Thursday, April 2, 2015

Internship Position with ReElect Jean Godden

Jean Godden serves on the Seattle City Council. She is running for re-election in District 4 which encompasses the University of Washington and surrounding areas.  She is running to finish the work she started on the Council to achieve true gender equity, sustain Seattle’s vibrant neighborhoods and provide accessible, fair transportation. She is in search of motivated and energetic interns to help continue the fight!

Interns who demonstrate passion and perform at a rigorous pace will gain increased responsibility, and consequently, be sufficiently experienced to hold staff positions on all levels of political campaigns.

Interns will be involved in the following duties:
        Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers
        Volunteer data management
        Donor research  
        Developing and staffing fundraising events
        Direct voter contact and persuasion
        Utilizing and mastering Votebuilder, a program used by all major Democratic campaigns as a canvassing and campaign management tool
        Utilizing and mastering NGP, a program used by all major Democratic campaigns as a political finance and donor research too

        Strong academic record in any field of study.
        Must be well-organized, flexible, able to work well with others, and capable of multitasking while prioritizing projects.
        Excellent communication skills
        Must be able to work independently while following detailed instructions.
        Proficiency in MS Office.
        Knowledge of and passion for local city politics preferred.

Working on a local campaign gives invaluable experience and insight into the inner workings of our government. It will teach the skills required to hold positions on larger campaigns and it  is great to have on a resume – the 2016 presidential campaigns will be in search of employees with campaign experience!  The internship is unpaid but eligible for credit. Work hours are flexible and will be available between April 1, 2015 and November 3, 2015

Applicants can contact Per-Olaf Swanson via email at