Friday, April 11, 2014

Internship with Jason Ritchie for Congress

Jason Ritchie is the Democrat running in Washington State's 8th Congressional District, which includes parts of King, Pierce, Kittitas, Douglas, and Chelan Counties.

The Jason Ritchie for Congress campaign is seeking motivated and talented people to be Campaign Interns on a rolling basis between April and the election November 4th. Course credit may be available with approval from the university, and in district living quarters may be provided.

This internship is an opportunity to learn hands-on about the many aspects of a political campaign out on the campaign trail. Schedule is flexible, some weekends required. Training will be provided for all aspects of your work and interns will be supervised by the Campaign Manager (Conor Bronsdon) though other senior staff may assist in training. Minimum hours are 15-20 hours a week.  Full time work is an option. Main office is located in Issaquah however satellite work is available for those in Seattle or elsewhere.

There are three categories of campaign interns being sought by the campaign, though interns may move between categories as needed. Their duties include:

Finance Interns
  • Donor research
  • Database management
  • Participating in and staffing the candidate during fundraising call time
  • Assisting in the organization of fundraising events
  • Supporting the Finance Director/Finance Consultant
 Field Interns  
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers
  • Organizing phone bank shifts and doorbell days        
  • Database management
  • Participating in phone calling/door belling and talking with voters about important issues
Political Communication Interns
  • Policy research and writing policy briefs    
  • Drafting press releases and participating in press outreach
  • Conducting social media activities and outreach  
  • Assisting in the organization of political events
  • Supporting the candidate and senior staff 

Interns should possess a strong work ethic, the ability to interact comfortably with the public, and close attention to detail. Interest in public service, politics, and community issues is a plus.

Contact Information:

If you are interested in an Internship position with Jason Ritchie’s campaign, please email résumés to Conor Bronsdon (Campaign Manager) at