Job and Internship Opportunities

Student Opportunities:

This section of the Politics Newsletter highlights some of the many opportunities the Politics department receives. Contact information is provided in each posting.  Please use that information to follow up. Also always remember to be pro-active and look beyond these postings for the opportunities that are best for you and match your passions – they are out there! Fall 2014 Apprentice Program

WHO? is looking for outstanding individuals that are interested in exploring policy issues impacting the technology sector.

WHAT? This is an exciting opportunity for young leaders to develop their research and communication skills while gaining an in-depth understanding of the technology sector. is offering a part-time (15 hr/week) apprenticeship program for Fall 2014. Apprentices, who are based in either New York or San Francisco, will be introduced to the world of tech and the policy issues that touch it. Throughout the fall, apprentices will work on a team-based research project aimed at understanding how members want to engage with us as well as level of interest/engagement in current policy issues.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Conduct 1:1 interviews with current members

·       Record and analyze interview data

·       Write research memos

·       Attend tech-related networking events

·       Produce written report detailing findings

·       Present findings to staff


Excellent writing and verbal skills

Highly detail-oriented

Has training in qualitative or quantitative research methods

Who works well in a fast-paced environment and is able to multi-task without sacrificing quality of work

Who is able to effectively represent, its team, and its partner organizations with enthusiasm and professionalism 

Compensation: This is a paid internship. Apprentices will receive a stipend of $550/month.

Internship perks include:

Weekly meetings with staff to discuss current political issues

Face-to-face meetings with influential tech professionals

Professional development coaching in leadership development, networking skills, pitch practice, policy analysis, and qualitative research methods

Developing in-depth knowledge about the tech and policy space 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resumé to with the subject line


Deadlines: Applications are considered immediately and on a rolling basis. The first round of interviews will begin August 2014.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

If interested, please contact Allison Maggy at

PowerPAC+ Fall Internship

WHO? We're seeking a Fall intern for our San Francisco office to promote our candidates, issues and events. This internship is ideal for someone who's interested in politics and is interested in building skills in Digital Media including blogging, social media writing, video editing and graphic design.

WHAT? PowerPAC+ is a political action committee and national network that builds the political power of America's multiracial majority.

The application is on a rolling basis. Here's a link to the internship description and application requirements:

Please contact Amy Chen at with any questions.

Office of Supervisor London Breed Fall Internship

WHO? Students who are available during the Fall semester, from September through December, and are interested in gaining professional experience in government policy at City Hall.

WHAT? This September, there will be internships available to work in Supervisor Breed's Office. Please visit here for more information about the internship, as well as how to apply.

Taking applications now for fall internships

September, 2014 – December, 2014 (Dates & Schedule Flexible)

Please contact Legislative Aide Juan Cerda
(415) 554-7630

District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim Fall Internship

(Application Deadline: August 29, 2014)

WHAT? District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim’s internship program provides a unique opportunity to participate in the daily operations of the City and County of San Francisco.  Elected in 2010, Supervisor Kim serves one of the most dynamic and diverse districts in San Francisco, encompassing the Tenderloin, South of Market, North Mission, Civic Center, South Beach, Mission Bay, Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island and Downtown neighborhoods. This year, Supervisor Kim is Vice-Chair of the Land Use and Economic Development Committee and Chair of the Joint City and School District Select Committee.

WHO? Our office is dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate student interns a hands-on, substantive learning opportunity regarding city-wide democratic principles and processes. Applicants who are well-organized, able to take initiative, follow instructions, detail-oriented, able to communicate effectively with others, and think critically are highly valued in the District 6 office. District 6 residents, people of color, women, disabled individuals, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internship Responsibilities: 

Work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Assist staff on Committee issues and with official staff duties

Perform research both online and on-the-ground, including legislative, policy, and legal issues

  • Interact with constituents via telephone/in-person, including responding to constituent requests
  • Attend Committee, City government, and community meetings and events on behalf of the office
  • Conduct outreach to neighborhood groups, community leaders, and constituents
  • Interact with various City and Community-Based Organizations
  • Data entry and other needed office tasks

Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • Effective and professional phone manner
  • Computer experience & proficient typing ability
  • Punctuality and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions & complete tasks efficiently and thoroughly
  • Strong interest in current events and issues, especially those that impact underserved and marginalized communities in the SF Bay Area


This internship is unpaid. However, the office will work with applicants who are requesting to receive undergraduate or graduate credit or work study/grants. We are open to working with interns on a flexible work schedule. A commitment of 16 hrs/week minimum for 8 weeks minimum is required.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Ivy Lee via email ( on or before the deadlines below.  In your cover letter, please specify any particular social or political issues that may interest you personally and note any connections or ties that you may have with District 6. Please note that we accept interns on a rolling basis therefore we encourage you to submit complete application materials before the deadline. Applications submitted post-deadline or that are incomplete may not be considered.

Fall Internship (September – December)/Application Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014
Winter/Spring Internship (January – May)/Application Deadline: December 12, 2014
Summer Internship (June – August)/Application Deadline: May 8, 2015

David Chiu for Assembly Campaign – Field Operations Intern


WHAT? A Field Operation Intern works closing with Campaign Staff assisting in: scheduling, data base management, research, and basic community organizing. Interns must be able to work in large groups or an individual setting depending on job activities for the day. The ability to maintain a well-organized work space, attend campaign and community events, keep databases updated, and support community outreach efforts are required. 

WHO? Interns must be able to work in a wide range of environments. Though interns will work mainly with Campaign Staff and volunteers, it is important that they be able to present themselves in a professional manner when dealing with elected officials, candidates, and affiliated organizations. 


Assist in voter contact, grass roots mobilization, and office related tasks for David Chiu’s 2014 Assembly Campaign. This is an entry-level position with no previous work experience required. The office environment is fast past and work oriented. Interns are required to work a minimum of ten hours per week; interns will also be required to work flexible and longer hours closer to the election. Office hours will be Monday through Friday 10am-7pm. This is an unpaid position; school credit is offered.


Work in the field office, supporting with essential campaign efforts such as phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, and volunteer recruitment

Support Neighborhood Coordinators with organizing campaign events and various activities in San Francisco

Work in conjunction with the advance team when necessary to staff campaign events & neighborhood parties

Attend neighborhood association & community meetings on behalf of campaign

Assist the field team with distribution of campaign materials (flyers, yard signs, palm cards, etc.) at various events and programs

Be available to work some weekdays 7am-9am, 4pm-9pm and some weekends 9-5pm

Please contact Austin Hunter with all inquiries:

Austin Hunter

White House Spring 2015 Internship Program

(Application Deadline: September 7, 2014)

WHAT? The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.

To apply:

A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to apply for the spring program is September 7, 2014. 

For more information and to apply, please visit

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship

(Application Deadline: September 1, 2014)

WHAT? The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting a Fellow who carries out a program of self-designed, independent study abroad for a minimum of two years. We do not support degree programs at universities. Candidates are encouraged to browse the ICWA archives on this website to see the kind of projects that the Institute had previously supported.

The fellowships amount to a generous investment in the future of the Fellow. A primary selection criterion is whether a candidate is ready for the rapid personal growth that the fellowship makes possible. We look for candidates who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of the opportunity we offer, but extensive professional experience in the proposed area is not always an advantage. Fellowships are aimed at developing knowledge and professional skills, not awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already have them.

WHO? We are primarily focused on the potential of the candidate and secondarily on the project. That said, strong candidates will naturally propose and passionately pursue a project that’s topical and important. We’re a small organization with few hard-and-fast rules, but generally we will postpone consideration of a project in a country where we currently or very recently have had a fellow. Over time, we try to achieve a good geographic distribution of fellowships and are naturally drawn to areas of the world and topics that are less well understood and have strategic or other importance to the United States. These could include thematic fellowships, for example examining questions related to economic development or the environment that could be effectively pursued using the method of our fellowships.

We expect candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed project. Candidates proposing to go to China, Russia, Indonesia, India, or Brazil, for example, should have proficiency in Chinese, Russian, Bahasa, Hindi (or another relevant language) or Portuguese. It is too costly and time consuming to start from scratch, so we expect enough language proficiency so that candidates are able to function in the local language within a few months of arriving in the country. Exceptions have been made for unusual languages or situations, but these are rare.

Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. A proposed fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends. Public service in the United States is our ultimate purpose, out of a belief that the United States needs the knowledge and wisdom that our Fellows acquire.

While we expect candidates to design projects of topical interest, the fellowships are not aimed at covering news events. We do not send fellows into war zones, or places where security concerns prevent fellows from interacting with the local populace.

Fellows are required to write monthly newsletters, which are distributed to Institute members and other interested parties, including family, friends and professional associates of the fellows. While the Institute has funded and will continue to fund artists, performers, and others who find various ways to participate in the societies they study, the immediate fruits of the fellows’ learning are communicated principally through writing. Fellows should be prepared to share their experience with a general, well-educated audience, and not only with specialists in their field. Fellows work closely with the Executive Director, who serves as writing coach, editor, and mentor.

Fellowships are not scholarships and are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees or the writing of books or for research projects, meaning focused projects aimed at answering specific questions, usually in a particular academic discipline. Applicants must have a good command of written and spoken English and must have completed the current phase of their formal education. We do not accept applications from currently enrolled undergraduate students.

While many fellows go on to pursue political or social causes at home and abroad, the purpose of a fellowship is to learn about other societies, not to change them. Fellows are not permitted to engage in overtly political activities during their fellowship. The Institute does not accept any government funds. Fellows must preserve that independence, in letter and in spirit.

Financial Support

The Institute provides full financial support for its fellows and their immediate families. “Full financial support” does not mean unlimited financial support, and fellows are expected to live and spend modestly. The Institute provides fellows with sufficient funding to allow them and their families to live in good health and reasonable comfort and to fulfill the purposes of the fellowship.

Fellowships 2014-2015

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to propose fellowships in areas that interest them. They must present a strong rationale for the topic of their proposed fellowship. Areas of particular interest to the Institute include the Arab Middle East, Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, but candidates may seek fellowships in any country.

Most fellows are supported from the Institute’s endowment. Fellows with appropriate topics may receive support from specially endowed funds, including:

John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship 
For fellows in Central and Eastern Europe or the Middle East.

John Miller Musser Memorial Forest & Society Fellowships 
For fellows with graduate degrees in forestry or forest-related specialties. To broaden their understanding of the relationship of forest resource problems to humans, including policy makers, environmentalists, farmers, scientists, and forest-product industrialists.

Donors’ Fellowship 
In addition, the generosity of our contributors enables the Institute to appoint Donors’ Fellows every two years. Topics and areas of study are unrestricted.

Applications and Deadlines

Those interested in applying for an Institute of Current World Affairs fellowship should send an initial letter of interest and a resume to the Institute, briefly outlining the proposed project and explaining the personal background and professional experience that would qualify them for the fellowship they have in mind. They should describe the activities they would like to carry out during two years overseas and enclose a resume or curriculum vitae.

This is a competitive process. The strongest applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed application.



September 1, 2014 – For initial letter of interest and resume. These are preferred by email, however, regular mail is also accepted.

November 1, 2014 – For candidates invited to submit full applications. 

Mail inquiries to: 
Institute of Current World Affairs
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036

NOTE: We are unable to respond to all inquiries, but will

 certainly answer inquiries that fit our fellowship requirements.



St. Vincent de Paul Society Riley Center Positions

WHAT? The Riley Center at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco provides services for survivors of domestic violence.

Currently available are the following positions:

Community Office Program Manager

Case Manager - bilingual Cantonese/English, Rosalie House-emergency shelter

Case Manager - bilingual Spanish/English, Rosalie House-emergency shelter

Differential Response Liaison - bilingual Spanish/English, Riley Community Office

DV Specialist - bilingual Spanish/English, 170 Otis & Riley Community Office

JOB TITLE:                 Case Manager (Spanish/English)

SCHEDULE:                  Mostly weekdays with occasional evenings & weekends

CLASSIFICATION:      Full-time, mandatory union membership

LOCATION:                Confidential shelter site

SUPERVISOR:             Residential Program Manager

SALARY/BENEFITS:   $16.58 /hour, benefits/medical (Kaiser)


This position provides a full range of direct services primarily to our residential clients and crisis line callers and requires personal life experience with Latino communities and fluent in English and Spanish.                               




           Provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution, peer support, and manage emergency procedures.

           Answer crisis-line: telephone counseling, screening for shelter, information and referrals.

           Provide direct client services: shelter intake, individual counseling, case management, advocacy, accompaniment, and emergency transportation (using program vehicle).

           Facilitate and/or translate resident meetings and support groups.

           Maintain and compile client records, including crisis line forms, individual case files, daily log and service statistics in an accurate and timely manner.

           Participate in regular staff meetings: Community Time, In-Services and Case Management.

           Represent Riley Center in community activities as needed.

           Assist Volunteer Coordinator in training and supervising volunteers as needed.    

           Participate in appropriate on-going staff development training.

           Share residential shelter management duties: laundry, clean/set up rooms, donations, food shopping, basic     maintenance, etc.

           Participate in on-going cross training to perform duties in other departments of the agency as needed.

           Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.

Upon hiring, complete the next domestic violence training offered by Riley Center.


          Written and oral fluency in both Spanish and English required.

Experience working with survivors of domestic violence in direct services is preferred.

          Demonstrated skills in counseling, case management and client advocacy.

           Familiarity with the philosophy and approach of Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing and OARS.

           Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

           Understanding of domestic violence issues, especially in context to race, class, gender, and sexual identity.

Knowledge, experience, and comfort working with a diverse community, including LGBTQQ, youth, immigrant, low income communities, and communities of color.

           Working knowledge of community resources.

Demonstrated commitment to open, direct, and non-violent communication.

Ability to de-escalate crisis situations and make decisions under pressure.

Basic reporting skills including data entry, Excel and Word processing.

           Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a small office.

           Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, volunteers and staff.

          Commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.

           Valid California Driver's License required.

JOB TITLE:                 Community Office Program Manager

SCHEDULE:                 Full-time, 40 hours per week, Mon – Fri with occasional evenings and weekends for presentations/ events

LOCATION:                Riley Center’s Community Office, 1175 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

SUPERVISOR: Program Director

SALARY/BENEFITS:  DOE, full medical (Kaiser), exempt position (non-union)


This leadership position is responsible for the supervision, management and development of Riley Center’s Community Office, which offers non-residential domestic violence services to survivors of domestic violence. This will include ongoing program observation, project planning and supervision. This staff person will also manage requests from the community for education presentations and attend meetings in the community. The CO Program Manager’s work with other SVDP programs and outside domestic violence related service agencies is key to developing the relationships that will further enhance services available to all survivors of domestic violence, including immigrant, women of color, LGBTQQI, and other marginalized communities. This position also provides support for the volunteer program, drop-in services, Riley Center events and the Program Director as needed. 


Provide onsite support and supervision for Riley Center’s Community Office.

Ongoing program development of the Community Office.

Community outreach.

Deliver presentations and attend meetings to represent the Riley Center in support of the Program Director and as needed.

Coordinate special projects, including agency library of resources, books, videos, & training manuals.

Participate in Riley Center team management meetings, trainings and in-services as appropriate.

Assist with direct client services as needed: answer crisis calls; offer counseling, advocacy, information & referrals to drop-in clients; provide office coverage.

Support government contract management as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned and participate in on-going cross training to perform duties in other departments of the agency as needed.         


2-5 years program planning, community organizing or related experience.

Strong public speaking and training experience/skills.

At least 1 year leadership experience

At least 1 year experience with event planning

Experience with domestic violence issues/dynamics (personal, educational, &/or professional), especially in context to race, class, gender, and sexual identity.  

Proven administrative and organizational skills.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including data entry, Excel and Word processing.

Professional demeanor and appearance.

Knowledge, experience and comfort working with a diverse community, including LGBTQQ, youth, immigrant, low income communities and communities of color.

Flexibility and ability to move seamlessly between being a team player and working independently.

Commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.

Valid Driver's License needed

JOB TITLE:                 Differential Response Liaison (bilingual Spanish/English)

SCHEDULE:                 Full time, 40 hours per week (occasional evenings & weekends)

LOCATION:                The Community Office, 1175 Howard Street, San Francisco

SUPERVISOR:             Community Office Program Manager

SALARY/BENEFITS:   $16.58, benefits/medical (Kaiser), mandatory union membership


The Differential Response Liaison will provide domestic violence counseling and case management services to survivors who are referred through our contract with Family & Children Services (formally known as Child Protective Services). In addition, this position will provide support to the Community Office Case Manager with counseling, advocacy, and case management services to survivors of domestic violence at The Riley Center’s Community Office. This includes drop in support as well as follow-up services to former residents of the Riley Center residential programs, with a particular emphasis on working with Spanish-speaking survivors. 


Coordinate and provide domestic violence services to Differential Response and Community Office clients:  telephone, home visits, counseling, case management, advocacy, accompaniment, referrals, and assist clients with paperwork.

Refer clients to appropriate domestic violence services in the community.

Attend bi-weekly Differential Response Liaison meetings.

Develop & monitor service case plan activities.

Complete monthly progress reports and statistics.

Consult with Differential Response staff and HSA staff, as needed, around domestic violence issues and on specific client cases.

Upon hiring, complete next available domestic violence training offered by Riley Center.

Attend Riley Center staff meetings, supervision and DHS/Differential Response meetings and trainings.

Participate in appropriate on-going staff development & training.

  • Facilitate support groups onsite in Spanish or English.

Participate in on-going cross training to perform duties in other departments of the agency as needed.

Maintain and compile client records, including individual case notes, daily log and statistics, in an accurate and timely manner.

Provide written and verbal translation as needed.

Share office management duties: maintenance, donations, mail, supporting volunteers, etc.

Occasional weekend and evening hours.

Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Written and oral fluency in both Spanish and English.
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence in direct services, and government agencies.
  • Experience working with child maltreatment cases/issues in the state of California.
  • Demonstrated skills in counseling, case management and client advocacy
  • Familiarity with Harm Reduction philosophy and approach, OARS and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Understanding of domestic violence issues, especially in context to race, class, gender, and sexual identity.

Knowledge, experience, and comfort working with a diverse community, including LGBTQQ, youth, immigrant, low income communities, and communities of color.

Working knowledge of community resources.

Ability to work independently and with little supervision, as well as be a team player and appropriately collaborate with HSA when necessary.

Demonstrated commitment to open, direct, and non-violent communication.

Ability to de-escalate crisis situations and make decisions under pressure.

Excellent reporting skills, including data entry, excel & word processing.

Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a small office.

Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, volunteers and staff.

  • Commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.

Valid Driver’s License preferred.

JOB TITLE:                             Domestic Violence Specialist

SUPERVISOR:                         Program Director

SCHEDULE:                             Full-Time, 40 hrs/week (mostly Mon-Fri 9-5, occasional evening hours)

LOCATION:                            170 Otis 4th Floor, FCS Child Welfare Unit & Riley Community Office

SALARY/BENEFITS:               $22.50, benefits/medical (Kaiser), Union OPEIU Local 3


            The Domestic Violence Specialist will primarily provide domestic violence services at Family & Children’s Services (CPS). Services will include technical assistance, consultation and presentations to FCS workers, attendance at FCS meetings (TDM, DV workgroups, MDT, Administrative Case Reviews), and joint visits with FCS workers. This position also provides initial but not on-going direct client services such as safety planning, counseling, advocacy, accompaniment and case management to survivors of domestic violence who are involved with FCS. This position requires personal life experience with Latino communities and fluent in English and Spanish.


                Provide domestic violence consultation and technical assistance services to FCS workers on cases involving the co-occurring issues of child maltreatment and domestic violence.

                 Make regular presentations to FCS staff through unit meetings, work groups and other meeting to keep workers aware of domestic violence practices and services available.

                 Attend joint visits in homes with FCS workers to link survivors to domestic violence services.

                 Participate in regular TDM, work groups MDT, Administrative Reviews and other FCS meetings at various FCS locations.

                Provide initial but not on-going direct services:  telephone counseling, individual counseling, case management, advocacy, accompaniment, referrals and safety planning for survivors.

                 Participate in regular Riley Center and interagency meetings as needed.

Maintain program paperwork and statistics in an accurate and timely manner (forms, statistics, and individual client files).                                                        

                 Maintain up to date knowledge of domestic violence and community resources as well as child welfare policy and protocol.

                 Upon hiring, complete next available domestic violence training offered by Riley Center.

                 Participate in appropriate on-going staff development training.

                 Provide translation services, if bilingual.

                 Attend Differential Response Supervisory Meetings and DV Workgroup meetings at HSA as needed.

                 Perform other duties as assigned.



                 Experience working with survivors of domestic violence and in direct services is preferred.

                 Working knowledge of San Francisco and Bay Area community resources and referrals.

                 Working knowledge of child welfare (CPS) system and practices, and Differential Response Program.

                 Ability to communicate and provide current information regarding changes in FCS & Differential Response.

                 Ability to deal with and de-escalate traumatic situations (domestic violence, child maltreatment, and substance abuse)

                 Additional language skills preferred, such as Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin or Tagolog.

                 Demonstrated skills in program start up and development.

                 Demonstrated skills in counseling, case management and client advocacy.

                 Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

                 Basic reporting skills, including data entry, Excel and Word processing.

     Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and cooperatively, while holding strong boundaries.

                 Ability to maintain professional boundaries with co-workers, clients, volunteers and staff.

Familiarity with Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.

Understanding of domestic violence issues, especially in context to race, class, gender, and sexual identity.

Knowledge, experience, and comfort working with a diverse community, including LGBTQQ, youth, immigrant, low income communities, communities of color and understanding the racial disproportionality within the child welfare system.      

Commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.

                 Valid Driver's License and car preferred.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco, Riley Center

 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested applicants please send a cover letter with your resume for consideration to:


Becki Hively 1175 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Email:   Fax: 415-255-2895

David Campos for Assembly Campaign Internship

Location: 3143 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110, US

WHAT? Our grassroots campaign to elect David Campos to State Assembly is looking for interns who want a hands-on, high responsibility position. Help make California history and fight big money in politics by joining our team!

WHO? If you believe in fighting for housing justice, if you believe in a more affordable San Francisco, if you believe there's a place in this City for everyone, send us a message or come visit Campaign HQ at 3143 Mission Street.

You are:

Passionate about progressive values,

Outgoing and motivated,

Eager for experience,

Able to commit to at least 15 hours a week

We are: Fighting for civil rights, economic justice and affordability (more on Campos' record as SF Supervisor since 2008 is below). If elected to the State Assembly, Campos will make history by becoming the first Latino to represent San Francisco as a state legislator, and he would continue an 18-year tradition of LGBT officials representing the 17th Assembly District.

We need you: Because we're up against an opponent who has the backing of luxury developers, corporate financiers, and big tech moguls, we're counting on people power to prevail. We're energized by the fact that we have the momentum -- when this campaign started, polls showed we were down by double digits, but we organized day and night, contacting voters and spreading our message throughout the City. When the results of the June 3rd primary election were finalized, it showed us within 4 points. We made up a huge gap, but to win in November, we need your help.

Your role: We made up the gap by getting out the word, so we're counting on our interns to maintain our strong field program, which entails strategically contacting voters throughout the City with guidance from our organizing team. There will also be opportunities to increase our visibility in the field and help build our base of supporters. It's important to note that we're looking to help you in your career, so if you have a particular area of interest, we'll make sure to find a way to help build your skills.

Details: Some interns will earn a performance-based stipend. Candidates fluent in Spanish, Cantonese and Tagalog are strongly desired.

More on what Campos stands for:

Free Muni for Youth: Campos created a program to make Muni free for all kids 18 and under, a program so popular that the private sector has stepped in to provide further funding.

No More Foreclosures: Working with Occupy Bernal and other organizations, Campos took on big banks to stop the wave of illegal foreclosures that were tearing families from their homes.

Curbing Evictions: Campos wrote and passed legislation increasing payouts to tenants evicted under the Ellis Act. The compensation reflects market conditions and helps families to stay in the city, at the same time disincentivizing use of the Ellis Act as a means to make a quick buck.

Stopping Housing Demolition: Campos is a staunch advocate for rent control, and fought for tenants' rights in face of the flawed Park Merced proposal to demolish 1,500 rent controlled units.

Ending Healthcare Rip-off: When restaurants pocketed money intended for employee healthcare, Campos led the battle to end this health care ripoff and ensure employees receive the coverage they deserve.

If interested, please visit

Libby Schaaf for Oakland Mayor Campaign Internship


WHO? Students at the University of San Francisco who are interested in politics and social movements. 

WHAT? Interns will work alongside Libby and her highly trained team at a critical time in the election cycle – the final months leading up to the November election. Interns will also have scheduled opportunities to meet with and learn from our Field Faculty of top campaign professionals, including:

Campaign Manager Peggy Moore, the former State Political Director for Organizing for America, the organization behind Barack Obama's presidential campaign

General consultant Ace Smith, of SCN Consulting, who has a lifetime of experience running major political campaigns at the state and national level.

Adviser Jen Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, who also recently served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Adviser Christina Harbridge, CEO of Allegory Inc., who trains and coaches leading individuals and companies on how to communicate effectively to improve performance and happiness 

This is a great opportunity for highly motivated individuals to gain substantial practical experience and develop transferable skills in public speaking, research, voter outreach, volunteer recruitment, team building and data management in a competitive citywide race.

Internships are available on a part-time or full-time basis, with flexibility to fit the student’s academic schedule. The campaign will also work with students to meet your school’s requirements for documentation of community service hours, evaluation and references.

If interested in this opportunity, please contact Cynde Wood at:

Cynde Ahart Wood
Volunteer Organizer

SF District Attorney Communications Department Internship

WHO? Seeking Fall Semester interns for the SF District Attorney’s Communications Department. 

San Francisco District Attorney
Communications Department Intern
Job Description

WHAT? The San Francisco District Attorney’s Communications Department is looking for Fall 2014 interns to assist in organizing media and community events, organizing the Department’s outreach materials, track news stories, and assist in the day to day functions of the department.  The intern will get an inside look on the criminal justice system, learn media and community relations, and see how crime stories get generated in the media.

Responsibilities include tracking news stories, organizing press and outreach materials, assisting in media and community relations events, updating media lists, getting court updates, writing and editing the SFDA newsletter and other press materials, assisting with social media, research, and other day to day tasks.

To apply please email cover letter and resume to

*Start Date will be August or September depending on school schedule.

U.S. Institute at the Udall Foundation Internship

If you are interested in environmental conflict resolution, facilitation and collaboration, check out these positions at the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, a program of the Udall Foundation.

The Udall Foundation fosters leaders who embrace—and practices that exemplify—its core values of integrity, civility, consensus, public service, and non-partisanship.  The U.S. Congress established the Udall Foundation in 1992 as an independent executive branch agency to honor Morris K. Udall's lasting impact on this nation’s environment, public lands, and natural resources, and his work with American Indians and Alaska Natives (P.L. 102-259).  In 1998, Congress passed the Environmental Policy and Conflict Resolution Act (P.L. 105-156) to establish the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution as a program of the Udall Foundation to assist parties in resolving environmental, public lands, and natural resources conflicts nationwide that involve federal agencies or interests.  In 2009, Congress enacted legislation to honor Stewart L. Udall and add his name to the Udall Foundation (P.L. 111-90). Today the agency is known as the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation.  For more information, please visit or

Senior Program Associate

Reporting to the Institute Operations Manager, the Senior Program Associate supports USIECRprojects by working with Senior Program Managers and Program Managers on case management, assessment, contracting, client and stakeholder communications, and meeting planning and logistics, often serving as Project Manager supported by one or more Program Associates.  The Senior PA may provide direct assistance with facilitation or training services as appropriate. The Udall Foundation is filling a total of three (3) vacancies in either the Program Associate or Senior Program Associate positions (see USAJobs posting for the Program Associate position), depending upon candidate submissions.  Compensation for the Program Associate position is equivalent to a GS-9; compensation for the Senior Program Associate position is equivalent to a GS-11. (

General Qualifications:

·        At least an advanced degree and 2 years of experience in environmental, natural resources, or land use law, science, policy, planning, or management of complex public policy issues, including at least one (1) year of demonstrable experience comparable to professional standards of a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

·        In lieu of an advanced degree, a Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of experience, including at least two (2) years of experience comparable to professional standards of a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and three (3) years of demonstrable experience assisting with environmental project management, public policy negotiations, collaborative processes, or consensus seeking processes. 

·        At least three (3) years of team leadership and facilitation experience.

·        Demonstrated experience with organizational, administrative, financial, or project coordination.

·        Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently, while also capable of working collaboratively with a team to develop and carry out an overall program.

·        Excellent collaborative interpersonal communication skills.

·        Demonstrated ability to take appropriate steps to ensure tasks and processes are completed in a timely manner.

·        Proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, research tools, online collaboration tools, and social media.

·        Experience developing and implementing project budgets using electronic tools.

·        Demonstrated excellence in both oral and written communication. (A writing sample is required.)


Program Associate

Reporting to the Institute Operations Manager, the Program Associate supports USIECR projects by working with Senior Program Associates, Program Managers, and Senior Program Managers on case management, assessment, contracting, client and stakeholder communications, meeting planning, and logistics.  The Udall Foundation is filling a total of three (3) vacancies in either the Program Associate or Senior Program Associate positions (see USAJobs posting for the Senior Program Associate position), depending upon candidate submissions. Compensation for the Program Associate position is equivalent to a GS9; compensation for the Senior Program Associate position is equivalent to a GS-11. ( 


Emerge America Internship 

If you are enthusiastic about the advancement of women in politics, then this is the internship for you! At Emerge, you will be an important member of a national network that is transforming the face of American politics.

Who We Are

Emerge America is a candidate training program for Democratic women. The essential step for Democratic women who want to run for public office – Emerge is the only in-depth, seven-month training program that inspires women to run and gives them the tools to win. Currently operating in fourteen states, our mission is to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of Public office. For more information about Emerge America, visit us online at

The Opportunity

We are seeking a self-motivated intern(s) to play an integral role with fundraising, event planning and communications.


Passionate about the advancement of women in Politics

Comfortable with Microsoft Office

Familiar with general office operations

Professional and clear communication skills

Familiar with social media technologies

Html experience a plus (not required)

Basic Duties

Learning and using NGP (Democratic campaign database)

Provide support with event planning 

Fundraising and special project


Help manage website content and updates 

Filing and mailing as needed

To Apply

Please send a resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the advancement of women in politics to

Emerge America strives to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. Those who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply


Nicholas Josefowitz for BART Board Campaign

Interested in getting involved in local politics? Care about San Francisco? Looking for an engaging and empowering job? Josefowitz for BART Board could have a place for you.



Proven leader in your communities who is passionate about politics, public transportation and are committed to getting Nick Josefowitz elected for BART Board

Outgoing, energetic, and fun

Interested in gaining experience in politics

Enjoys talking and communicating with people


Working with other passionate, hardworking people

Learn valuable skills such as advocacy, political communication, campaign strategy

Educating others about important issues

Receive firsthand experience on political campaigns

Opportunity to help get Nick Josefowitz, committed environmentalist elected to office

The opportunity to network with leaders in the field

Part time (20+ hours from Aug 17-Nov 5th) $15/hour.

To apply, fill out this application: or email Alyse at with any questions.


Football Foundation of South Africa – Research & Impact Intern 

Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Salary: Scale TBD

Hours: 35 hours/week

Tenure: 6 months


Responsible to Project Coordinator and Project Manager

The Football Foundation is now accepting applications for six-month internships that will take place from mid-January to mid-June of 2015 in South Africa. Applications for the mid-June to mid-December period are also being accepted at this time. Working for the Football Foundation of South Africa (FFSA) means immersing yourself in the sport for development field and contributing positively to the lives of South African children and community members.

FFSA's Research & Impact Intern will be based in Gansbaai in the Western Cape where its Barclays Spaces for Sport (multi-sports) site is located. The intern will operate in order to:

Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of FFSA programmes using an already developed online system

Work alongside the sports coaches and ensure daily registers are recorded and monitored

Track the progress of the FFSA's sports and educational programmes using indicators such as attendance, pre/post tests and questionnaires

Complete case studies on individuals, programmes and the FFSA which can be shared with funders or partners

Complete research which provides insight for FFSA in order to improve already existing programmes or recommendations on a community need or desire for new programmes

Create, distribute and analyse surveys to kids, parents, coaches, teachers and other local stakeholders

Establish partnerships with South African and international Universities for further research opportunities


Minimum Education: Bachelor Degree in arts/humanities (i.e. Political Science, Journalism, Development Studies, English, Mass Communication or related field)

Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation or Research

Experience in social media, copy writing, journalism, or other relevant role

Native-level English speaker, with outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written

Proficient in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Pinterest, Google+

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Adobe Photoshop, Indesign

Ability to work both independently and with a team

Proactive with excellent interpersonal skills

Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects at a given time.

Desired Skills

Sport background

Working/volunteering/studying overseas, preferably in a developing country

Non-profit experience

Grant writing experience

Filming/Video editing


Teaching or coaching experience; work with children

Knowledge and understanding how sport as a tool can address social and educational issues

Knowledge of current issues and developments in the sports and training field, including an interest of government policy and initiatives

To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:

Leán Terblanche

Football Foundation of South Africa

PO Box 148, Gansbaai, 7220

t: +27 (0) 28 384 8070

f: +27 (0) 86 562 2951 


White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program

(Application Deadline: September 1, 2014) 

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program is open every spring, summer, and fall, and we are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester.  Associates work alongside our staff and interns, gaining valuable professional experience while learning about the White House and the Federal Government. Our associates serve in our office for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold U.S. citizenship, and they must be currently enrolled in or recently finished with a degree-seeking program. The Spring 2015 program lasts from January 13 – May 1.  The final deadline to apply is September 19, 2014. This is an unpaid position. If a student or graduate is interested in applying, please encourage the applicant to email a resume and a statement of interest to  If applicants are interested in opportunities involving time commitments less than 30 hours per week, please contact for more information.

Please feel free to direct any questions your office or applicants may have

(Updated 8.19.14, from The Politics Newsletter)