Organization: Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
Location: Augusta (partial telecommute available)
Hours Per Week: 15-20+
Are you looking to work in Maine politics? The Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee – the only statewide organization whose sole purpose is to elect Democrats to the state senate – is looking for sharp, young minds for our summer internship program. Our best and brightest recruits often come up through our internship program. Previous and current interns are the first people we contact when job opportunities become available.
This is not a “fetch the coffee” or “watch and take notes” type of internship. Our team of interns will gain real, hands-on experience building and operating a statewide campaign organization. Interns can expect to learn the basics of how political campaigns are run and specific skills like:
Previous work or volunteer experience on a Democratic campaign is preferred, but not required. Internships with the Maine SDCC are for credit only. Travel and expense reimbursements may be available. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week on assigned projects during June, July and August. Flexible scheduling arrangements are available.
Please email a resume and cover letter to Rick Redmond at email@example.com
Here’s what we will be offering.
Introduces the major principles, structures, processes and policies of United States government. Covers the Constitution and its development, civil liberties, federalism, the role of political parties and interest groups, and the nature of the presidency, the bureaucracy, the Congress and the national courts. Fulfills Gen Ed requirements for Social Contexts & Institutions and is a required course for all POS majors. Course runs June 3-July 12.
POS 201: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY (Robert Glover. firstname.lastname@example.org)
An introduction to the fundamental questions of political philosophy–what is justice” how ought we to live our lives” what is the best regime”–through detailed study of a few central books in the history of political thought, such as Plato’s Republic and Machiavelli’s Prince. Fulfills Gen Ed requirement in Ethics or Western Cultural Tradition, as well as a Political Theory requirement in POS major. Course runs June 3-21 2013.
POS 241: INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS (Howard Cody. email@example.com)
Provides an introduction to the major themes of comparative politics, including: comparative political legacies, processes of modernization, comparative governmental institutions, modern political parties and interest groups, comparative policymaking processes, and problems of establishing and maintaining democratic government. Fulfills Gen Ed requirement Cultural Diversity & International Perspectives or Social Contexts & Institutions, as well as a Comparative Politics requirement in the POS major. Course runs July 8-26.
POS 359: THE POLITICS OF SPORT (Mark Brewer. Mark_Brewer@umit.maine.edu)
Satisfies an American Politics major requirement in POS. Course runs July 8-26.
POS 363: URBAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (Mark Brewer. Mark_Brewer@umit.maine.edu)
Examines the politics and government of urban areas in the United States, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Topics of investigation and discussion include (but are not limited to): the functions and roles of American cities, the responsibilities of urban governments, the issue of power in the metropolis, the American federal system and urban governance, race, ethnicity, and class in urban America, and the challenges facing contemporary urban society. Fulfills Gen Ed requirement for Social Contexts & Institutions, as well as an American Politics requirement in the POS major. Course runs May 13-31.
POS 368: CHINA (Richard Powell. firstname.lastname@example.org)
A great opportunity for recent or soon-to-be political science graduates. See message below.
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The office of U.S. Congressman Michael Michaud (ME-02) is currently accepting applications for full and part-time summer semester interns beginning in May. Daily tasks will vary and include answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. All internships are unpaid, but the office can coordinate with your school for credit.
Maine/New England ties are a plus but not required. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and a 2-3 page writing sample to email@example.com with “ME02 Internship” in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, the absolute Deadline for Summer 2013 Internships is Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Ben Goodman | Staff Assistant
Congressman Mike Michaud (ME-02)
1724 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
202-225-6306 (office) | firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
The 2013 Political Science Newsletter, “News From North Stevens” is now available. In it, we look at the numerous accomplishments and achievements of our faculty, students, and alumni over the past year.