Apply for Jan's Digital Summer Internship!

Summer Political Internship

with US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

June 2nd – August 12th, 2020

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This Summer, we are offering a selective, unpaid internship program focused on training vital political skills in a fast-paced, hands-on environment.  This program gives motivated interns opportunities to play a direct role in the upcoming 2020 General Election inside and outside of Illinois. 

This program emphasizes the development of core political skills through classroom-style instruction led by political professionals.  Interns will deploy those skills in real-world settings to help create victory for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. This unpaid internship may be eligible for class credit—if so, we will work with interns to secure necessary approval from accredited educational institutions.

This internship will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00PM – 5:00PM via Zoom meetings.  Optional in-person activities may also be available pending public health guidance.

Skills Developed Include:

  • Community Organizing
  • Political Messaging
  • Leadership
  • Logistics & Strategic Planning
  • Campaign Field Techniques
  • Proficiency with NGPVAN software
  • Volunteer Management/Training
  • Voter Persuasion & GOTV
  • Event Planning & Staffing
  • Public Speaking/Presentation

Interns must be available Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 PM between June 2nd and August 12th

Applications Close: May 20th, 2020

Internship Start Date: June 2nd, 2020

Internship End Date: August 12th, 2020

Program Requirements:

This internship will require access to Zoom in order to participate.  In addition to participating in weekly meetings and trainings, interns will design and execute a Master Class to teach skills to others.

High-Qualified Applicants Will Possess:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Volunteer/civic leadership
  • Desire to create progressive change
  • Proficiency with digital media

Schakowsky for Congress does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.  For further questions or inquiries, please contact