Local Democrats To Hold Fall Internship Program That Will Make A Difference

If you have progressive values and are looking for a fall internship that will make a difference, have we got a deal for you! The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2021 Internship Program. The internship is a substantive program designed for high school, college, and graduate students seeking an opportunity to become deeply engaged in the political process.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that helps mobilize voters and activists in one of the most widely-watched Congressional districts in the country, featuring battle-tested member of the US House of Representatives Brad Schneider. Now is a unique time to complete a political internship as we transition from the 2020 elections and prepare for supporting and electing Democrats in 2022.

Tenth Dems interns have staffed issue forums and virtual events for elected officials and candidates up and down the ballot, worked on campaigns, and conducted research. Tenth Dems interns were very active during the 2020 election cycle, including helping in legislative races, at the county board level, with countywide candidates, and in turning out the vote for Democrats running for the US House of Representatives and the White House. Interns may choose to complete general internships or specialize in areas such as media, technology, volunteer management, and political outreach.

(Note: photo taken before March 2020)

Internships are unpaid, educational positions; however, academic credit is often available.

“This is an opportunity to learn about a grassroots political organization and to develop important skills,” said former State Representative Lauren Beth Gash, Founding Chair of Tenth Dems. “Many of our interns have gone on to law school or other graduate programs, paid political positions with local campaigns, or jobs in Springfield, in Washington or with national not-for-profit organizations.”

Acceptance into the program is selective, competitive, and contingent upon a virtual interview. Residence in the 10th District isn’t required. Applicants must have an interest in electing Democrats and generally devote a minimum of 8 hours per week to the internship during the fall (16 hours during the summer).

Fall internships will be conducted remotely, although in-person opportunities (for those comfortable with them) will be available. Applicants should submit a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the program, along with a resume summarizing their educational background and activities. Neither need be formal.

To apply or request more information, email us at info@tenthdems.org. You can also follow us on Twitter (@tenthdems) and Facebook (facebook.com/TenthDems).

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