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Current Opportunities

MediaDC – Public Relations Assistant/Office Administrator/Assistant to Editorial Director
MediaDC is looking for a capable, dependable, multi-tasking individual who will split their time as public relations assistant, office admin, and assistant to Washington Examiner Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a news operation. Experience is not as important as eagerness to learn. Duties include, among other things:
– maintaining public relations Twitter account
– helping maintain media log and reports of media appearances
– editing video and audio clips
– assisting with media bookings
– maintaining schedule of Washington Examiner Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon
– coordinating office admin details
– reception services at front desk
– assisting journalists with admin needs
Please send resume and cover letter to Alex Rosenwald

National Security Action – Summer Fellowship
National Security Action, a new advocacy organization dedicated to advancing American global leadership and opposing the reckless policies of the Trump administration, is seeking a summer fellow to supplement the organization’s work from its headquarters in Washington, DC. The summer fellow will form a key part of a small team in a fast-paced start-up environment. The fellow will be counted on to provide timely and comprehensive research and analysis on an array of foreign policy, national security, and related political issues. The role will require the successful candidate to respond to taskings from the organization’s leadership but also would benefit from a self-starter able to identify key research questions and needs on his/her own initiative. The ability to write clearly and concisely is also a must for this position.

National Security Action will be able to provide a small summer stipend to help with housing and living expenses. Candidates with external funding from their academic institutions are encouraged to apply. The stipend amount will be set prior to the beginning of each fellowship. Please send a resume, cover letter, and transcript to No direct emails or phone calls, please.

Hilltop Public Solutions – Summer Intern
Hilltop Public Solutions is looking for intern analysts for our Summer 2018 internship program. Hilltop is a Democratic political consulting and public affairs group, working to elect Democratic candidates and advance public affairs policies through coalition building and grasstops communications. Hilltop interns spend a good portion of every day on research and writing. We don’t work in any one particular issue area or region: Hilltop has offices around the country, and has worked on most major political issues of the day. Intern applicants should have excellent written communication skills, and an eagerness to lend a hand wherever it’s needed. Summer interns typically commit to two – five full days a week, but we are willing to be flexible. This is a paid position. Applicants should send their resume to

NextGen America – State Media Manager
NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in New Hampshire, working to engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans. The New Hampshire Media Manager will work alongside the STATE leadership team to help with our communications work on the ground, including working with the in-state press (with a focus on campus-based press), helping manage our social media channels, and working with the San Francisco-based press team on larger press events and narratives. Apply online here.

Van Wye for Maryland – Campaign Manager
Young, energetic Democratic candidate for Delegate is seeking an entry-level campaign manager for the June 26th primary election. The district includes Potomac, North Potomac, Germantown, and northwestern Montgomery County.

The position is ideal for a student looking for a summer job or a recent college graduate. Start date is flexible and can begin immediately or at the end of the school year. Prior campaign experience is preferred but not required. Access to a car is ideal and a willingness to work long hours and weekends is required (following the school year).

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please make the subject of your email “FirstName LastName Campaign Manager.”

National Democratic Redistricting Committee – Office Assistant
NDRC is seeking an Office Assistant to support day to day operations for the entire organization. The Office Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Campaign Director and Communications Director and additional support to other senior staff, as needed. They will assist with producing materials and assisting with event execution.

– Manage schedule, travel and correspondence for the Executive Director
– Coordinate meetings, including travel, attendee management, material preparation, room set-up and issue resolution across the organization
– Assist with producing briefings, updating website, and newsletter preparation
– Exercise responsibility for operations tasks including bill paying, invoicing and contract tracking
– Maintain organizational files and assist with legal compliance, including responsibility for overseeing document retention
– Assist with intern management
– Purchase office supplies and equipment

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum two years related experience; nonprofit or campaign experience a plus; Experience managing scheduling in a fast-paced environment; Ability to operate and troubleshoot standard office equipment; Solid written and oral communications skills as well as strong attention to detail; Proficiency with spreadsheets, PowerPoints and word processing; Ability to multi-task and work independently

To apply for a position at the NDRC, please submit a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments on an email to Please address your cover letter to “Hiring Manager” and put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Bully Pulpit Interactive – Summer Fellowship (Paid)
Our summer fellowships in DC, New York, and San Francisco are a great way to learn about mass communications and marketing, and fellows often get hired full-time. Currently, our clients include political campaigns, organizations like the ACLU, as well as leading corporations and non-profits.

The deadline to apply to the summer fellowships is March 15, 2018. Students should specify which of the below fellowships interest them:
– Content Fellows: Work with clients to develop and execute integrated marketing campaigns, using platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
– Analytics Fellows: Dive into the data behind our advertising campaigns to help drive success.
– Design/Video Fellows: Manage creative production, ad design, and editing.

Priorities USA – Press Intern
Priorities USA is a voter-centric progressive organization committed to standing up to the Trump administration and its allies in order to build an economy that provides real opportunity for all families to get ahead, and to protect the fundamental, democratic ideal of equality for all Americans – regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. The Press Intern will support the communications team’s efforts to keep the public informed about Priorities’ work developing a winning message and digital strategy for progressives, as well as Priorities’ commitment to defending the fundamental right to vote for every American. As an intern in the communications department, this individual will assist in the day-to-day operations of the press shop and gain valuable experience working for a political advocacy group. This is a paid internship.

The Press Intern’s duties will include:
– Drafting and editing press releases informing the public about Priorities’ work
– Tracking online, print, and television mentions of Priorities USA, as well as mentions of Priorities USA staffers and issue areas relevant to the organization’s work.
– Compiling and distributing press clippings within the organization on a regular basis.
– Updating and maintaining a database of press contacts, partners, and allies.
– Providing logistical support in the planning of briefings, focus groups, and other events sponsored by Priorities USA.
– Assisting other departments within the organization as needed.

Interested candidates should submit their resume to Matt Lopez at

The New Republic – Reporter/Researcher
The New Republic is looking for journalists either recently graduated or with up to two years of professional experience for its reporter-researcher program. This yearlong fellowship, based in our New York City office, will start this coming summer and run through summer 2019. This position is located in New York City. To apply, please submit a résumé, three clips, and a cover letter telling us about the topics you would most like to work on, why you believe The New Republic would be a good fit for you, and why you would be a good fit for it. The deadline for applications is March 30. No phone calls or paper mail, please.

Deep Root Analytics – Spring and Summer Internships
Deep Root is a media analytics firm that offers a Data Management Platform (DMP) that leverages the highest quality media consumption data to surface unique, actionable insights to marketers enabling them to effectively and efficiently target their audiences. The internship at Deep Root Analytics gives an up-close perspective to existing data processes used to analyze media consumption behavior of our clients’ target audiences, including political campaigns, advocacy organizations and corporate entities. Interns should be working towards a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Political Science, Communications, Statistics, Mathematics or related field. Spring internships are part-time and Summer internships are full-time; both are paid. Apply here!

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, 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

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