Keith Ellison for Congress Campaign Internship - Summer 2018

Position Overview:
Are you searching for an opportunity to get involved in politics and make a difference in your community? Join the Keith Ellison for Congress re-election campaign in Summer 2018! Keith Ellison for Congress is currently accepting applications for campaign interns into a premier program tailored to train future progressive organizers, activists, and leaders.

Job Description:
Interns will play a pivotal role in electing Democrats up and down the ticket in 2018. They will work with the organizing department to assist with research projects, attend events, make phone calls, lead door knocks, data entry, and assist staff. Furthermore, interns will receive weekly 60 minute trainings on how to run campaigns. Interns will gain valuable professional experience in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, as well as have the opportunity to network with staff and other political figures.

Qualifications:
We are looking for interns who possess an interest in progressive politics, a good attitude, and strong multi-tasking skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and internet based research is required. Candidates should be detail-oriented, well-organized, passionate about working in a diverse community, and committed to public service. Women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and other traditionally disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience on political campaigns and/or advocacy organizations, or who plan to stay in politics, will be given prime consideration.

Availability should be a minimum of 12 hours per week

Compensation:
Students are encouraged to work with their college to arrange for academic credit.

Application Method Details:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, priority deadline is May 14, 2018.

Contact:
Interested candidates should email a PDF copy of resume, cover letter, and references to:

Keaon Dousti
Organizing Director
Keaon@keithellison.org

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