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Local Democrats Accepting Fall 2018 Internship Applications

The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2018 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 interest groups in one of the most widely watched and intensely contested Congressional districts in the country.

This is the ideal time to complete a political internship as the 2018 midterm election approaches. Assignments include staffing of events and issue forums, door-to-door canvassing with candidates, working in campaign offices, and conducting research. In the past, Tenth Dems interns have staffed events for candidates and elected officials up and down the ballot, including then Senator, now former President Barack Obama, and Senator Dick Durbin, among others. Tenth Dems has also held events featuring Let America Vote founder Jason Kander and former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks. Interns may also choose to complete specialized assignments in new media, IT management, and political outreach.

Internships are unpaid, educational positions; however, course credit is available from some high schools and colleges.
“This is an opportunity to learn about a grassroots political organization and to develop important skills,” said former State Representative Lauren Beth Gash, a Tenth Dems leader. “Many of our interns have gone on to law school or other graduate programs, as well as paid political positions with local campaigns, and jobs in Springfield, Washington, and with national not-for-profit organizations.”

Acceptance into the program is selective, competitive, and contingent upon an interview. Applicants do not need to reside in the 10th District; however, applicants must have an interest in electing Democrats, be able to travel to our offices, and devote a minimum of eight hours per week to the internship during the school year. 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 for more information, email us at, or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683). You can also “like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@tenthdems).

Get your sign…stand up to hate


So many are disgusted with what they’ve seen and heard lately. One way people have rejected this negativity is by displaying a “Hate Has No Home Here” sign. Tenth Dems has signs available for purchase. They are $10 per sign or free to new members who sign up at the $100 level or above. They are only $5 per sign if picked up from the Highland Park Democratic Headquarters.

Click here to order your signs!!!

Let us know if you’re interested in a sign–click here, call 847-266-VOTE (8683), or email

Canvassing for Democratic State Candidates Mary Mahady and Trisha Zubert

When:  Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: 36 Fairfax Rd, Fox Lake

What: A canvass to knock on doors and enter data in support of Mary Mahady (Democratic candidate for State Senator of the 32nd District) and Trisha Zubert (Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 64th District).  There will be two shifts available: 1) 10am to 12pm or 2) 12pm to 2pm. Training is also available for those new to door-knocking. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your shift.

For additional information or to RSVP, email Rudy Perez at

Money in Politics: Its Impact on Gun Safety Policy

When:  Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:30pm

Where:  Gorton Community Center,  400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest

What: In the wake of the mass shootings and student marches advocating change, the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest Lake Bluff invites you to hear a highly distinguished panel for its program “Money in Politics: It’s Impact on Gun Safety Policy.”  Featured speakers include U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10), as well as Lake Forest High School student Elizabeth Porter.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

For additional information contact Elizabeth J. Guscott-Mueller at 847-735-9521.