematic foreign policy issues.
– Engage with reporters and producers on both policy and organizational issues.
– Work with members of the organization’s Advisory Council and Network on initiatives in regional media markets, including op-eds and local interviews.
– Assist team in a start-up environment, including with media monitoring and administrative tasks.
– Assist the organization’s political and legislative teams on an as-needed basis.

This position is designed for a candidate with 2-4 years of work experience, preferably to include Capitol Hill and/or campaign experience. Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes.natsecaction@gmail.com. Please include “Communications Associate” in the subject line.

United Way Worldwide – Public Policy and Advocacy Intern
As the Public Policy and Advocacy Intern, you will be responsible for supporting the Public Policy Team on a variety of projects to advance United Way’s public policy agenda. Projects include, but are not limited to: developing and updating policy materials; research and database management; outreach to local United Ways; supporting digital advocacy campaigns; and event planning support. Additionally, you may be asked to monitor policy developments and attend meetings, hearings and briefings. The position reports to a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy and will work collaboratively with other members of the Public Policy Team, which is a part of United Way Worldwide’s U.S. Network Department.

We are seeking a motivated junior or senior undergraduate student or a graduate student pursuing a degree in a policy-related field. If you are interested, reach out to Katie Graham, Human Resources Coordinator, at Katherine.Graham@uww.unitedway.org.

Democratic National Committee – Internships
The Democratic National Committee is looking for enthusiastic, politically minded future leaders for our Spring and Summer 2018 internship program. DNC internships are available within 18 different departments. Each department offers you a unique learning experience — learn more about each department here. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the DNC Internship Program at internapp@dnc.org, call (202) 863-8000, or see our frequently asked questions.

Republican National Committee – Internships
The RNC is always looking for interested undergraduate students to serve as interns at our headquarters in Washington, DC. Applications for both spring and fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline. The RNC’s internship program is for undergraduate students and preference is given to juniors and seniors. To apply for an RNC internship, please submit the following: RNC Internship Application, Resume, 2 Letters of Recommendation. Please email completed applications to Internships@gop.com.

Feel free to contact Jennie Fay, Director of Fellows and Career Programming, at jennie.fay@georgetown.edu to discuss potential opportunities or share postings to be shared with the GU Politics community.

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