Internship: OFA

On August 13, 2010, in Opportunities, by Ganiatu Afolabi


Volunteer and Voter Outreach Intern

Organizing for America is a project of the Democratic National
Committee.  As the successor to the Obama campaign, Organizing for
America is building on the movement that elected President Obama by
empowering communities across the country to bring about our agenda of
change.  In 2008, a record number of Americans voted.  But the story
of this movement is about more than just one election, and the best
way to deliver on the promise of that historic campaign is to fight
for allies across the country who will support our efforts to build a
stronger future for all of us.

Job Description:  Work directly with OFA staff to contact and mobilize
voters and volunteers to further the work and mission of Organizing
for America

Position:  Volunteer and Voter Outreach Intern

Reports to:  Regional Field Director or Deputy State Field Director

Time Commitment:  15-20 hours a week.  Some nights and weekends.


Conduct voter registration, vote-by-mail and voter pledge drives
Organize and participate in voter contact activities
Assist with data entry and database management.
Work with OFA staff on get out the vote efforts in target districts
Voter contact through phone calls and door knocking


·         Hard working, detail oriented, organized and responsible.

·         Must have reliable transportation.

·         Computer literate.  Experience with Votebuilder/VAN a plus.

·         Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others.

·         Must possess a strong commitment to the work and mission of
Organizing for America.

·         Previous organizing or campus advocacy work a plus.

The internships are unpaid, but can be structured for the student to
receive course credit.  Hours are flexible and a majority of the work
will take place at OFA office in New York,NY

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, two references and availability
to: Keith L Kinch NYS Deputy State Field Director at


Summer Opportunity!

On August 12, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Ganiatu Afolabi

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has kicked off his re-election campaign and is looking for energetic, intelligent interns to join the campaign and learn about staffing a real New York political race.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has long been an advocate of same-sex marriage. He also worked to improve the quality of life in New York through his initiatives about affordable housing and Go Green Initiative which promotes healthy eating and urban environmentalism.

Part-time (minimum 10 hours / week) and full-time interns for the fall semester are needed for a variety of different roles including: outreach, distributing campaign literature, phone banking, research, database entry, and several other positions depending on need.

Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the campaign, your resume (as a word document or PDF), and your weekly availability to


Summer Opportunity!

On August 12, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Ganiatu Afolabi

Want to join a campaign for a great progressive candidate?

Eric Schneiderman’s campaign for New York State Attorney General is seeking reliable, hard working, and intelligent interns to play a key role in the field operation. If you are interested in politics, local affairs, and community organizing, then this is the place for you. Interns will have a significant amount of responsibility on the campaign and take on leadership roles.  We have Full and Part time internships available, and hours are flexible.

Please email your resume and cover letter to


News Update

On August 5, 2010, in News Updates, by Nico Gurian

News Updates:

  • Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate 63-37


  • A San Francisco federal judge struck down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, commonly known as Prop 8, saying that it discriminates against gay men and women. The victory for gay marriage proponents, sadly, is only temporary—the legal battle seems destined to go all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Read the decision.


  • New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, after successfully convincing Goldman Sachs to refrain from spending corporate funds in elections, has launched a campaign asking Google to adopt a full disclosure policy of its political spending. In light of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United  decision that opened the door for unlimited corporate influence in our elections, de Blasio’s grass roots campaign is vital. Check out the campaign here and read Maggie Haberman’s article on Politico here.


  • The proposed Muslim Center to be built near the World Trade Center site got the go-ahead from the City, despite loud objections from conservatives and tea-partiers from across the country. Victory for religious tolerance! Read more.


  •  It looks like the Senate is not going to debate whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts until September. Come the fall, this is a big issue to fight for–shutting down these tax cuts is one of the most important ways to get the country on the road towards economic stability and pull away from years of devotion to failing supply-side economic policy.


  • Check out George Packer’s inside look into the U.S. Senate (pretty depressing) here.



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