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Political communication associate
Progressive Public Affairs — Chicago, IL
Progressive Public Affairs is a growing lobbying, political marketing and communications agency based in Chicago. Our business is helping individuals and organizations with their goal of creating a better world. Our clients include state and local elected officials, policy institutes, progressive organizations and government agencies. Were currently seeking highly qualified, passionate and dedicated young citizens to lend their talents to our growing practice. Interns will be expected to help with the development of an outreach program, which will include managing contacts with media sources and community leaders, creating press releases and marketing causes directly to elected officials. This is an ideal opportunity for a student who wishes to pursue a career in marketing, communications, PR, government, public service or social change.
Video all-in-one internship (shoot, edit) for progressive political causes
Progressive Public Affairs — Chicago, IL
Progressive Public Affairs is a lobbying and communications company in Chicago working to change the world, one law at a time. We'd like to get into video as a tool for reaching hearts and minds. The intern will work on conceiving, shooting and editing relatively short pieces (3 - 10 minutes) to be distributed on our platforms and through client platforms (their websites and social media). If you have creative ideas for using video to advance the progressive agenda (like helping to elect Democrats or convincing people to support progressive causes like high speed rail or ensuring every American is registered to vote or convincing people that we spend way too much money on the military), this is the internship for you. It's based in our Loop office and is available this summer and this fall. Self-starters do best, so if you have an entrepreneurial spark, this internship can grow into a job as we convince clients to pay for the work after they see how amazing it is.
Public policy research internships
Progressive Public Affairs — Chicago, IL — Virtual
Do you like research? Do you like state and local government? Do you like a global perspective? Do you think the world should be more progressive? This could be the internship for you. Progressive Public Affairs is looking for a few good interns who like to work independently researching the ways local and state governments around the world implement better public policies that increase the standard of living for their residents, so that we can bring these excellent public policies to other local and state governments, primarily in the US. How do other governments invest their pension funds to provide access to capital for homeowners, students and small business instead of just giving them to the biggest banks? How do other governments pay the energy bills of low-income residents, potentially by installing energy-efficient homes through public ownership? How do other governments handle low-level civil and criminal matters, like evictions, divorce and traffic ticket disputes, to make sure people get what they need quickly, without a big hit to their credit score and without spending so much money on judges, lawyers, clerks and bailiffs? How do other state and local governments handle student loans to provide affordable education to their residents? Do any of them cover the cost of student loans if residents will live in their communities? How do other state and local governments get public transportation built so quickly and so cheaply? How do they pay for their public transportation systems and why are some of them so great? Interns can work from anywhere in the world and will check in once a week via Skype or Google Chat with their supervisor in Chicago (if they live near Chicago, they can check in in-person). They will be work with the supervisor up front on a scope of work and then get the work done on their own time over the week. Their name will be associated with the project so they can use it for their resume as well. Please answer three questions: 1. What time commitment are you looking to devote to this internship? 2. What specific thing do you want to get out of this internship? 3. What changes in federal / state / local law or budgets do you want to see? Thanks, Dan