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Democratic Candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District is hiring finance staff for 2018 Campaign

Peter Jacob, the 2016 Democratic nominee for Congress in the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey, is running in a rematch against incumbent Republican Leonard Lance.  This is one of the 23 Congressional Districts in the country that is held by a Republican, but voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign.

Peter had a late start to his 2016 campaign, but is getting started early in this critical rematch for 2018.

Peter was raised in Union, New Jersey, in an Indian-American family, and understands how important a safe and caring community is to success. Peter earned a Master of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and worked with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), the YWCA, and other community organizations.

After moving back to New Jersey, he immediately began work as a community organizer, developing and maintaining a homeless shelter program through a coalition of churches, businesses, schools, hospitals, and individuals.  Peter is running for Congress in order to be in a position to affect policy on critical issues like the ongoing scourges of child abuse, and human trafficking, and to proudly campaign for healthcare reform, environmental sustainability, and immigrant integration back here in the United States.

Peter’s campaign is now hiring fundraising staff.  Prior campaign and fundraising experience is not required.  This job would be an excellent opportunity for recent college/law school graduates and others who are interested in pursuing a career in Democratic politics or looking for a once in a lifetime experience.

Responsibilities include:

• Traveling and working directly with Peter

• Organizing and coordinating fundraising events

• Compiling and analyzing data, research

• Developing and implementing strategic plans

Applicants for this position must:

• Have excellent communication skills

• Be able to write clearly and concisely

• Be able to balance and prioritize multiple projects

• Have proven organizational skills

• Be personable and enjoy working with others

• Be comfortable communicating on the telephone

• Ideally, have database experience

To apply, e-mail resume to Tom@jacobs2018.com

SENATOR CHRIS COONS

The Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks unpaid interns for his office in Washington, DC for the Fall 2017 Semester. We kindly request that the program information, including the advertisement attached to this email, is circulated among students within your Departments. The deadline for applications is August 4th, 2017. Students can apply through the Senator’s website at www.coons.senate.gov under the tab “Services” and then “Internships”.

Delaware's congressional delegation regularly offers students the opportunity to intern in their Delaware and Washington, DC offices. Specific dates and details can be found in separate notices, but as a general guide these internships take place as follows:

SENATOR TOM CARPER

Fall (September-December)            Application deadline: August

Winter (December-February)          Application deadline: November

Spring (March-May)                       Application deadline: January

Summer (June-August)                 Application deadline: May

Interns in Delaware work closely with statewide staff to develop a thorough knowledge of local issues and constituent needs. Our interns support office staff and answer constituent calls, conduct legislative research and monitor local news outlets for daily developments. Interns have the opportunity to attend events, such as the state fair and town hall meetings.

For more information: Tom Carper U.S. Senator for Delaware Internship Program

SENATOR CHRIS COONS

Fall (September-December)            Application deadline: August

Spring (January-May)                     Application deadline: December

Summer (June-August)                 Application deadline: May

Interns will interact with Senator Coons, his staff and Delaware constituents on a daily basis. They will act as support to the office staff and will perform multiple tasks including: addressing constituent concerns, legislative issues, and monitoring news outlets for daily developments. Interns will have full opportunity to attend political events and participate in job fairs, attend town hall meetings, and outreach events. Interns in the Washington, DC office will receive an inside look at the legislative process by attending hearings, and with the full access to the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Services, performing research on a wide variety of legislative issues.

Interested candidates should visit Senator Coons’ website at U.S. Senator Christopher Coons to apply. The application portal can be found under the tab “Services” and will require a completed questionnaire, a resume, cover letter, and one brief (2-3 pages) writing sample related to your major.

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