If you have progressive values and are looking for a spring or summer internship that will make a difference, have we got a deal for you!
The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is accepting applications for spring and summer internships. Several of our interns have gone on to internships in Washington, to college majors in political science or law, or to paid political and nonprofit positions locally and in Washington.
Interns may do research, walk door-to-door with candidates, work in campaign offices, staff events and issue forums, and get to meet many political figures. In the past, they’ve helped at Tenth Dems events featuring former Presidential nominee George McGovern, as well as Presidential hopefuls Senators Evan Bayh of Indiana, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Howard Dean of Vermont, and Illinois’ Barack Obama.
Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that helps elect Democrats to all levels of political office throughout the 10th Congressional District. The organization has had more than 2,000 volunteers helping Democratic candidates.
The 10th Congressional District includes all of the North Shore from Wilmette through Waukegan and extends as far west as Libertyville, Vernon Hills, and Buffalo Grove in Lake County, and Wheeling, Arlington Heights and Palatine in Cook.
Applicants should be high school juniors or seniors, college students, or graduate or law students with a desire to help the Democratic Party. Computer skills are desired. Spring interns are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week, and summer interns should commit to 20. We are looking especially for interns with Web administration and/or data skills.
Course credit is available with cooperating high schools and colleges. Acceptance into the Internship Program is selective and contingent upon an interview. Applicants are asked to submit a brief paragraph explaining why they want this internship, and a resume of their educational background and activities. Neither need be formal.
For more information on the Intern Program, or to apply, contact Lauren Beth Gash, Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).
Read more about the internship in Tenth News, Tenth Dems’ newsletter: