Getting Work Experience In U.S Politics

Advice by Joe Armer (Organising Fellow On Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign)

Getting epicture2xperience in U.S politics this summer will be trickier than it was last year as there won’t be any major electoral races happening in the US this summer (the next US Senate and House elections will be in November 2018 so campaigns won’t be as big or as active as they would be in Summer 2018). There will be a few big races though – it’s likely that the New Jersey  and Virginia governor’s races will be heavily fought, but the primaries for the candidates won’t be decided until late
r this year so the candidates for the race may not be confirmed until May/June and won’t take future hires until that point.  However, it might be useful to look at the state party’s websites and see if they offer ‘fellowships’ or internships as they will be preparing for the campaigns earlier and will know of any opportunities to work on smaller ‘down ticket’ races.

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Higher Education Review Preparation Officer – Final Blog

As my internship comes to an end, I would have to say that I am astonished at just how much I have learnt and accomplished during my time here, as well as how much I have enjoyed working in the LES College. I am really going to miss it!

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Talent Pool Success Stories – Noel French (

Noel-Welsh-and-Dave-Gurnell-of-UntypedThe Talent Pool is a scheme developed by the University to encourage research students to develop enterprising skills through an intensive training programme. Birmingham and Talent Pool graduate Noel Welsh used these skills when establishing, a service which tests and analyses the effectiveness of corporate websites. This is his account on the helpfulness of the Talent Pool

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