Posted By Genna Schwartz, GAIN Intern,
Friday, July 29, 2011
Ready to get
paid, or at least get paid more? GAIN understands that going from an internship
to a career in politics can be difficult, and we’re here to help!
bringing you Courtney Sieloff with Revolution Messaging, and the founder of
JobsThatAreLEFT, as well as Tom Manatos with the DNC and founder of his own self-titled
listserv! These two will have tons of valuable advice about how to succeed in
politics, you won’t want to miss!
We will also
be discussing how to get your political resume absolutely perfect, and how to write a remarkable
cover letter. As well as how to get the most out of your current internship, networking,
and what your next steps should be.
Woah - it's hot out there!! Come on outta the heat tonight and join GAIN for some cold frosty beer!
Then come on out to join us tonight from 6 - 8pm at Public Bar for our Young Professional Beer Tasting Event!
Details can be found here -- registration is now closed but you can buy a ticket at the door. Your $50 ticket buys you 4 beers and access to network with a bunch of fabulous DC young professionals! AND you get to support Democratic GAIN and the work we do for YOU!
It's been great getting so many resumes from GAIN members across the
country the last few weeks. We're hoping to add to the list of places
we're going to and get to as many cities as possible in the next few
months to collect even more resumes from all of you that are interested in working on a
But before you drop your resume off with us, or even after you do, you should make sure it's in the best shape it can be.
We'll have a ton of
great advice on how to do a political resume, how to write a cover
letter that sticks out and where and when you'll find the jobs this
Tuesday's workshop is in person and via webinar - and we record it
so you can watch it at any time that works for you! This is a must
attend for anyone who's giving out the resume for a job in politics.
We have just two more in person slots left - sign up today!
Posted By Cathy Johnson, GAIN Staff,
Monday, June 6, 2011
Just a few spots left!
Hurry while there’s still time to join GAIN’s Speed
Networking: Labor Event Wednesday!
Take advantage of this awesome opportunity to learn from
leaders in the labor community about how they support Democratic candidates and
fight for many of the same issues that progressives fight for.
AND – a number of folks are looking to hire!
Posted By Cathy Johnson, GAIN Staff,
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It’s about that season again--no we’re
not talking about swimsuit season--we’re talking about campaign season! The 2012 elections are right around the
corner and we’ve got some great news for those of you out there interested in
campaign work. The DCCC is
still in great need of skilled finance directors, deputy finance directors,
call time managers and more!
So update that resume and print out a
bunch of copies because the DCCC is hosting an awesome Speed Networking event!
This is your chance to meet one-on-one with DCCC staff to discuss opportunities
on campaigns. The details are below but even if you can’t make the event don’t
let that stop you from contacting the DCCC, they
still need you!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
4:00pm – 6:00pm
RSVP to Ashley McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic Congressional Campaign
430 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(1st Floor Wasserman Conference Room)
For all you young women out there who have ever thought you might want to run for office, taking advantage of some Running Start's programs is a great way to learn more and explore the idea a bit further. Running Start educates and inspires young women to run for office and gives them the tools to help them become political leaders.
Running start has a variety of great programs that are worth checking out if you’re interested in learning more about politics and running for office:
-Running Start's Path to Politics seminars are a great way to get some new info, meet some great women and hear from some smart women panelists. 2010's series discusses the importance of building coalitions when running for office. Check out their website to sign up for April's seminar: Taking Care of Business: Understanding the Business Community.
-The Running Start/Wal-Mart Star Fellowship Program might be right for you if you're finishing up college and would like to get some experience by interning on Capitol Hill for a semester for a female Representative or Senator. Housing is provided and each week offers a political seminar to learn the nuts and bolts of politics and the importance of running for elected office. The fall program starts in September and applications are due April 1st.
-Also, keep an eye out for the Young Women to Watch Awards coming up on Wednesday, May 12th.
year, some of the brightest minds and most influential leaders in our
country come to Netroots Nation -- past speakers have included
President Barack Obama (during his Senate tenure); Vice President Al
Gore; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (during her Senate tenure);
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid; and
thought-leaders like Lawrence Lessig and Van Jones.
convention will feature the Pennsylvania Leadership Forum with Sen.
Arlen Specter and Rep. Joe Sestak, as well as more than 70 panels and
20 training session, five keynotes, numerous social events, even a film
of the panelists for 2009 include Chris Hayes, Rinku Sen, Nico Pitney,
Darcy Burner, Jay Rosen, Jamal Simmons, Pam Spaulding, David Sirota,
Brad Miller, Digby, Nate Silver, Lawrence Lessig, Howard Dean, Patrick
Murphy, Donna Edwards, John Yarmuth, Carol Shea-Porter and many more.
healthcare to energy and security, there's no better place to
strategize our priorities and plan how to make them a reality than at
Netroots Nation. Join us in Pittsburgh August 13–16.
In addition to the great panelists, Democratic GAIN is teaming up with career management counsultants, Paths & Bridges, to give your career a quick boost with free Speed Coaching at Netroots Nation 2009!
Come to our booth in the Exhibit Hall and get answers and immediate feedback on your resume, career strategy, personal communication skills or other job-search issues. A lot can happen in 15 minutes. To find out how to sign up for your Speed Coaching session, send and email to email@example.com with “Speed Coaching” in the subject line.
Saturday’s Career Fair at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ was so much fun! First of all, it was great to get out of DC and meet a whole new group of employers and individuals. Secondly, the panel discussions rocked – thank you so much to all of our panelists for joining and lending their expertise. I’ve gotten dozens of emails over the weekend from attendees and participants who were just so pleased with everything.
The NJ event would not have happened had it not been for the hard work of Steve Ayscue in NJ and Matt Albert helping with NY. Thank you both so much!
We are interested in doing more events outside of the Washington area. Partnering with someone on the ground helps create great events for all who come. If you want to bring a career fair or networking happy hour to your area, please feel free to contact us and we’ll see what we can do.