Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spiros Consulting Fall 2016 Internships

Spiros Consulting is a national Democratic opposition research firm located in DC currently looking for interns for Fall 2016. Spiros does research and policy work for candidates and interest groups across the country.

Candidates should be at least in their sophomore year, have a strong understanding of national politics, and be able to work 15-20 hours a week. Campaign experience is a major plus, but not a requirement.

This is a paid internship with a $1,000 stipend for the semester.

Anyone's who is interested can forward their resume and answers to the following questionnaire to: interns@spirosconsulting.com

Please answer the following questions. For the research questions, a Google search should be able to help you find the answers (and please include your source with your answers)

Research Questions
1. What was the final vote total for the President's stimulus bill in the House?

2. What was the margin your current member of Congress won his/her first election by?

3. What is the current seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Washington, DC?

Political Background Questions
1. On a given day, what blogs/news sites/etc do you read? What specific journalists?

2. Who is your favorite columnist/blogger?

3. Why do both political policy and opposition research interest you?

1. What is your availability for the semester?  Please give us a rough estimate of your potential intern schedule (include days and times).

A Little More About Spiros Consulting
Started in 2007, Spiros Consulting conducts opposition research, policy work, and general consulting for Democratic candidates and interest groups across the country. Spiros has worked in more than thirty states on races for Governor, the Senate, Congress, Attorney General, Mayor, and numerous independent expenditures, including on one of Politico’s “Top 10 political upsets of 2008” and the Washington Post’s "honorable mention" winner for "best gubernatorial campaign.”  In 2011, Spiros helped Fort Wayne mayor Tom Henry win a tough reelection fight, marking the first time either party has “controlled the mayor’s office for 16 consecutive years since 1869."  In 2012 Spiros helped elect Congress’s only General and only CEO of a publicly traded company.  After the 2012 cycle, Spiros worked for Robin Kelly in her 27 point victory against 15 primary opponents in the special election to replace Jessie Jackson Jr.  In 2014, Spiros worked for the Anthony Brown for Governor Campaign which won the primary campaign by more than 27 points.  The decisive victory caused the New York Times’ Jonathan Martin to ask “has any statewide candidate been so eviscerated out of box by separate oppo hits as Gansler?” and the National Journal to call Spiros’ work the “Most damaging early oppo hit” for the first half of 2014.

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