Internships

The College Democrats of Maryland are proud to serve as a resource for political opportunities! Check out the list of internships, jobs, and other  opportunities below!

If your campaign or organization would like to post an internship, job, or other opportunity, email us at Internships@MDCollegeDems.org

Ben Jealous for Governor Fellowship 

We are currently seeking applicants for a statewide 9-week fellowship. Fellows will be able to work in all areas of the campaign, including but not limited to communications, college organizing, digital and press, organizational building, grassroots fundraising, and issue-based organizing. We will also work with your college to ensure that the fellowship counts for college credit.
To apply, please complete this form,  https://tinyurl.com/benjealous, then send a resume to marylandblueleads@gmail.com. Once accepted, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

House of Delegates 35A (Cecil County) Jobeth R. Bowers

Position Available: Field coordinator, communications coordinator

Brief Description of the Candidate & Vision: Candidate is a 37 year old
attorney who runs a growing law practice in Elkton Maryland. Father of
two young children, Bowers seeks to work with county officials to bring
coordinated solutions to the opioid epidemic in Cecil County, bolster
targeted economic development, and support our education system K-12 up
through our community college to ensure that we’re adequately preparing
the future workforce for the jobs we will continue to create in the
county.
Brief Description of Qualifications & Duties for Potential Interns: Entry
level with interest in field and/or social media communications and
event coordination.
Information About How to Apply for the Internship: send statement of
interest and resume(if applicable) to info@bowersforcecil.com

Ben Jealous Finance Fellow

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The Ben Jealous Campaign for Governor of Maryland is seeking finance fellows beginning immediately at our Silver Spring, MD headquarters. The finance fellow will report directly to the Senior Finance Associate. The finance fellow will provide support to the finance team in running an aggressive statewide and national fundraising operation. This is a unique opportunity to work on a highly competitive 2018 race.
QUALIFICATIONS:

·     Availability of 10+ hours per week

·     Proficiency in Microsoft Office

·     Excellent organizational and time management skills

·     Enthusiasm and interest in politics and the Democratic Party.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

·     Assist in generating acknowledgements

·     Complete donor research on current and prospective donors

·     Update current and prospective donor profiles in database

·     Assist in staffing various fundraising events throughout the DMV area

·     Provide general staff support to the Finance Department

·     Provide occasional organizational support across the campaign

In order to apply, please send a resume to april@benjealous.com with the subject line “Finance Fellow Position”.

Research Assistant for State Delegate Brooke Lierman

Delegate Brooke Lierman is hiring a part-time intern to help with researching and drafting legislation for the fall 2018 semester. Delegate Lierman is a progressive woman delegate representing District 46 (Baltimore City). She is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Joint Committee to End Homelessness. For more information about her, visit http://www.brookelierman.com.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Term: 8-10 hours per week, remotely with some in-person meetings.

Qualifications:

• Excellent listener and able to take direction and ask questions
• Superior research and writing skills, as evidenced by previous work or class experience
• Competency in navigating Maryland General Assembly website and other research websites and ability to research prior legislative bills
• An interest in Baltimore, in transportation, housing, social justice, and education

The research intern will report directly to the Delegate and will research ideas for legislation from around the country, hold conversations with advocates and experts, as well as Delegate Lierman, and draft memos and organize background information for potential 2019 legislation. A stipend of $500 is available. Delegate Lierman also hires interns for internships during the General Assembly in Annapolis ($800 stipend for two days of work per week for 90 days), and this Research Assistant will be eligible to continue working through session if interested.

Interested applicants should immediately email a resume, short statement of interest, and brief writing sample to brooke.lierman@house.state.md.us as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled.

Tracie Hovermale

Candidate for State Delegate in MD District 33

Positions: Field coordinator, fundraising coordinator, communications coordinator, volunteer coordinator.
District 33 has 3 State Delegate seats that are currently held by 3 very far-right gentlemen that are not representing the interests of the 37,000 Democrats and 23,000 Unaffiliated voters in our district.  I am a lifelong Democrat and resident of Anne Arundel County and entered this race because I feel that we should provide the foundation and framework for all people to reach their full potential and succeed in our society.  We must promote policy that strengthens public schools, hastens the transition to clean renewable energy, supports working families, ensures women have access to a full range of reproductive health care, and addresses the gun violence crisis.  We must bring ethics, transparency and trust to government and hold all public officials to the highest standard.
As a first time candidate I am looking for interns that can bring energy, excitement and commitment to progress.  District 33 has been identified as likely flippable but we need your help.  At this point, I’m not able to compensate interns but we can provide housing.  We are 11 miles from the State House in Annapolis.
If interested, please contact us by email – HovermaleForDelegate@gmail.com or phone 410-279-7872.

Karen Simpson, Maryland State Delegate, District 31B

Internship Positions Available:Karen’s campaign is organized into committees. Interns can serve on as many committees as they would like. Internship positions are available on the following committees:

  • Canvassing Committee

  • Phonebanking Committee

  • Community Scheduling Committee

  • Fundraising Committee

  • Election Committee

  • Sign Committee

Additionally, an intern may also serve as our volunteer coordinator, who would be responsible for recruiting new volunteers and assigning volunteers to committees.

Description of Candidate & Vision:

Karen is a longtime public servant who is running a very grassroots campaign to bring positive changes to Maryland politics. A domestic violence and rape survivor, Karen will continue to champion women and children’s issues when elected. Karen’s other priorities include providing quality, affordable healthcare for all Marylanders and protecting our air and water.

Description of Qualifications & Duties for Potential Interns:

No previous political experience is required; all majors welcome. We are looking for someone enthusiastic about working in politics and helping to bring change to our district. Duties will depend on committee assignment; candidates should indicate which committee they prefer in their cover letter.

Information About How to Apply for the Internship:

Email a resume and a cover letter detailing the position you are interested in and why to karen4maryland@gmail.com.

Allison Berkowitz for Delegate

The Allison Berkowitz for Delegate campaign is seeking interns. Allison Berkowitz is a social worker and teacher running to represent District 7 in the Maryland House of Delegates.

In addition to learning how a campaign works and providing general assistance to the Campaign Manager and Candidate, interns can expect to gain valuable experience in:

-Social Media/Email & Digital Marketing
-Fundraising

-Field Organizing

-Volunteer Outreach
-Campaign and Voter Databases
Qualifications
-Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Strong attention to detail
-Affinity (or tolerance) for far too many Leslie Knope gifs
Interns should commit to 10-15 hours per week, but hours are flexible. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a short statement of interest to samantha@allisonfordelegate.com.

Katie Fry Hester- State Senate District 9

Internship Position(s) Available: Field Organizers

Brief Description of the Candidate & Vision

Katie currently lives in Ellicott City with her husband Bill and two daughters.  She has a degree from Cornell University in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, a top ten program in the U.S. During my professional career, Katie has always been a mediator and problem solver. She has worked for SustainAbility, a consultancy focused on corporate responsibility, and most recently, was the Americas Director of The Partnering Initiative. In her work, she has helped develop local agricultural markets, helped government agencies create jobs, advised companies on engaging key stakeholders, and trained hundreds of people in partnership building.

Vision-

Ensuring quality healthcare is available to everyone

Keeping kids first by securing increased education funding

Creating incentives and opportunities to attract new businesses

Designing solutions to remove politics from the redistricting process

Brief Description of Qualifications & Duties for Potential Interns

Basic Position Overview- The field director is in charge of making sure the campaign gets its message out through direct voter contact. Their main responsibility is to develop a comprehensive plan that includes door knocking and phoning in order to ID voters and persuade them about the candidate.

Specific Repsolities Include:  cut turf, call volunteers to confirm and schedule for canvass, managing phonebanks, training volunteers, door knocking when possible, creating walk and lit packets, delivering yard signs, data entry when necessary, attending local mtgs of democratic groups + churches that are political active to recruit vols.

Qualifications-The field director needs to be highly organized, energetic, capable of motivating and managing staff and volunteers and able to manage large quantities of data.

Information About How to Apply for the Internship

To apply for the Internship please contact mlyn1@umbc.edu with the subject “Hester Campaign Internship” with an attached resume and cover letter