Internship Opportunity: Marjorie Margolies for Congress March 31st, 2014

Intern with Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies

Intern duties and responsibilities consist of a variety of campaign activities including:

  • Working directly with Marjorie and campaign staff
  • Learning and managing campaign databases
  • Assisting in planning campaign and fundraising events
  • Assistance in campaign research
  • Phone banking, canvassing, and voter outreach

The campaign is proud to offer flexible hours for students. Letters of recommendation from the Congresswoman and internship credit will be provided.

During her term in the House representing PA-13, Democrat Marjorie Margolies co-sponsored and fought for passage of legislation that is just as relevant today as when she served: the Family and Medical Leave Act, the ban on assault weapons, and increased federal funding for women’s health care. Marjorie cast the deciding vote for the Clinton budget in 1993, which, though costing her re- election, laid the groundwork for the largest expansion of our nation’s economy since World War II.

Marjorie is the President of Women’s Campaign International (WCI), a group that provides advocacy training for women throughout the world. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a CBS News Foundation Fellow at Columbia University, Marjorie began her career as a television journalist at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. She was a contributing correspondent to the Today Show, Sunday Today, A Closer Look, CNBC, and Real Life with Jane Pauley. Marjorie’s reporting has won numerous awards including five Emmys.

Contact : Katie at 301-787-7428 or by email Katie@Marjorie2014.com

Marjorie2014.com

Internship Opportunity: Kevin Strouse for Congress March 31st, 2014

The Kevin Strouse for Congress Campaign is looking for young people to play a roll in one of the most competitive congressional races in Pennsylvania. Positions are available for part time interns (8-20 hours/week) and full time fellows (30-40 hours/week) in our Bristol office. Interns and fellows are a critical component to running an effective campaign. Opportunities include:

  • Receiving effective training in core campaign and organizing skills
  • Building capacity to expand all programs throughout the phases of the campaign: capacity 
building, base engagement, voter contact and turn out
  • On-going professional development


Program Dates and Details

April 1st – June 1st (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

June 1st – August 15th (Applications due May 15th)

August 18 – November 5th (Applications due August 4th)

The Bristol Headquarters Internship/Fellowship will focus on capacity expansion through volunteer recruitment and development, data management and voter contact.


How Do I Apply?

Please send a resume and cover letter directly to Liz.pennsylvania8@gmail.com

Internship Opportunity: Allyson Schwartz Communications Intern March 31st, 2014

Position Title: Communications Intern
Position Dates: Flexible; at least three month commitment Start Date: ASAP/spring semester

Team Schwartz is looking for exceptional college seniors or recent graduates interested in politics and majoring in communications, political science, or a related area for a communications internship.

Interns will work directly with the communications and research staff, and will support the campaign’s day-to-day press operations. Tasks will be assigned based on students’ backgrounds and interests when possible.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, tech-savvy, committed to Democratic causes, strong writers/researchers, and able to work effectively in a fast- paced environment.

All candidates must be able to commit to a regular schedule of at least 15 hours per week. We will work with students seeking school credit to ensure that requirements are met.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should email a résumé, cover letter, and short writing sample to Lauren Soltani at lauren@allysonschwartz.com.

Pennsylvania for Allyson prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Campaign Opportunity: North Carolina Coordinated Campaign March 31st, 2014

Job Description
The North Carolina Coordinated Campaign is hiring top-quality Field Organizers for its campaign for nationally and state targeted races including Senator Kay Hagan, the state legislature, competitive Congressional races, and more. 
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Building and managing volunteer canvasses and call centers
  • Reaching volunteer recruitment goals
  • Planning and managing surrogate events
  • Reaching supporter identification goals
  • Persuading voters to support our candidates
  • Getting out the vote in your area
  • Training volunteers one on one and in group trainings
  • Outreach out to constituency groups, democratic clubs and organizations

Required Skills:

  • Experience working for or volunteering on political campaigns.
  • Enthusiasm for Democratic politics.
  • Great time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to train and instruct volunteers.
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
  • Strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, managing teams, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to meet strategic goals and work effectively with regional and local leaders.
  • Enjoys working with varied members of the general public.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Any interested applicants can submit their resumes to emedina@forwardnc.com

Immigration Action Week February 21st, 2014

Penn Democrats is joining with Penn for Immigrant Rights to bring you Immigration Action Week! Here’s the full schedule:

Monday, February 24: Discussion with Ed Rendell

8:00 PM, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall 107

Tuesday, February 25: Screening of  ”Inside the Immigrant Worker Experience: Made in L.A.” documentary.

7:00 PM Huntsman Hall (room TBD)

Wednesday, February 26: Panel with Immigration Policy Experts

8:00 PM, Huntsman Hall G60

Thursday, February 27: Panel on Immigration and Health

7:00 PM, Huntsman Hall (room TBD)

Friday, February 28: Identity Demonstration

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, College Green

More details can be found on each event’s Facebook page, we can’t wait to see you all there!

Speaker Series: Communications Director Desiree Peterkin Bell January 29th, 2014

Tuesday, February 4

She’s worked with Michael Bloomberg and Cory Booker. She’s served as Obama for America’s senior advisor in Pennsylvania. Now, she is both the Communications Director and and the City Representative for Mayor Nutter. With such an impressive resume, Desiree Peterkin Bell is someone you don’t want to miss. Join us Tuesday as she speaks to Dems about her political experiences.

Internship Opportunity: Allyson Schwartz January 20th, 2014

Organization: Pennsylvania for Allyson
Category: Communications/Political

Position Title: Communications Intern
Position Dates: Flexible; at least three month commitment

Start Date: ASAP

Team Schwartz is looking for an exceptional undergraduate student interested in politics and majoring in communications, political science, or a related area to fill one opening for an unpaid communications intern. Recent graduates will also be considered.

The intern will work directly with the communications and research team, and can expect to perform a variety of tasks, including assisting with press clips, news monitoring, and general administrative support as needed. Other tasks will be assigned based on the student’s experience and interests.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will be mature, highly motivated, tech-savvy, committed to Democratic causes, strong writers/researchers, and able to demonstrate knowledge of the political process.

All candidates must be able to commit to a regular schedule of at least 15 hours per week. We will work with students seeking school credit to ensure that requirements are met.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a résumé to Lauren Soltani at lauren@allysonschwartz.com. Cover letters are welcome but not required. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

Pennsylvania for Allyson prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Internship Opportunity: Dr. Valerie Arkoosh December 25th, 2013

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, a patient advocate, health care expert and Penn professor, is running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 13th District. This is a top tier, highly competitive race and the campaign is seeking finance interns for the spring. Interns will work directly with campaign finance staff. Learn more about her campaign here.

Internships are based in Jenkintown and are unpaid. There may be opportunities for upward mobility for the right applicants.

Responsibilities: Data entry, database management, research, and other projects as assigned by finance staff

Qualifications: Strong commitment to Democratic politics, a willingness to learn, and good personal and written communication skills

To apply, please send resume and dates and times of availability to Ellen Sun, Finance Director ellen@valarkoosh.com

Coming Up: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams at Penn! November 3rd, 2013

Tuesday, November 12th @ 7PM, Huntsman Hall F85

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will be coming to Penn on November 12!

Seth Williams serves as the current District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia, the first African American to ever serve in that role. After 10 years as an Assistant District Attorney, Williams was elected District Attorney with 75% of the vote. Previously, Williams has served as the city’s Inspector General and Assistant Chief of the Municipal Court.

During his time as District Attorney, Williams has prosecuted several high profile cases, including the Kermit Gosnell abortion clinic trial. In 2011, Williams became “the first U.S. prosecutor to charge a church official for endangering children whom the Roman Catholic Church was supposed to protect by shuffling pedophile priests to different parishes where they could find fresh prey”, as one commentator put it, in the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia.

This is is a talk you won’t want to miss!

Coming Up: Admiral Joe Sestak at Penn November 3rd, 2013

Wednesday, November 6th @ 6:15PM in Huntsman Hall F85.

Admiral Joe Sestak served as the Director of Defense Policy for the Clinton White House’s National Security Council, as a 3-star admiral in the US Navy, responsible for post-9/11 counterterrorism policy, and as a U.S. Congressman.

Admiral Sestak is now expected to run to become Pennsylvania’s next U.S. Senator and will be at Penn on November 6th! Come hear Admiral Sestak discuss his incredible career and his plans to run for Senate!

Extended Bio:

“Former 3-star Admiral Joe Sestak is an experienced, independent leader who served in the Navy for 31 years and then as the highest ranking military officer ever elected to Congress when he represented Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District from 2007-2010, during which the National Journal identified him as “at the ideological center of the House.” He commanded an aircraft carrier battle group that conducted combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq with 30 U.S. and allied ships and more than 15,000 sailors and 100 aircraft. Joe served as President Clinton’s Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council in the White House, the first Director of the Navy’s anti-terrorism unit (Deep Blue) after 9/11, and the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations responsible for the Navy’s five year $350 billion warfare requirements.

Joe ran for U.S. Senate in 2010, bucking the entire Democratic Party leadership because he believed Pennsylvanians deserved a leader who would always put their interests first, ahead of party. Against all odds, he overcame a 40 point deficit to win the nomination over a 30-year incumbent, Senator Specter. After the primary, Joe continued to run as the candidate with a pragmatic, independent approach in a Senate election decided by only two points in a year where the party lost the Pennsylvania governor’s race and five Congressional seats by an average of 11 points – all despite being outspent more than any other Senate or Governor’s race (except one) in America that year.”