Part-Time Internship in Government/Politics

 

Duration:      Beginning immediately (mid/late July, 2017) through November 2017

 

The role:

We are busy, growing, and we feel it’s a great time to add a part-time Intern who is passionate about government and politics. In this role, you will begin learning immediately by helping the team run a local campaign from the ground up. You will receive hands-on training working directly with some of the city’s most experienced and networked lobbyists/consultants. You will also have an opportunity to participate in other projects that will help build your experience in government relations.  This is an unpaid part-time internship starting immediately and working through November elections, with potential to continue the internship depending on an assessment of the educational benefits to you.

 

Why choose DJCA?

  • Complex and interesting variety of projects to gain exposure/experience in corporate lobbying, member-based organizations, and campaigns.

  • Establish valuable relationships (check out our team bios).

  • Small office with good people who care about each other and our cities.

  • Diversity and creativity are highly valued here.

  • Great work culture with flexibility that supports your individual and educational goals.

  • Located in fun Downtown Denver off 16th Street, across from light rail or park free in the garage.

  • Casual dress – wear jeans most days except for occasional client meetings/events.

 

What you will do and learn:

  • Conduct research utilizing a variety of methods and resources.

  • Attend both strategic planning and project team meetings as well as political events.

  • Coordinate grassroots organizing efforts.

  • Interact with other organizations and influencers to garner support.

  • Handle communications with stakeholders, which will include email, telephone, in-person, and social media.

  • Manage volunteers.

  • Participate in voter meetings with the candidate.

 

What you need to have to qualify:

  • Genuine interest in government, politics and communications.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Resourceful, with previous experience conducting research or gathering information via internet, libraries, and telephone calling.

  • Commitment of at least 15-20 hours/week throughout the duration of the campaign.

  • Aptitude in writing/communications, event planning, public relations, grassroots activism and marketing.

 

To apply:

Email your resume w/a brief note on why you’re interested in this internship, to internship@djcadenver.com

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