Campaign Internship Job Description

The Mike Thoms for State Senate campaign is offering high school and college students, as well as graduates, the opportunity to participate in a paid internship program in partnership with the Illinois Senate Republican Victory Fund.

Thoms Campaign Interns will be the foundation of a grassroots political field team, immersed in the process of voter contact and political activism, and will have access to the latest in campaign technology to maximize their impact.

Candidates for the internship are expected to work through challenges, canvass voters, complete assigned work, and fulfill the hourly requirements of the internship program. Hours are flexible to accommodate various personal schedules.

Interns will be expected to help with various aspects of the campaign. This may include participating in and organizing precinct walks, training volunteers, attending parades and assisting with other political events throughout the 36th State Senate district.

Interns will gain firsthand insight into the operations of a state-level political campaign, receive hands-on experience, and develop professional skills applicable in a wide array of career fields.

The internship is not only geared toward those who have shown an interest in politics and government, but also anyone seeking to expand their professional skills through local advocacy. This is a paid internship opportunity.

Mike Thoms for State Senate interns will:

  • Assist in organizing political events
  • Coordinate voter contact and outreach with local stakeholders
  • Promote the campaign through digital and social media content and communications
  • Interact directly with voters and elected officials
  • Work closely with senior staff to achieve goals and complete projects


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