Internship with mayoral campaign

The mayoral campaign of Lisa Borders, currently Atlanta City Council president, is seeking interns/volunteers.  Duties and responsibilities are described below.  If you’re interested, send your resume to Ms. Whitney Luallen at whitney@bordersforatlanta.com with the subject line “Borders Internship.”

Students interested in political work should look at the list of skills and tasks even if you’re unable to take advantage of this particular opportunity.


Borders for Atlanta–Internship Opportunities
Internship Job Description:
Intern will be working on upcoming city of Atlanta mayoral race on behalf of the Borders for Atlanta campaign. Lisa Borders currently serves as the Atlanta City Council President. Intern will work in office setting providing assistance in one of the following departments: 1) fundraising, 2) constituency group organizing, 3) neighborhood event planning and 4) field operations. Responsibilities will vary according to what department intern is placed in.
Event Team Intern Duties:
As an intern with the event planning staff, your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Contact potential event hosts
  • Research neighborhood events
  • Organize and update event calendar
  • Provide support during events
  • Conduct site visits

Constituency Team Intern Duties:
As an intern with the constituency staff, your duties may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Research varying organizations within each constituency group and creating a list of these groups with key contact names and phone numbers
  • Attend meetings with constituency group leaders and taking notes at meetings for group leaders
  • Call out to individuals within different constituency groups about upcoming events that may interest a particular group where Lisa Borders will be in attendance
  • Attend events organized by outreach team and constituency group leaders
  • Make phone calls a day before an event to verify all information

Fundraising Team Intern Duties:

As an intern with the fundraising staff, your duties may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Detail oriented and ability to compile information from multiple sources into one source
  • Understanding of and ability to apply local, state and federal requirements for political activity disclosure and reporting
  • Ability to make phone calls for various fundraising activities on behalf of campaign

Field Operations Team Intern Duties:
As an intern with the field operations staff, your duties may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a critical and valued member of the Field Operations team
  • Attend weekly Outreach Team meeting to help plan & strategize weekly and weekend events on behalf of the Borders for Atlanta campaign
  • Work in the field office and support with essential campaign efforts such as phone banking, door-to-door canvassing and volunteer recruitment
  • Support Neighborhood Coordinators with organizing campaign events and various activities around the city of Atlanta to promote the Borders for Atlanta campaign
  • Work in conjunction with the advance team when necessary to staff campaign events & neighborhood parties
  • Attend neighborhood association & NPU-meetings on behalf of campaign as needed
  • Assist field street team with distribution of campaign materials (flyers, yard signs, palm cards, etc.) as needed at various events and programs

Additional Knowledge & Skills:

  • College student and/or college graduate interested in politics or gaining campaign experience; previous campaign experience preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel , spreadsheets, and PowerPoint
  • Organized and quick learner
  • Integrity within a professional environment Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask independently and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Strong attention to detail and timing as well as excellence in execution
  • Proven organizational, research and analytical skills
  • Ability to work and contribute in a highly collaborative, team environment
  • Understanding of political and legislative processes
  • Proven success in a small department with wide-ranging responsibilities
  • Ability to reflect and demonstrate integrity, customer-centered, accountability, respect and excellence


Education Requirements:
High School graduate and currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate college program. Must have a strong interest in politics with relevant coursework or equivalent work experience.
Contact:
All interested applicants please forward your resume to Ms. Whitney Luallen at whitney@bordersforatlanta.com with subject line “Borders Internship.” If you are interested in a specific internship please specify which internship you are applying for.

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