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Political Science Major Jobs 2018

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Katelyn Rademacher

Major: political science
Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas
Employer: David Shapiro for Congress
Job title: finance assistant

Job Responsibilities

I will be working as a finance assistant in Sarasota, Florida, which will mainly include doing donor research and helping the campaign to raise money.

Internship Experience

Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C., June - Aug. 2017, finance intern.

  • Maintained fundraising and call trackers for over 50 events, spanning all the Democratic Party’s regions across the country.
  • Raised over $50,000 through cold calls.
  • Conducted extensive donor research and outreach using NGP and other tools.
  • Staffed large fundraising events and assisted staffers of major Democratic Surrogates, like Joe Biden and Tom Perez.

Evans & Katz LLC, Washington, D.C., Aug. - Dec. 2016, compliance intern.

  • Assisted with research, office administration and organization, outreach, and errands for clients.
  • Learned about campaign finance laws and regulations while gaining exposure to candidates.
  • Completed a semester long independent study project on campaign finance laws and its implications.

National Skills Coalition, Washington, D.C., Aug. - Dec. 2016, field intern.

  • Worked with the field team on event outreach.
  • Helped to build and confirm event attendance at state and federal NSC and BLU events.

Kansas Democratic Party, Topeka, Kansas, May - Aug. 2016, deputy communications director.

  • Worked closely with the Communications Director on creating a messaging plan for social media.
  • Created graphics and videos to be shared on Instagram and other social media platforms.
  • Worked with Democratic candidates from across the state in creating YouTube videos.
  • Helped write press releases, daily clips and other documents to be released by the party.

Hillary for Pennsylvania, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Mar. - Apr. 2016, campaign fellow.

  • Coordinated voter outreach, engagement and communication.
  • Attended and organized weekly group phone banks
  • Managed the Dickinson College for Hillary social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania’s Office, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sep. - Dec. 2015, intern.

  • Completed research projects for the chief of staff.
  • Drafted letters to constituents and government officials from the lieutenant governor.

Kansas Democratic Party, Topeka, Kansas, May - Aug. 2015, political intern

  • Created, posted and analyzed content for social media accounts.
  • Compiled data on current legislators and researched potential donors.
  • Helped plan and execute the annual August conference, Demofest.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Studying abroad in Bologna, Italy.

Alex Schechter

Major: political science
Hometown: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Employer: Global Premier Soccer (GPS) Foundation
Job title: development assistant

Job Responsibilities

I am working with a nonprofit in Boston, Massachusetts, which emphasizes bringing soccer and educational opportunities to kids in developing countries and inner cities. I will be helping develop, plan and put fundraising programs into place.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Dickinson has prepared me in numerous ways. I think the biggest takeaway would be that I am more comfortable with who I am and how I present myself. I am more confident in my abilities to present information to others as well.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am excited to work for something that I really am passionate about.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

The friendships that I have made outweigh everything. In the classroom, my research methods course with Professor Sarah Niebler was a defining moment for me as a student.

Gabrielle Fleming

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Major: political science, English
Hometown: Chester, Virginia
Employer: Republican National Convention/Republican Party of Pennsylvania
Job title: field organizer

Job Responsibilities

Field organizers are the face of the Pennsylvania GOP and the RNC on the ground, and they work closely with elected officials, stakeholders and local activists to build, train and recruit a network that is able to accomplish voter contact goals. Field organizers report directly to the regional field director and the deputy state director.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Dickinson has helped prepare me for my future by introducing me to people from all over the world and all different walks of life. Being able to connect and build meaningful relationships with people from all different backgrounds has given me greater empathy and communication skills. I know this facet of my education has prepared me to effectively work with anyone in the future.

Internship Experience

In summer 2017, I was a communications intern at the Republican Party of Pennsylvania at the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, headquarters. My responsibilities included social media content creation, drafting press releases and media advisories, compiling media clips of GOP State Chairman & topical political issues, create fundraising emails, maintain an internal press database, assist in the preparation of official statement, and coordinating media hits (TV/radio/print) for the GOP State Chairman.

What are you most anticipating about your future?

I am looking forward to continuing to connect with citizens of the Carlisle community and Cumberland County at-large, understanding the needs and desires of the region and being an active motivator for positive change.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

A defining moment of my Dickinson experience was having the opportunity to study abroad in London during the summer of 2016. I had never had the opportunity to travel out of the country before, and Dickinson provided me the financial support to be able to do so. I was able to study closely, in real-time, the Brexit debate and gain friends from around the globe.

Sarah (Sally) Matlock

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Major: political science
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Employer: Greystar
Job title: analyst

Job Responsibilities

Working with the portfolio management team in Charleston, South Carolina, on Fund 9's investments.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

The teachers and mentors I met throughout my time at Dickinson allowed me to gain confidence and pursue new avenues.

Internship Experience

  • Lamp Post Group, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Greystar,  Charleston, South Carolina

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My friends, teachers, Greek Life and campus employment.

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Published April 11, 2018