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Intern Picks: 2012 Political Campaigns

February 29, 2012

Every day, our intern Ting gets a sneak peek at all of the new internships being posted daily on Internships.com. Each week he’ll choose a theme and highlight a few of the new internships he thinks are cool and interesting.

ting head shot Intern Picks: 2012 Political CampaignsBy Ting-Tien Wee

Hello fellow internship seekers, and happy 29th of February! This is a special day because it comes around only once every four years. And just like the occurrence of 29 days in February, many political campaigns happen only once every four years! If you want me to be politically correct, I suppose a third of the senate and congressional elections happen every two years, but that doesn’t make it any less special. So if you are even the slightest bit interested in interning with a political campaign, then NOW is the time to apply for we have many great campaign internships at all levels.

Here are some of my top political campaign opportunities:

Obama for America – New Hampshire Communications Fellow
with Obama Campaign in Manchester, NH
Have you heard of our current President Obama? If you haven’t then you are probably not from the U.S. – Scratch that, if you haven’t heard of him then you are probably not from this world. This is a HUGE opportunity for an intern to help with President Obama’s re-election campaign assisting the communications department with writing, research, and media projects. Apply here.

Governor’s Internship Program
with Office of the Governor in Boston, MA
If you are looking to assist in a political campaign at a more local level, then here is your chance to intern with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick! Get a hands on learning experience dealing with appointments, press, media, legislative affairs, constituent services, and much more! Apply here.

Office Intern
with Linda McMahon for US Senate in North Haven, CT
Maybe you aren’t interesting in an internship at the national or state level. Then how about getting even more local, at the Senate level? Like I said, we have a variety of political internships at all levels. Linda McMahon is looking for an intern to assist in her senate campaign with basic office tasks, searching for and staffing events, and helping with finance and field calls. Oh, and did I mention that this is a paid internship? Apply here.

Trevor for Congress Campaign Intern
with Trevor for Congress in Grand Rapids, MI
Here is another internship at the congressional level, though this one is to help Trevor get elected into the House of Representatives. Interns will be assigned to one of four categories: political, finance, communications, and office management, depending on the interns skill sets and interests. Apply here.

Intern
with Democratic Party of Orange County in Santa Ana, CA
If you are a democrat and interested in meeting the Orange County’s leading democrats, then this internship is for you! Gain experience at the local, legislative, and federal level all in this one internship! Interns again will be assigned to focus on one particular area of operations and Party activity. Apply here.

Local Political Campaign Hiring- Near SDSU and USD
with Republican Party of San Diego County in San Diego, CA
Seeing as the United States of America is a two-party system, I didn’t want to leave out the other dominating party. Join the Republican Party of San Diego County and gain experience in the once (before Internships.com) hard to break in to field of politics! Apply here.

There are many more internships on our site! Click here to search all internships.

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