Campaign Aide (Internship)
The Campaign Aide Intern will travel daily with State Senator Eddie Melton, organize information flow to and from the Senator; assist with candidate outreach management, perform follow-up on behalf of the candidate, and help with other campaign operations on non-travel days.
Applicants must be an extremely well-organized self-starter with strong interpersonal skills. Passion and a strong desire to learn more about campaigns and government a plus.
- Respond to inquiries from constituents, other elected officials, media, lobbyists, and other groups
- Take photos and generate social media content
- Assist with driving to various locations within and occasionally outside the state
- Perform administrative duties, such as managing schedules, making travel arrangements, and taking minutes at meetings
- Attend public and private functions to assist the Senator and occasionally stand in when he is unable to attend
- Help draft amendments for reports and prepare briefing materials
It’s essential that you have relevant work experience, such as shadowing a politician, an internship at a constituency or parliamentary office, or volunteering with a non-governmental organization (NGO) or think tank. An interest in politics and current affairs is necessary and you should be up to date with local, regional, national, and international matters and the party’s political stance on key themes.
This area of work is open to undergraduate and graduate students, but a degree or significant coursework in the following areas is preferred:
- Politics and International Relations
- Public Administration and Social Policy
- Valid driver’s license and a good driving record
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational and research skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Confidence to deal with senior politicians, the media, constituents, etc.
- A highly professional manner and a proactive approach to work
- Tact and diplomacy
- Integrity and an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
- Reliability and the ability to work well unsupervised
- Good I.T. and technology skills
- Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative
- Conscientiousness and careful attention to detail
- A practical and efficient approach to work
Work hours are generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with extra hours likely at certain times, such as during the run-up to an election, when preparing high-profile legislation, and at times of local or national crisis.
Interested? Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Melton for Mayor campaign embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.”