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Cullerton for Congress
PO Box 6968
Villa Park, IL
Posted: July 14 2015
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DescriptionCullerton for Congress is seeking Campaign Interns for his Senator Tom Cullerton’s Congressional Campaign. Tom is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 8th Congressional District being vacated by Congresswoman Duckworth. Candidates should be college students, high school seniors enrolled in AP classes or recent graduates who are looking to gain political experience. This internship is perfect preparation for joining a top campaign's field, finance, and political operation.
Elected to the State Senate in 2012, Senator Cullerton is one of leading voices for working families in the Illinois Senate. He was the first Democrat ever elected to the State Senate from DuPage County, a Republican stronghold in Illinois, after beating a 20-year incumbent. He has strong ties to labor and other Democratic constituencies. Having a strong record of fighting for working families and winning tough elections this is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to work in politics.
Interns will work in a fast-paced environment and duties will include:
Finance Interns will assist in raising, collecting and managing donations to Cullerton for Congress by:
• Assisting staff with donor research
• Creating call sheets
• Fundraising calls
• Database management
• Event planning/staffing
Political and Field Interns will assist in expanding our grassroots support network by:
• Volunteer recruitment and volunteer work preparation
• Assist in answering the phone
• Data Entry
• Memo writing and event planning/staffing
• Voter Contact
Skills you will learn:
• Event networking and public speaking
• Competent research abilities for internal staff review and use
• Memo writing and practice
• Experience in NGP, Votebuilder and Excel
Strong applicants will be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and have a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Excel and Word knowledge required. NGP and Votebuilder experience preferred but not required.
We ask for a commitment of at least 15 hours per week with applicants who can commit to more being given priority. This internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with interns to secure academic credit for their work.
While we are flexible on start dates, we are looking for interns to start immediately.
To apply, please email your resume to Jeremy at Jeremy@cullertonforcongress.com with a subject line of “Internship”. Please also include a few short sentences of why you are interested in this internship, career goals, and why this internship will help you get there.