Political Party Internship

Offered By: 
Travis County Democratic Party
Job Location: 
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$15 per hour
Job Description: 
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Want to turn your political passions into action? Want to establish lasting connections and gain political and/or campaign experience? The Travis County Democratic Party (TCDP) Internship Program is designed to give students and lifelong learners substantial exposure to practical, campaign-style politics in Travis County. This internship is for you, if you: - have a deep appreciation of and commitment to progressive causes. - enjoy meeting and speaking with new people, and sharing with and learning from others. - are interested in Texas and progressive politics. - have integrity, independent thinking, and personal courage. - are looking for a way to make a change in your community now and for years to come. - are excited to think and work creatively to expand the meaning of and possibilities for what “organizing” can mean and what organizing can achieve. Interns will learn the nuts and bolts of modern electoral politics and gain daily exposure to the business of campaigns as well as the important policy questions that confront city, county, state, and the federal government. Interns will engage daily in substantial, vital work and complete concrete professional development objectives that will leave them prepared to lead. QUALIFICATIONS TCDP’s Internship Program is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students, or recent graduates, in any academic field. Lifelong learners and career changers looking for professional experience in progressive politics are also eligible to apply. Interns must be available to work per the hours and location below. Prior experience is not required; only a commitment to making positive change in our community. Hours - Summer Internship: May or June through August; 20 to 30 hours per week. - Fall Internship: September through December; 15 to 20 hours per week. - Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Location Most work will take place in person at TCDP’s headquarters in central Austin, TX, and at locations around our community for events and other meetings. Some remote work may be possible. COMPENSATION Interns will earn a minimum salary of $15 per hour. This position is part-time, temporary position, and is not eligible for insurance coverage. Interns may be eligible for course credit at their school; please refer to your school’s internship coordinator or guidance counselor for more information. As an equal opportunity employer, Travis County Democratic Party embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. TCDP is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation. Women and people of historically underrepresented groups are warmly encouraged to apply for all positions with TCDP.
Application Instructions: 
Please visit this site to submit your application: https://www.traviscountydemocrats.org/intern. You’ll be asked to provide your contact information, your resume, brief responses to questions about your interest in this internship, and contact information for 3 references.
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Send questions to Cynthia Van Maanen, TCDP Executive Director, at cynthia@travisdems.org. Please include "Internship" in the subject line.
Type of Internship: 
Political Campaigns
Posted By: 
Cynthia Van Maanen, TCDP Executive Director
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2023