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***Please note that the internship openings listed on this page are offered through the individual employers listed below, rather than through the University of Delaware's Department of Political Science & International Relations. Students should pursue these internships at their own risk, and should speak with the Department of Political Science & International Relation's Director of Internships and/or their academic advisor before pursuing any internship for credit. ***


Internship with New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer

The Meyer campaign is currently seeking student interns to join their campaign team for the Summer and Fall 2020. Matt Meyer is the New Castle County Executive running for re-election for a second term in office. Interns will be involved in a wide range of campaign activities, including but not limited to working with volunteers, voter outreach, maintaining records, organizing fundraising events, and more. 

If you are interested in joining, please email kaitlin@mattmeyer.org or call 302-353-2056. Applicants from all educational backgrounds are welcome.


The Cuomo Campaign in New York City is looking for Political Volunteers

Andrew Cuomo for New York is currently accepting applications for Summer political volunteers to support our fundraising team in our Midtown office. We are looking for hard-working, motivated candidates in the New York City area to work directly with our staff; volunteers can expect to gain unique insight into New York’s political processes while learning the basics of political fundraising. Please note, this is not a typical volunteer position for a political campaign. Accepted candidates should expect significant responsibility. Interested candidates should expect to come into our office 15-20 hours a week along with the occasional morning, evening, or weekend event as needed. Prior campaign experience, while not necessary, is a plus. Below are the main responsibilities for volunteers on the fundraising team.

  • Conducting donor research.
  • Prepping for campaign events.
  • Preparing briefings for senior staff.
  • Assisting in vetting and compliance.
  • Researching venues and conducting venue outreach.
  • Outreach for events.
  • Conducting follow up from fundraisers.
  • Helping in various administrative and staffing needs for the campaign.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

To apply, please submit a resume to ryan@andrewcuomo.com. Applicants from all educational backgrounds are welcome.

Please email ryan@andrewcuomo.com or call (212) 257-6405 if you have any questions.


Internship with GoMurph Campaign

The Republican Candidate for Delaware’s lone seat in the U.S. Congress, Lee Murphy, seeks interns for his Congressional Campaign in Delaware in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2020. Interns will work with the Campaign Manager and Assistant Campaign Manager.

 The intern positions are unpaid but will provide college credit. Note that Campaign Manager has been a research and teaching oriented faculty member across the country for 30 years, and has mentored and advised dozens of students and research assistants to successful careers in many fields over that time. The Assistant Campaign Manager is a recent college grad who is well versed in both Delaware politics and social media. The number of credits depend on the number of hours completed each term. Learn More


Part-time Intern Positions with DEGOP

The Delaware Republican Party is seeking College Interns to work with our staff, candidates and volunteers as we continue to Grow Our Party.  We are excited to have a Republican President, House and Senate in Washington and look forward to successful 2020 elections in Delaware.

Working as an intern for the Delaware Republican Party, you will assist and support the State Committee staff in all aspects of politics from daily office routines to helping Republicans get elected.

There are many learning opportunities available for you to utilize your skills and talents working with republican leadership, elected officials and very active volunteers. 

Below are some of the opportunities and tasks for our interns:

  • Assist Executive Assistant with daily tasks and ongoing projects.
  • Participate in state and local trainings which aim to teach those involved more about Delaware’s political landscape and the work being done by our staff and candidates.
  • Participating in all voter contact programs, such as door-knocking, phone-banking, and utilizing the data tools.
  • Develop and expand DE GOP’s online media presence through social networking outreach.
  • Event and candidate tracking: First-hand experience with political events and candidates by tracking and maintaining a calendar of events..
  • Policy, issue and candidate research: Enhance research skills on a variety of topics and experience with various web-based and other research tools.

If interested, and for more information, please contact:

Paula Manolakos, Executive Assistant, 302-668-1954.


The Delaware State Senate Democratic Caucus

Is seeking motivated applicants for an exciting internship opportunity in our communications office. The Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting the Communications Director and Communications Assistant in the execution of the Democratic Caucus' press strategy and social media plan.

This internship is a paid opportunity.


Nature and Scope

The Communications Intern reports to the Communications Director and Communications Assistant. This position will deal with a wide variety of subject matter and work products, many of which are oriented around strict deadlines.

Requirements include:

  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize work and demonstrate initiative
  • Strong writing skills and a thorough command of good grammar
  • Familiarity with social media administration and best practices
  • Reliable transportation
  • Interest in state government and politics

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Multimedia skillsets (e.g., graphic design, photography/videography, and/or web
  • design)
  • Familiarity with AP style

Majors or concentrations in fields such as political science, political communications, and journalism are helpful backgrounds for this position's duties, but applicants from any background or specialty can succeed in this role.

During non-session months (July – December), this position is based principally in Wilmington or Dover. During legislative session (January – June), the position may require up to three days per week in Dover, pursuant to the legislative calendar.

To apply please include your resume and a writing sample in an email to Communications Director Scott Goss at scott.goss@delaware.gov. Do not hesitate to include additional documentation (portfolios, etc.).

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