WHY CREATE A REMOTE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
In our current political climate, there is so much energy on college campuses for action and involvement, but often it is hard for students to know how to get involved in meaningful work.
A remote campaign internship program, consisting of part-time remote internships for students on campaigns across the country, provides a tangible and meaningful way for college students to work directly for a campaign without needing to leave their college campus.
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A CAMPAIGN
This step happens before outreach to students.
HOW TO BEGIN OUTREACH:
Once selecting a number of campaigns you are interested in partnering with, use this format to send emails to the campaigns.
My name is Timothy White, and I am the Elections Coordinator of the Yale College Democrats. We are now working to put together our fellowship program for the spring, and we saw your campaign in AZ-1 and are very excited about it. We ran the internship program for the first time this year in partnership with gubernatorial, congressional, mayoral, and Virginia House of Delegates races; it pairs campaigns with politically-engaged Yale students through an unpaid, remote internship. We coordinate the selection and training of the students, so it’s convenient and cost free to the campaigns.
Would you be interested in having a few interns this spring involved to support your press, fundraising, research, or other departments?
After an email saying they are interested, or they want to hear more, or they definitely want to partner, this was my second email:
That is great news! In the past, we have selected remote internships in these areas:
Which types of interns would you want, and how many of them? We will be sending out our application in the next week or two, and then should have interns selected, trained, and ready to start work by around the beginning of February. We are envisioning the interns’ workload at about 4 hours a week, given that they are also full time students.
Thanks, and I look forward to working with you all!
Yale College Democrats