Internship with Juliette Kayyem for Governor
Approximate Deadline: November 2014
Juliette Kayyem’s campaign for MA Governor is looking for exceptional Summer Organizing Fellows to join our team in late May and stay on through early September.
About the Fellowship:
Fellows with Juliette Kayyem’s gubernatorial campaign will work with closely with field staff to meet weekly volunteer recruitment goals, attend community events on behalf of the candidate, build for house parties and meet and greets, and conduct voter contact to inform voters of the campaign’s message. Each fellow will report to a Regional Field Director, who will set goals and implement an area specific field plan. Fellows will gain valuable experience through leading volunteer teams, attending training sessions with campaign staff, and participating in direct voter outreach. To apply, send résumés to firstname.lastname@example.org. No resumé? No problem. Apply here: Kayyem Summer Fellowship Application
Summer Organizing Fellows will be expected to:
- Be able to commit at least 20-25 hours per week during the summer months
- Have strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
- Use verbal and written methods to communicate the campaign’s message
- Conduct voter outreach through door-to-door canvassing and phone banking
- Have an interest in state politics and local organizing
- Stay up to date on the gubernatorial race through reading news articles and social media
- Staff and attend events on behalf of the campaign
Juliette started her career as a civil rights attorney, litigating cases involving the rights of children and defending progressive and just causes; helping to bring the first federal anti-bullying case to court and was part of the team that argued for The Citadel to open its doors to women. Juliette then moved into public safety and homeland security, serving as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security adviser. After several years, she was tapped by President Obama to be part of his transition team before being chosen as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, where she was responsible for coordinated and consistent planning between the federal government and all of its state, local, and territorial partners on issues as varied as immigration, intelligence sharing, military affairs, immigration reform, and crisis management.
A proven leader as well as a proven communicator, Juliette has taught new leaders in public safety and the military at Harvard’s Kennedy School, served as a CNN analyst, and was a columnist for the Boston Globe. In 2013 she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her series urging the Pentagon to ends its female combat exclusion rule, a prohibition the military has since lifted in recognition of women’s contribution to the war effort.