With only about a month until the end of the semester, the Politics Department has been inundated with possible experiential opportunities for students to engage in during their summer break!

Here’s just a sampling:

Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee, Summer Internship
The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee is seeking college students and recent graduates for summer internships with the Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention. Charlotte in 2012, the Convention Host Committee, will tell the story of Charlotte as the world focuses on the region during the Convention when over 15,000 representatives from the media, 6,000 delegates and thousands of elected officials and dignitaries attend the Democratic National Convention.

Follow the link for more information and for how to apply: http://charlottein2012.com/images/Summer_Internship_Annoucement_FINAL.pdf

Congressional Campaign Opportunity
Kathryn Boockvar, a Democrat and attorney running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, is seeking staff and interns for the 2012 race. The campaign team is looking for students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining experience on the campaign trail. This would be a great opportunity to get a career started in politics or build upon existing experience.

The campaign is looking for:

-Field Organizers/Field Interns who build support for the candidate through: volunteer recruitment, voter contact, and visibility.
-Finance Interns who assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events, preparing mass mailings, and conducting donor & database research.

For more information, please check out the campaign website: http://www.boockvar.com/

Interested students should send a resume, one-page cover letter, and contact information for two references to Sam Rhodes at rhodes.samuel@gmail.com

Summer Internship with MetLife Camp Hill Office
MetLife is looking to fill at least one and maybe two PAID summer internships at their Camp Hill office. The ideal candidate will be a member of the class of 2013. Interested students can email their resume to Cindy Leonard — cleonard1@metlife.com or call 717-724-4340.

Political Journalism Internship with PoliticsPA
Pennsylvania’s longest-running political news website, is offering the chance for students to gain first-hand experience contributing to coverage of Pennsylvania politics.With the upcoming national election, this summer will be an exciting time to be covering political news: politicalcandidates are sure to visit; both parties are beginning to wrangle with newly redistricted legislative and congressional maps; and a number of federal races are heating up.

Interns will have the chance to gain journalism experience and a stronger understanding of Pennsylvania politics. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to build a portfolio with published political writing.The summer internship position is flexible, and applicants are welcome from all parts of PA.

Intern duties include:
• Monitoring press releases, area news outlets, and political blogs for relevant source material.
• Covering political and government events.
• Conducting other research, including taking transcripts.
• Writing news stories.

Requirements:
• Applicants must have strong writing skills.
• Applicants must have working knowledge of Pennsylvania politics.
• Applicants must possess strong research skills.
• A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week, with specific times contingent upon news events.

The strongest applicants will have a background in politics or journalism. Positions are unpaid.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and a brief (1-2 page) writing sample to keegan@politicspa.com. Email Keegan Gibson keegan@politicspa.com with any questions.

Please check your email for more exciting opportunities!
*** The Department of Politics does not endorse any political party or candidate.

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