Field Intern

Democratic Party of Oregon
Portland & Eugene

The Democratic Party of Oregon is seeking interns for the 2012 General Election to fillField Internships. Internships are available in Portland and Eugene. Full-time and part-time internships are available. Schedules are flexible, with daytime and evening hours available. The internships run from September (start date negotiable) to November 6nd, Election Day. Positions are unpaid, but interns can receive course credit for internship duties.

The Democratic Party of Oregon promotes the election of Democratic candidates at every levelacross the state of Oregon with technical, financial and volunteer support. We provide opportunities forall Oregon Democrats to participate fully in our political process. Our goal is to elect Democrats tothe around the state at the local, national and statewide level and to build the community andcampaign infrastructure we need to continue to elect Democrats for decades to come.

The Democratic Party of Oregon serves as the campaign clearinghouse for all Democraticcandidates. Interns will get an opportunity to work on all priority campaigns – fromlegislative races to statewide elected officials to helping make sure we elect President BarackObama. Every race is important to the Democratic Party, and it will take the collectiveefforts of the party to make sure that each candidate has the community and voter supportthey need to win. Interns will organize volunteers and voters

Internships Available:Field and GOTV Internships: interns in the SDLF Field Program will outreach to votersand potential volunteers in swing districts across Oregon. Intern responsibilities will includesome combination of: volunteer recruitment and coordination; canvass prep, data entry andanalysis; canvassing; and phonebanking. Get Out The Vote (GOTV) interns will join theteam from September to November 2nd to learn about and experience voter turn-out modelsand the vote-by-mail system. Responsibilities will focus on voter contact, data management,and analysis.

Qualifications:No experience is needed for consideration. Volunteer experience on campaigns or othernon-profit groups is a plus. Interest in politics, strong organizational skills and a willingnessto learn are the only pre-requisites.

Application Instructions: 

To apply: send a cover letter and resume to Ethan Alsobrook at You can call the office and speak to the Intern Coordinator at 971-322-9837, they can answer all the questions you may have.