Monday, June 30, 2014

Internship with Cyrus Habib for State Senate

The Friends of Cyrus campaign is looking to bring on interns to help staff Cyrus Habib’s campaign for State Senate!

What: Representative Cyrus Habib is running for the open Senate Seat in the 48th District and his campaign is offering internships for undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about campaigning, politics, and Washington State government.

When: The internship would start Monday, July 9th (or as soon as possible), and would continue through the November election, ending on November 5th.  The position would require between 15 and 25 hours per week, the schedule is negotiable depending on the needs of the student, but a firm commitment is necessary.

Where: The campaign office is located in Redmond, but campaign activities take place all around the 48th District which includes Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point and parts of Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland.

Compensation: The internship is unpaid, but can fulfill class credit, service learning, or volunteer requirements subject to University approval.

About the Candidate:
Cyrus Habib was elected State Representative, Position 2, in the 48th District in 2012. He is a practicing attorney at Perkins Coie, the largest private law firm in the region, as well as an associate law professor at Seattle University law school where he teaches several courses.

The ideal intern would…
·         Be politically-minded and interested in politics or government.
·         Possess excellent organizational skills.
·         Have good interpersonal skills, and feel comfortable talking to constituents as well as Representatives and Senators.
·         Have a respect for formality, and possess an understanding of appropriate professional dress and behavior.
·         Be willing to take on any task that needs doing, and be able to work with a team, or alone with minimal supervision.
·         Have access to a car and laptop (not required but strongly preferred).

 The job would entail…
·         Knocking on doors with the candidate and volunteers, talking to constituents about the candidate and the election.
·         Some data-entry and administrative tasks.
·         Staffing the campaign office, answering phones and receiving visitors, staff, consultants etc.
·         Attending District events like parades, LD meetings, etc.

 Benefits to the intern include…
·         Real experience in how a campaign is run— the various communication, fundraising, and field tactics that are used during a typical campaign.
·         Networking with local government officials, community organizers, and State Reps and Senators.
·         A resume build, and a recommendation from both the campaign manager and the candidate at the close of the internship.

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If interested please send the following information to addressed to the campaign manager.

·         Resume
·         Cover Letter- detail your academic interests, why you want to work on a campaign, and a tentative availability from July to November (if interested in just a summer position please indicate that, it will not affect the chance of being brought on)