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Looking for High School Political Internships

Hey guys, I'm really into politics and want to get some experience before graduating. Any ideas on how I can apply for political internships as a high school student? Tips on where to look or who to contact would be super helpful. Thanks!

6 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you're interested in politics and looking for internships to gain experience. There are several ways for high school students to find political internships, so here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Contact your local city/town government: Reach out to the offices of your city or town mayor, city council members, or other local government officials. Inquire about internships or volunteer opportunities they might have available for high school students.

2. State and federal representatives: Connect with your state legislators (state representatives and senators), as well as your federal representatives (U.S. senators and U.S. representatives). Their offices usually provide internships or volunteer opportunities for young and enthusiastic individuals. Check their websites for application details and deadlines.

3. Political party organizations: Contact your local Democratic or Republican party organization, depending on your political affiliation or interests. They often have internships or volunteer programs during election seasons, which will allow you to gain experience in door-to-door canvassing, voter registration drives, and other campaign activities.

4. Non-profit organizations and political advocacy groups: Look for internships with non-profit organizations and political advocacy groups that focus on issues you're passionate about. This can be an excellent way to gain valuable experience and develop your understanding of the political landscape.

5. Utilize online resources: Websites such as Handshake, Indeed, Internships.com, and LinkedIn often have listings of internships in the political field. Be sure to search specifically for high school internships, as some might be targeted toward college students or recent graduates.

6. Network: Talk to teachers, counselors, or other adults in your community who might have connections in the political field. They may be able to provide you with information on opportunities or introduce you to someone who can help.

When applying for internships, remember to tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight your political interests and any relevant experience. Be ready to demonstrate your passion for politics and your commitment to making a difference. Good luck in your search!

6 months ago

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