Become an intern

INTERNSHIPS AT THE WASHINGTON STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OFFICE IN SEATTLE

The Washington State Democrats are looking for interns!

For the months of September through May, these internships are offered on a rolling, first-come-first-serve basis. Due to the high number of applications for summer internships, applications for the months of June through August will only be accepted through the end of April, with the application process to be conducted in May.

These are unpaid positions; interns may be able to earn class credit for completing the internship. The exact start date, end date, duration, and hours of availability are flexible depending on the needs of the intern. A minimum of two days and 10 hours per week is expected. Interns do not necessarily have to be studying politics, and students in different courses of study are encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this internship and in which department you are interested in working. Also include a one page resume and list three references. (If you are applying for the Communications Internship, you must submit a 250 word writing sample.)

Organization: Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC)
Contact: Greg Haffner, Party Affairs Manager
Physical Address: 615 - 2nd Ave., Suite 580, Seattle, WA 98194
Mailing Address: PO Box 4027, Seattle, WA 98194
Phone: (206) 583-0664
Fax: (206) 583-0301
E-mail: greg@wa-democrats.org
Office Hours: 9am - 6pm

Internships with the Washington State Democrats will focus on one or more of the following departments.

DEVELOPMENT
(event planning, fundraising)
Event planning: help plan and run State Party events, including organizational meetings and fundraising events.

Fundraising: Research and correspond with donors and elected officials, communicate with party leaders and volunteers, maintain party donor database

NEW MEDIA
(graphic design, online communications, video)

Graphic design: create graphics for State Party online and print publications.

Online communication: write content for our website, use website tools and some HTML to update website content, compile news clips, maintain or manage presence on social networking sites. Previous website work or knowledge of HTML is helpful but not required.

Video: contribute significantly to all stages in the creation of videos, work with New Media Director on video ideas, shoot video footage, edit videos. Video production equipment and software preferred.

TECHNOLOGY
(campaign and data training, hardware/software support, server management)

Campaign and Data training: help use the State Party's tools in their race, including identifying potential voters.

Hardware/Software support: update and maintain the office computers and equipment.

Server management: help manage and configure office servers.