Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

May 19, 2016

Public service opportunity: Internship (Summer or Summer/Fall)

Position title:

Internship (Summer or Summer/Fall)


Name of organization:

Jay Inslee for Washington




Position description:

Are you interested in working in politics? Jay Inslee for Washington is looking for hardworking and talented individuals to join the finance, field, policy, compliance, and outreach teams in our Seattle office. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in campaign work – particularly in the fields of research, finance, community organizing, voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and more.


 Conduct research, help with database management, and provide support in fundraising by contacting donors and assisting staff at events  Work with staff to carry out administrative duties, including data entry, mass mailings, filings, answering the phone, and other office related tasks  Assist with special event coordination, planning, recruiting attendees, and day-of-event operations  Assist with media monitoring, communication, and research projects  Help recruit volunteers, organize and run statewide phone banks, and participate in voter contact  Other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern interest areas and campaign needs


Time commitment:

We have multiple unpaid positions for Summer, and Fall. Candidates must be available to commit to consistent hours at our Seattle office, with evening and weekend opportunities available. Internship duration can accommodate semesters/quarters and is flexible around class schedule. 15-25 hours per week minimum commitment required.


Skill requirements:

– Interest in politics, policy, governance, or public service

– Flexibility and adaptability

– Strong communication skills


Start date:



End date:

End of Summer or Mid-November



Seattle, WA


How to apply:

If you are interested and ready to gain some on the ground experience in the world of politics, please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to with “Inslee Internship” as the subject line.


Supervisor contact info:

Jay Inslee for Washington