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Internship Opportunities

The best way to learn and grow as an academic in your field, or to garner new knowledge from a field you perhaps know nothing about, is getting an internship! Getting an internship is one of the most beneficial opportunities you can take on while you are in college. Check out the plentiful opportunities that are provided by our opportunity living next to our State Capitol!


Feel free to talk with the numerous members who currently work in the State House, State Senate and Consulting Firms in Downtown Lansing!  If you need a ride, JMCC will try to work with you to get you to your internship!


Kaley Rahl: Internship Coordinator at The Michigan House of Representatives

krahl@house.mi.gov

PO Box 30014 | Lansing, MI 48909-7514

(517) 373-0993


Michigan Senate Internship: Human Resources Department

www.Senate.michigan.gov/employment.html 

PO Box 30036 | Lansing, MI 48909-7536

(517) 373-2400


CJ Galdes: Strategic National (Political Consulting Firm)

galdescj@strategicnational.com 

http://strategicnational.com/ 



Michigan House Democratic Fund - Finance Fellowship – PAID

During this selective 12-week paid fall fellowship program, campaign fellows will learn and engage in cutting-edge political strategies. This program is designed to test, train, and develop a new class of Michigan campaign operatives and help to expand our campaign efforts across the state.

Location: Lansing, MI

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Sarah Carrillo, ​scarrillo@mihousedems.com. Put “MHD Finance Fellowship” in the subject line.


Congressman Dan Kildee's 5th Congressional District Office (D) - Flint

Congressman Kildee’s District Office in Flint, Michigan seeks motivated and hard-working interns. Tasks include and are not limited to the following: Data entry, responding to constituent requests, preparing constituent correspondence, and helping maintain the efficient day-to-day operations of an active Congressional office.

Location: Flint, MI

To apply: send resume to Mary Herman, mary.herman@mail.house.gov.


State Senator Peter MacGregor's Office (R)

Interns will provide assistance to senate staff ranging in the areas of legislation, communications, constituent affairs, and general office management. Some responsibilities will include: answering phones, email, constituent correspondence and filing.

Location: Lansing, MI

To apply: send resume to  OFCPMacGregor@senate.michigan.gov


 

 Michigan Oral Health Coalition – PAID

·  Michigan Oral Health Coalition is a non-profit whose mission is to improve oral health in Michigan by focusing on prevention, health promotion, oral health data, access and the link between oral health and overall health. With more than 120 members, the Coalition is comprised of primary care clinicians, oral health clinicians, dental benefit providers, advocacy and provider organizations, state and local government officials, and consumers. Interns would be exposed to the state and federal legislative and budget process, a wide range of oral health policy and budget issues and functions of a non-profit organization. Interns would have the opportunity to conduct policy and budget analysis, assist with training and educational events, assist with grant proposal development, member communications and marketing. Intern needed 10-12 hours per week.

Location: Lansing, MI

To apply: send resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to Karlene Ketola, kketola@mohc.org.


Michigan House Democrats - Campaign Communications Fellowship – PAID

During this selective, 8 to 10-week, paid, fellowship program, campaign fellows will learn and engage in political communications strategies including values-based messaging, personal story development, and earned media calendars. This program is designed to test, train, and develop a new class of Michigan campaign operatives and help to expand our campaign efforts across the state. Fellows with be given a monthly stipend and compensated for essential travel outside of the Lansing base with prior approval.

Location: Lansing, MI

To apply: send resume, 3 references, and a cover letter explaining why you are passionate about campaign communications and electing Democrats to Annika Doner, adoner@mihousedems.com. Put “MHD Fellowship” in the subject line.


Michigan's Children

Michigan’s Children is the only statewide independent voice working to ensure that public policies are made in the best interest of children from cradle to career. We focus on influencing public policies that can reduce disparities in child outcomes such as the academic achievement gap – disparities that are caused by economic hardships coupled with structural barriers by race or ethnicity. Our goals are to catalyze support from elected and appointed public officials to prioritize the needs of children, youth and families with the most challenges in their lives – children of color, children from low-income families, and children served by the foster and juvenile justice systems – and to ensure that their decision-making reflects that; and to build public will and influence public action.

Location: Lansing, MI

To apply: send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Robert Dorigo Jones, robert@michiganschildren.org.


Michigan Republican Party - Republican Leadership Initiative

The Republican Leadership Initiative program will provide direct grassroots field experience in candidate, political, and issue–oriented campaigns that will also enhance and augment students’ classroom education. Students will learn from fast-paced GOP operatives who have years of presidential, in-state, and local experience throughout the country. The Republican Leadership Initiative will teach interns the expertise needed to become a professional political organizer by developing leadership and interpersonal skills of their own, building a network through Neighborhood Teams, and mastering cutting-edge campaign technology.

Location: Lansing, MI

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Jacob Smith, jsmith@migop.org.


Capitol Advocacy Services Group, LLC

Capital Advocacy Services Group is a top-tier bipartisan, multi-client governmental affairs firm in Lansing, MI. We work with clients across a wide range of fields to help them achieve their goals at the local, state, and national level. We are currently seeking a part time intern to assist in the office’s daily functions.

Location: Lansing, MI

To apply: send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and one letter of recommendation to Noel LaPorte, office@casg.net.


Voters Not Politicians

Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan ballot initiative working to end gerrymandering in Michigan, is seeking student volunteers to help with the campaign. Currently in Michigan, politicians in power draw voting district maps to give themselves an unfair advantage in elections, also known as gerrymandering. The Voters Not Politicians proposal would amend the Michigan State Constitution to create an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw voting districts. The Commission would be made up of voters, not politicians, who must follow a set of strict criteria to draw voting maps.

To apply: please contact Shari Rose, Education Chair, at education@votersnotpoliticians.com


RECRUITMENT INFORMATION SESSION: Wednesday, September 12 at 4:30 PM in the JMC Library (Case Hall, 3rd floor)


 

Internship Opportunity- Senator John Proos (R)- St. Joseph
The office of State Senator John Proos is looking for interns for the Fall 2018 semester in the Lansing office. Please see the information below. 

Summary Position Description: This individual will provide assistance to senate staff ranging in the areas of legislation, communications, constituent affairs, and general office management. Some responsibilities will include: answering phones, monitoring and filing legislation and written correspondence to groups and individuals within Lansing and district and legislative research.

Qualifications: Related office experience and a High School Diploma are required. Excellent telephone, written communication skills, a positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment. Legislative experience and a basic understanding of computer office programs are helpful.

Status: This is a non-paid internship, but college credit may be awarded.

This is a non-civil service, at-will position. 
Please send resume to:
Senator John Proos
S-8 Capitol Bldg
PO Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909
Fax: (517) 373-0897
Email: senjproos@senate.michigan.gov
Please see the full posting here: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/JobPostings/proosintern.html 


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Feel free to reach out to any JMCC member or elected official to find out more about these internship opportunities!