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 this newsletter for the opportunities that are best for you and match your passions – they are out there!


Gottschalk Teacher of English at Kobe College High School in Japan

Gottschalk Teachers of English at Kobe College High School teach students in grades 7-12. The term is for two years, with a possibility of extensions being offered for up to a total of a five-year stay, and begins on April 1st. Subsidized housing, travel and shipping expenses, and language study are provided.

For more information, please visit the official website


Bay Area Democrats Internship

Bay Area Democrats
In addition to building the organization itself, Bay Area Dems work on independent political research projects as well as coalition activities involving the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Finance Council, the Democratic National Committee, and several progressive organizations. They’re getting their infrastructure in place for the 2016 election cycle, and will be deeply involved in the Presidential race and supporting Democratic candidates at all levels of government. There are a number of positions available:

  1. Events Coordinator
    The Events Coordinator will be responsible for planning, executing, and staffing events such as fundraisers, meetings with elected officials, and policy roundtable discussions. Tasks include managing invitations and RSVPs, coordinating logistics with staff members of other offices and organizations, preparing meeting materials, and conducting appropriate follow-up with attendees. The Events Coordinator will also be in charge of designing and drafting invitations tailored to the specific event, and work with the social media team on outreach. This position is excellent for acquiring skills at coalition and relationship building with other organizations.
  2. Social Media Manager
    The Social Media Manager will be in charge of developing and implementing the company’s social media strategy. Administration includes sharing and creating relevant content, growing awareness of our organization, and identifying and engaging potential supporters and current members. Familiarity with using various social media platforms is preferred (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+). Strong written skills are a must. In addition, the Social Media team will offer political commentary and analysis through blogging, online newsletters and targeted emails. 
  3. Website Content Manager
    Create and manage the development of a new Bay Area Democrats website. Programming and coding skills are not required at all (although it can be beneficial). Key project tasks involve writing and organizing the content that will ultimately be placed on the new website. An artistic eye for design and aesthetics is preferred. Familiarity with Google Apps is a bonus.
  4. Database Administrator
    This individual will be responsible for compiling and organizing various sources of data to be exported and inputted into a Salesforce database. Strong organization skills and attention to detail are required. Level of data management responsibilities is dependent on the candidate’s experience and understanding of database design, setup, configuration management, and automation of workflow rules. Salesforce training will be provided for candidates that demonstrate an ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies. Successful interns will acquire Salesforce and database management experience, which are particularly sought-after skills in nonprofit and political organizations.
  5. Office Administrator
    The office admin is the heart of any organization. While routine administrative and clerical tasks are part of this position, we are looking for an administrator who can work alongside management to design and execute the processes that will dictate how projects get done. Other responsibilities include drafting memos and evaluating work plans. This individual must be highly organized, efficient, and able to find logical paths to align short and long-term goals. The skills obtained from this position are critical for future managers.

Send cover letters, resumes and questions to benson@bayareadems.org.
Interns are encouraged to collaborate and work in multiple areas based on their interest and ability to successfully manage their core projects. Their goal is for interns learn a well-rounded skill set that is impressive and usable in multiple settings.


Updated June 11, 2015 from the Politics Department Newsletter.