The Republican Party of San Diego County is seeking interns for the 2017-2018 election cycle. Interns will have an opportunity to help with organizing efforts across the county. Students will gain valuable experience with field operations, special events planning, and execution, as well as, other campaign activities for the Party. Responsibilities will include research and writing, special events coordination, social media communications and database/office management.
Why should I become a Junior Political Coordinator?
Interning with the Republican Party of San Diego County as a Junior Political Coordinator is an excellent way to jumpstart your career in politics, government, or communications. Working with a full-time staff that is dedicated to electing conservative Republicans to every level of office, you will get a chance to not only see the nuts-and-bolts, behind-the-scene operations, but you'll get a chance to actually be a part of it.
If you're looking to expand your skills with public speaking, communication, data entry, phone skills, persuasion skills, or expand your knowledge of the political process in San Diego County, this is the program for you.
What is a Junior Political Coordinator?
A Junior Political Coordinator is a high school or college student who is looking to earn both hours for community service and experience in the political field, either for their careers, or to advance their knowledge of government and our electoral system.
What are the duties of a Junior Political Coordinator?
Junior Political Coordinator assist our full-time staff in a wide variety of ways. From assisting with recruiting volunteers to helping register Republicans at new citizen ceremonies, Junior Political Coordinator will gain experience in almost every aspect of local politics.
What is expected from me as a Junior Political Coordinator?
An open mind and an open schedule! Realistically, we understand that students usually don't have an "open" schedule, but we ask that you be prepared to dedicate at least 6 hours a week to assisting our staff in our Rancho Bernardo office or at events around the County. The full internship is 80 hours, and a letter of recommendation will be issued once 80 hours is reached. You may continue your internship longer if you wish - many of our Junior Political Coordinator have gone past, 100, 150, 200, and even 250 hours!
Have a question?
Contact our Field Director, Anthony Episcopo, by calling (858) 450-4600, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Testimonials & Videos
Testimonial by david beck, current executive J.P.C.
Individuals looking for a start in political career or looking to just develop their skills would do well to consider applying for an internship at the Republican Party of San Diego County. As an Executive Junior Political Coordinator, I have been afforded invaluable opportunities to not only meet, but speak with elected officials from all positions in the government across the county. I have gained an immense amount of experience through this program ranging from people skills to data entry. The best way to develop a portfolio of skills such as this is through real life experience and this internship provides that to an incomparable degree. Junior Political Coordinators will get to be apart of a fun, yet productive office environment, where they receive a front row seat to the political process.
Testimonial by Ryan Gardiner, former J.P.C.
This internship is a great opportunity to see and understand the workings of the political office, from the sense of how someone is elected rather than how to run any single office, after all you have to win before you can enact policy. And for the young professional its a great way to set your roots into the large network of like minded conservatives of the San Diego Republican Community while getting to meet the interesting people you help put into office.
Testimonial by Milly Lothian, Former J.P.C.
As a salaried staffer at Congressman Darrell Issa’s campaign headquarters, I can confidently say the internship at the Republican Party of San Diego County is the best way to have started my career in politics. Alex Phillips, the Republican Party’s Field Director, presented this unbelievable job offer during a typical day at the office. However, here’s the thing, this internship presented SO many opportunities, and while working for Congressman Issa is a euphoric dream job for anyone, especially a 22 year old post-grad intern, Alex presented awesome opportunities almost everyday. To paraphrase cheeky Alex, all the businesses and campaigns want the Republican Party interns because we’re just the best. And my advice to any incoming interns presented with these opportunities? Volunteer and take advantage of them ALL.
I didn’t quite realize it while it was happening, but every day that I went into the office and set upon the task given by Alex, I was learning invaluable skills I’d need to pursue a career in politics. One of the most essential skill sets I can think of if you are starting out your political career is how to use a program called PDI. I had no idea what it was when I started, but I was shown the ropes and learned that website is a treasure trove of campaign data.
On top of all these unbeatable professional benefits, going into that office every week was a joy. T.J., Alex, Sage, Jill, and all the other interns knew how to make the day fun. News is playing round the clock, so we all get to gripe about the same things all while consuming extreme amounts of fruit snacks. I absolutely love being an intern at the Republican Party of San Diego County.