Many political, activist, and policy organizations contact the CU Dems with internship and job opportunities.  We update this page regularly to post all of them here, and also send them out in our weekly listserv emails.  Contact Membership Director Sarah Weinstein at smw2164@columbia.edu if you would like to add any opportunities to our list.

Senator Gillibrand’s New York City office: Senator Gillibrand’s office hosts college students and recent graduates in a number of departments in the Senator’s office including Constituent Affairs, Community Outreach, Press, and Operations.  This vantage point allows interns to observe and participate in government work. The program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders and prepare them for a future career in public service. For more information contact Ousman Laast at ousman_laast@gillibrand.senate.gov or at 212-688-6262.

Gov. Cuomo’s NYC office: Governor Cuomo’s New York City Office is accepting applications for fall interns including in the Press Office, Office of Economic Development, Intergovernmental Affairs, and others. Fall internships run from early-mid September through the end of the fall semester, but the dates are flexible based on the availability of each intern. Interns with a class schedule generally work 15-20 hours per week. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to internships@exec.ny.gov.

Be a part of New York City Politics: Help Decide NYC: With the 2012 election results quickly becoming old news, New Yorkers will soon turn their attention to the 59 city races that will be decided in November of 2013. New York voters will elect a new Mayor for the first time in twelve years as well as deciding on a Comptroller, Public Advocate, five Borough Presidents, and 51 City Council seats; it’s going to be a wild, exciting, and intense year and the soon-to-launch DecideNYC.com will be the site that New Yorkers turn to for all things politics. At DecideNYC, we will track the 59 races, providing in-depth, unbiased reporting on the candidates, their platforms, the key issues facing New Yorkers, and more. To our team, we are seeking to add the contributions of four part-time student-journalists: individuals who possess a strong interest in politics as well as excellent research, writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Roles available are flexible and can include covering events and conducting interviews. Be a part of New York City Politics; Be a part of history; Decide NYC. For more information, contact Ben at DecideNYC@gmail.com

Barbara Buono’s Campaign for Governor: Barbara Buono’s campaign is looking for student ambassadors  in their Youth Program. If selected, you will be in charge of leading a team of volunteers working together to energize the youth vote statewide. If interested, please send your application materials or direct your questions to Samantha Rocco  at samnicr7@gmail.com.

Democratic State Senator Looking for a Paid Fundraising Intern: A Democratic State Senator who is a leader in the Senate Democratic Conference is looking for a paid fundraising intern. Key tasks will be to maintain and update donor lists, research donors, and prepare fundraising materials. Proficiency with Excel required and knowledge of NGP or other database systems strongly preferred. For more information and to apply, send a cover letter and resume to msrpotus@gmail.com

Student Democrats needed for paid research project: Melissa Michelson (CC’90), a political science professor at Menlo College, and Brian Harrison from Wesleyan University will be conducting a research experiment on the day of the special election in New Jersey (Wed., Oct. 16). We have a grant to do this work, which we will use to pay students to help us. Specifically, we need students who are Democrats and who are willing to approach voters at a heavily-Democratic voting precinct and ask them a few questions about same-sex marriage. This means we need students who are supporters of same-sex marriage. We will doing parallel work in heavily Republican precincts with Republican students. Send an email to bfharrison@wesleyan.edu if you’re interested!