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Internship Opportunity: Jolie Justus for KC

 
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Internship Opportunity: Jolie Justus for KC
by Jeff Zimmerman - Thursday, 24 January 2019, 1:29 PM
 

Progressive Kansas City Mayoral Campaign Seeking Interns

 

About the Candidate:

Jolie Justus was elected to Kansas City’s 4th Council District in 2015 after representing Missouri’s 10th Senatorial District, where she served as Minority Leader. In Jefferson City, Jolie fought for Missouri’s children & families, led and passed criminal justice reform, and made sure that Kansas City got its fair share of state resources. She is a progressive known for getting things done and, as the first openly LGBTQ member of the Missouri Senate, shepherded the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act out of the Republican-dominated State Senate. She’s brought that collaborative approach to the City Council, where she’s helping domestic violence survivors get a new lease on life, establishing safe routes to schools for our kids, supporting a $15-an-hour minimum wage, and leading the charge for Kansas City's new airport.

Qualifications:

  • Hard-working students who are willing to dedicate 8-12 hours per week to the campaign
  • An interest in continuing the progress of one of the most exciting cities in the country
  • A desire to improve the lives of current and future generations
  • Prior experience volunteering or interning for a campaign is preferred, but not required!

Description of Internships: Interns may focus on field organizing or fundraising. Field Interns will have the opportunity to experience multiple phrases of a campaign including persuasion and Get Out the Vote (GOTV). Finance Interns will have the opportunity to see every aspect of a finance operation from prospecting, event planning, and following up with prospective supporters.

Field interns will focus on voter contact and volunteer management and will gain knowledge of what it takes to win a political election. Interns will organize and participate in volunteer canvasses, phone banks, meet and greets, debates and forums, and more. They will also gain experience using with important campaign management software, such as VoteBuilder. If you are interested in a field internship, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Jordan Overstreet at jordan@justusforkc.com.

Finance interns will focus on research related to fundraising and event management. Interns will gain experience with different methods of fundraising on a political campaign and behind the scenes knowledge of campaign finance. They will also gain experience using with important campaign finance software, such as NGP. If you are interested in a finance internship, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Zach Bowman at zach@justusforkc.com.