The IDP internship program is a way for individuals to explore the political world and discover if it is a good match for their personality and future goals.
The IDP welcomes college Sophomores through post-graduates. The average internship lasts three months. Interns usually work between 10-20 hours a week. Summer internships are also available.
The IDP internship program is designed to be a four year/semester program to give politically inclined students a well rounded political experience. We recognize that not all students will be interested in advancement in our internship program. We find after the first or second internship most students discern their specific area of interest.
We at the IDP are committed to partnering with all of our interns to ensure they make the connections they need to be successful in any of the following areas.
Available Areas of Interest:
Communication – Working with our Communication Director, the intern would help with a wide variety of media projects. These projects will require computer and phone work. Projects include website updates, media list research, messaging research, video and audio editing. Additional duties could include volunteer recruitment, front desk coverage, and data entry.
Tracking – Working with a Communication Director, the intern will regularly observe Legislative Committee meetings, political events, and online informational sources. Their job is to identify points of political contention and potential political capital that emerges.
Development – Working with a Development Director, the intern would help organize and research donors, assist with upcoming fundraising events, mailings and phone banks. Additional duties could include assistance with general office and research tasks.
Political – Working with a Political Director, the intern would help with a wide variety of political research projects. These projects will require computer and phone work. Additional duties will include volunteer recruitment, front desk coverage, and data entry.
Organizing – Working with a Field Director, the intern will be responsible for contacting potential volunteers, organizing field projects, supervise and train volunteers. This requires an enthusiastic person that has a skill capacity for working with people.
Executive – Working with Executive staff , the intern will help with infrastructure creation, organizational management, and organizational development opportunities. This requires a person who is dependable, prioritizes communication, highly skilled in keyboarding, technology and eager to learn systems and organizational development methods.