Internships

CAMPAIGN MANAGER/SCHEDULER INTERN

The campaign manager oversees all aspects of the campaign including day-to-day operations, the hiring and management of staff, the coordination and implementation of the fundraising operations and ongoing coordination with the candidate. They are also responsible for creating and managing the campaign budget. Campaign managers must have excellent organizational skills, be level-headed, have good interpersonal skills and not be afraid of raising money. The scheduler is responsible to accepting and acting on all invitations, seeking out potential events and putting together the candidate’s schedule. The scheduler makes sure that the candidate is briefed about each of the events and is given proper directions, contact information, and collects briefing information from the other team members on each event. The scheduler also ensures that candidate call-time and voter contact time remains the top priority. The scheduler needs to be assertive, meticulous with details, pleasant on the phone and able to say “no” when necessary.

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO A PAID POSITION IF I AM ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 20, 2018. THIS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TURN INTO CONGRESSIONAL STAFF POSITION WHEN WE WIN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS AGAINST Rep. PETER ROSKAM

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: internship@songerforcongress.com

In subject line: POSITION - FULL NAME - DATE(YEARMONTHDAY)

Example: CAMPAIGN MANAGER/SCHEDULER INTERN - JOHN SMITH DOE - 2017MAY22

 


 

FINANCE DIRECTOR/FUNDRAISER INTERN

The finance director is responsible for raising the money that will allow the campaign to accomplish its goals. The finance director works closely with the candidate, campaign manager and a finance committee to meet the financial goals of the campaign. They are in charge of keeping the candidate on track with fundraising, preparing for and staffing call time, and overseeing all fundraising events. A good fundraiser must be highly organized, outgoing and willing to push the candidate and campaign toward meeting their fundraising goals.

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO A PAID POSITION IF I AM ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 20, 2018. THIS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TURN INTO CONGRESSIONAL STAFF POSITION WHEN WE WIN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS AGAINST Rep. PETER ROSKAM

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: internship@songerforcongress.com

In subject line: POSITION - FULL NAME - DATE(YEARMONTHDAY)

Example: FINANCE DIRECTOR/FUNDRAISER INTERN - JOHN SMITH DOE - 2017MAY22

 


 

 

POLITICAL DIRECTOR/CONSTITUENCY ORGANIZER INTERN (UNPAID)

The political director works with specific constituency groups to organize their involvement with the campaign, for example – labor, seniors, educators, veterans, communities of color, new Americans, environmentalists, and college students, etc. They help develop a voter contact plan in coordination with the field director for particular communities by building relationships with the existing organizations that represent these communities. This person should have experience working with diverse constituencies, commitment to expanding the base and good communication skills.

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO A PAID POSITION IF I AM ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 20, 2018. THIS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TURN INTO CONGRESSIONAL STAFF POSITION WHEN WE WIN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS AGAINST Rep. PETER ROSKAM

In subject line: POSITION - FULL NAME - DATE(YEARMONTHDAY)

Example: POLITICAL DIRECTOR/CONSTITUENCY ORGANIZER INTERN - JOHN SMITH DOE - 2017MAY22

 


 

PRESS SECRETARY INTERN (UNPAID)

Ideal applicant is a quick but dynamic writer, detail-oriented, able to toggle between numerous policy issues successfully, and best in a fast-paced media environment. The Press Secretary will be responsible for writing press releases, advisories, quotes, op-eds. He or she will also help coordinate interviews with reporters, set up press conferences, develop relationships with the national and local media.

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO A PAID POSITION IF I AM ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 20, 2018. THIS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TURN INTO CONGRESSIONAL STAFF POSITION WHEN WE WIN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS AGAINST Rep. PETER ROSKAM

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: internship@songerforcongress.com

In subject line: POSITION - FULL NAME - DATE(YEARMONTHDAY)

Example: PRESS SECRETARY INTERN (UNPAID) - JOHN SMITH DOE - 2017MAY22

 


 


DIGITAL DIRECTOR INTERN (UNPAID)

Position will require ability to seamlessly move between traditional and new media job duties. Responsibilities include compiling press clips and media lists; media monitoring; supporting press conferences; writing press releases, basic talking points and memos; conducting research and assisting the communications staff with the day-to-day operations of a very active press office. New media responsibilities include designing and updating website, broadcast-quality video production and editing, graphic design and assisting with planning and executing of press events.

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO A PAID POSITION IF I AM ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 20, 2018. THIS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TURN INTO CONGRESSIONAL STAFF POSITION WHEN WE WIN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS AGAINST Rep. PETER ROSKAM

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: internship@songerforcongress.com

In subject line: POSITION - FULL NAME - DATE(YEARMONTHDAY)

Example: DIGITAL DIRECTOR INTERN (UNPAID)- JOHN SMITH DOE - 2017MAY22

 


 

SPEECHWRITER INTERN (UNPAID)

The primary responsibility of this position will be content creation. This will largely include the writing of speeches, press releases, op-eds, social media content, e-newsletters, and website copy. Qualified candidates MUST be strong writers able to digest complex legislative concepts and quickly produce clear, concise content understandable to the media and constituents. THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO PAID POSITIONS IF ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 2018

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO A PAID POSITION IF I AM ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 20, 2018. THIS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TURN INTO CONGRESSIONAL STAFF POSITION WHEN WE WIN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS AGAINST Rep. PETER ROSKAM

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: internship@songerforcongress.com

In subject line: POSITION - FULL NAME - DATE(YEARMONTHDAY)

Example: SPEECHWRITER INTERN (UNPAID) - JOHN SMITH DOE - 2017MAY22

 


 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR/FIELD DIRECTOR (UNPAID)

The field director is in charge of making sure the campaign gets its message out through direct voter contact. Their main responsibility is to develop a comprehensive plan that includes door knocking and phoning in order to ID voters and persuade them about the candidate. They may also coordinate voter registration efforts. Finally they coordinate the GOTV effort if there is no staff person specifically responsible for GOTV. The field director needs to be highly organized, energetic, capable of motivating and managing staff and volunteers and able to manage large quantities of data. As with most things, the number of field staff will depend on the size of the campaign. The Volunteer coordinator part of the position would include identify, recruit and manage volunteers to help with various campaign activities. They help coordinate the work the volunteers, utilize their skills and talents well and provide motivation. The job requires strong interpersonal skills, patience, persistence, enthusiasm, good communication skills and the ability to work with all kinds of people.

Preference: Millennials ages 18-35 (Not required ) [I want to get the young voters to turn out]

NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL TURN INTO A PAID POSITION IF I AM ELECTED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE ON MARCH 20, 2018. THIS WILL MORE THAN LIKELY TURN INTO CONGRESSIONAL STAFF POSITION WHEN WE WIN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS AGAINST Rep. PETER ROSKAM

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: internship@songerforcongress.com

In subject line: POSITION - FULL NAME - DATE(YEARMONTHDAY)

Example: VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR/FIELD DIRECTOR - JOHN SMITH DOE - 2017MAY22

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