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We're currently looking to hire interns for this summer:

The Phil Skaggs for State House campaign is looking for interns to work on our campaign in greater Grand Rapids. Interns will work inside a professionally run, fast-paced, fun, targeted campaign. Interns will also gain valuable hands-on experience and make great connections as they work closely with our team to implement our winning campaign strategy and flip this seat from Red to Blue. 

Phil’s former interns have gone on to gain admission into elite colleges, attend graduate or law school, work for renewable energy non-profits, work at political design firms, work at environmentalist advocacy groups, work at lobbying firms in Washington DC, manage State House campaigns, enact policing and justice reforms, and more. 

The internship is unpaid, but the campaign will work with you to earn academic credit at your school or college. Interns will leave the campaign with a portfolio of work, a letter of reference, and the skills and experience to be employed on political campaigns and at governmental and non-profit organizations.

 

Applicants will be in contact with Emily Masternak, the campaign field director, and will be accepted on a rolling basis with starting dates as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

Interns are an integral part of the campaign team. Interns will be trained, given important responsibilities, and held accountable for reaching goals. Each intern will be expected to work as part of a team. In addition to working on voter contact efforts – door-to-door canvassing, visibility at community events, and/or office work – interns will have specific responsibilities in one of the following areas:

  • Field: Assisting with absentee voter contact, yard sign organization, volunteer organization, data entry, community outreach, and visibility events, etc.

  • Fundraising: Donor research, database management, pledge follow-up, thank you note organization, and event planning and execution.

  • Communications and Policy: Website, email and social media organization, and research tasks.

  • Office Assistant: Operations management, mailings, and various project management jobs.

  • Special Projects: Digital design, photography, etc.

Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a dynamic personality, excellent verbal communication skills, solid organizational abilities and a strong work ethic.

  • Applicants should be self-motivated and have a strong interest in political campaigns and a commitment to progressive values.

  • Applicants should be willing to work at least four hours per week, although our schedule is flexible.

  • No previous campaign experience is required.

How to Apply

Those interested in learning more about an internship and interviewing with the team should send a resume and cover to emily@philskaggs.com and fill out the Google Form linked here.

For any questions or inquiries, please contact Emily Masternak, the campaign field director, at emily@philskaggs.com, or via phone/text at (616) 490-8170.