- Employer: Joe Sestak
- Type of Position: Internship
- Industry: Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications
- Location: , VA
- Salary Range:
Intern with former Navy admiral and congressman Joe Sestak
Interns will be assigned to specific projects of well-defined categories that are include, but are not limited to:
Policy research: Develop a broad research plan on a topic, then, utilizing resources such as non-partisan policy institutes and academic journals, examine, analyze and identify salient facts that are needed to support a specific op-ed, policy paper, or speech. Researchers will have to employ their own ingenuity and creativity to apply found facts in an innovative way.
Data management: Learn the latest of various advanced database and data management software. Interns will be tasked with maintaining systems related to donor, supporter, and communications management, as well as learning the latest techniques and technologies employed by the most cutting-edge of political campaigns and private corporations.
Communications: Produce communications of substantive creative and policy scope, from blog posts and press releases, to op-eds and speeches. Interns will gain knowledge of the various standards and requirements of each medium, as well as learn and employ techniques to maximize media impact.
Interns are given specific instructions on each assignment, and appropriately guided throughout the process. Work is continuously reviewed, as it is accomplished through a shared virtual server or collaboration software. Regular phone meetings are scheduled to supplement cnstant electronic exchange and communication, as well as virtual video meetings, depending on the project. Interns are expected to turn in assignments on time, but consideration of a students’ semester schedule is given when assigning due dates.
Required Education and Experience:
Applicants should be dedicated individuals who are bright and have a passion to achieve. Interns with diverse majors are welcomed and desired to apply, from engineering and political science to mathematics to communications, and should draw upon a strong background of analytical and qualitative skills in order to accomplish assignments. No prior political experience is required, as interns will gain comprehensive knowledge of the inner machinations of policy and politics and a deeper understanding of the issues that face our country today. Microsoft Office fluency is a must, as well as online research skills.