Public office Fellowship/Internship

Posted April 20

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Internship Description

The office of the Candidate for U.S Rep. CA-16, Hi-tech executive, elected leader, Saratoga Councilmember is accepting applications for fellowship/internship. Students can get involved in their community by joining the Kumar for Congress 2022 all-year Internship program. There are many opportunities for you to get involved while setting your own schedule.

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  • 70%-30% of the weekly task distribution - the campaign's success hinges on understanding of our voters. Our Fellowship program (is a campaign) that needs to engage with the residents and neighbors of our congressional district, discussing their priorities, bringing their perspectives back to the campaign, while explaining how Rishi’s congressional agenda aligns with their aspirations - the most effective way to engage is CANVASSING (door-to-door, in-person) - this is the 70% of the weekly tasks. 
  • Every Fellow is expected to engage with our neighbors - go canvassing. For example - if you live in the East Bay, the nearest city you will canvass is either Menlo Park or Palo Alto. Cities in our congressional district include: San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Pacifica and others.
  • In addition to canvassing, interns are requested to do specific emailing and texting.
    Interns will be trained for each aspect of the campaign.30% of the weekly task would be in the area of interest (focused on the campaign needs): Communications, Media Art (graphics design and video), and Social Media

Additional Information

  • Minimum 5 hours a week when school is in session. We understand that school work is a top priority, and so, we expect at least 5 hours dedicated for our fellowship program during the school year. During the summer we expect at least 20 hours.
    Please note that the hours spent on campaigns are flexible, and can be distributed throughout the week as per intern's schedule, except for the group meetings, training sessions and all-hands.  
  • Promotion Opportunity: Our program seeks to provide every intern an opportunity to be promoted, a chance to lead a team.
  • Our organization chart has promotion opportunities for each of our Fellows. From Fellow -> Coordinator -> Sr. Coordinator-> Lead -> Sr. Lead -> Manager in Training -> Associate Manager -> Manager -> Senior Manager -> Associate Director -> Director.
  • The promotions are based on the number of voters each canvasser is able to reach during canvassing, and other campaign-wide highly impactful initiatives (e.g. major fundraiser, secure high visibility endorsements, publish an article in an influential magazine/newspaper, etc.)
    Interview & Onboarding: each candidate invited to virtual (in-person) interview via zoom. 



  • Successful candidates are invited to attend an onboarding program, which is usually held once a week. The details of orientation are provided in the welcome email

  • Joining the Fellowship Program would allow you to:
    Get a letter of recommendation at the end of the program upon request
    Confirm volunteer hours as per your request
    Earn valuable political and leadership experience while working alongside dozens of your peers
    Have recognition opportunities to win MVP awards and get recognized for your achievements at the weekly fellowship meeting as well as campaign gatherings.
    Political opportunities with the California Democratic Party, such as running for Executive Board position or for a DNC Delegate position, perhaps attend the California Democratic State Convention.

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Attention to detail, Graphic Design, MS Excel, MS Word, Social Media, MS Office, MS powerpoint, Strong verbal and communication skills, video editing skills

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