Explore the World of Political Campaigns with the Volunteer Coaching Program Internship

Are you interested in diving into the background of democratic political campaigns? Volunteer Coaching Program, VCP offers professional development to political campaign professionals and has supported the Obama reelection campaign, Biden’s presidential campaign, and the DNC in coaching.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD SY’96 has been leading this organization since 2020 and is seeking an intern to support the management of the program.

The Program Associate will:

  • Participate and help update program launch orientations
  • Work with Program Manager to oversee coach NDA contract signatures
  • Work with Program Manager to help develop necessary tracking templates throughout the program
  • Participate in coach-client matching (as desired)
  • Track successful/unsuccessful coach-client matches and any rematches
  • Help plan/lead coach calls
  • Debrief with coaches who can’t attend calls, as desired
  • Lead monthly check-ins with coaches
  • Track coach engagement through check-ins and call participation
  • Participate in client sponsor calls as desired
  • Lead client/coach midpoint and end-program evaluation process
  • Analyze and report results of mid-program and end-program evaluations
  • Participate in all VCP leadership meetings

Qualified candidates will show aptitude and master of:

  • interest in political campaigns, government, and/or public policy
  • project management
  • logistics
  • interpersonal communications

Anticipated Time Commitment: 4-5 hours/week for launch month and 1-2 hours/week thereafter

Anticipated Timing: Beginning late fall 2023 and continuing through December 2024.

There is a honorarium in appreciation of this commitment approximately $1-2,000 depending on time commitment.

If you are interested please send the following to Jo Ilfeld at jo@incitetoleadership.com:

  • Resume
  • In lieu of a cover letter please answer the following question in the body of your email: “Why are you interested in applying for this position?”

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