With less than two months left until Election Day, campaigns are kicking into high gear, recruiting volunteers and interns to help out on the homerun stretch.
Working on a campaign is a good way to network and make connections, but it's also an excellent resume booster, as it shows to employers that you are an active, engaged and informed member of your community. Plus, it's a great way to make a difference and support causes you believe in.
Not sure how to get involved? A good way to start is contacting the campaign office of a local candidate running for office. If you browse his or her website, you can find contact information as well as how to volunteer.
If you're interested in volunteering on the state level, get in touch with your state's party headquarters. You can find your state's Democratic headquarters here, or connect with your state's Republican operations here.
Opportunities exist on the national level, too. President Barack Obama has mobilized a grassroots campaign, which consists of volunteers from all 50 states. You can sign up to volunteer through Obama's website. There are opportunities to volunteer within your local community, as well as by making calls right from your home. Or, sign up for Vote Corps and help out in a battleground state.
Similar opportunities are available with Mitt Romney's campaign for election. You can find out more about how to get involved here.
If you're a student looking to join a campaign, contact your college's Career Services office or get in touch with your campus' Democrat or Republican club.
To review all opportunities, including election jobs, internships and volunteer positions, you can also browse a job search engine like Indeed.com or SimplyHired.com, by using keywords like "campaign" and "election" and your ZIP code to find local listings.
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