Intern with former Navy Admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak

Former Navy Admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak is accepting applicants for either in-place (e.g., campaign headquarters) or telecommuting internship position on his U.S. Senate Campaign. The internships are for the summer or, if desired, at any time now, and are unpaid.

Qualifications

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 key, and online research skills are helpful.

Responsibilities

Interns will be assigned to specific projects of well-defined categories that include, but are not limited to:

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.

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.

Expectations

Interns are given specific instructions on each assignment, and appropriately guided throughout the process. Work is continuously reviewed, either in-person or it is accomplished through a shared virtual server or collaboration software. In person or  phone meetings are scheduled to supplement in place or constant electronic exchange and communication, often involving collaborative meetings, depending on the project.

Applicants should send their resume to Robert Monsour (contact information listed below).

 

Robert Monsour

robert.monsour@joesestak.com

412-335-8166

Date Posted February 16, 2015