2015 Summer Internship Application

The Chicago Republican Party is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Internship Program. What ties us together is the core belief that the people can govern themselves. It is the same belief that drew the founders to create this great nation. We believe that government has become far too large and inefficient while taxpayers are routinely brought to bear the cost of its failures. If you share our values of individualism and personal responsibility, we would like to hear from you.

The Chicago Republican Party Internship Program will provide students and recent graduates with a hands-on learning experience. Each intern will participate in the political process and earn valuable experience. In addition, those who complete the required hours will receive a letter of recommendation from Chairman Chris Cleveland and may also earn school credit*.

*If you are receiving internship credit from your school for participating in the Chicago Republican Party internship program, please attach your school’s requirements and other pertinent information.

Summer Program Dates:
Minimum hours per week: 15 Maximum: 40. Beginning June through late August/early September. (Dates flexible depending on College)


  • Recruit candidates and secure nominations

  • Statistical analysis of districts and voter data

  • Draft press releases, fundraiser letters and member updates

  • Register and coordinate volunteers

  • Maintain social media and website

  • Event planning

Leadership Opportunities:
There will be opportunities for those interns who would like to have more responsibility to move into a leadership role in various campaigns once candidates are on the ballot. Leaders will be selected based on desire and ability. (EG. Field Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraiser & Event Coordinator)

If you would like to participate in the Chicago Republican Party Internship Program, please fill out the application, which includes a brief answer to the questions below included in your cover letter and attach your resume. E-mail the application to michael.federico@chicagogop.com.


Cover Letter: Please include the questions below.

Please provide brief answers to the following questions in your cover letter.
Are you a Republican? Why?
What do you hope to gain from the internship?
Who is your Republican role model and why?
Which political issue would you most like to influence change in? (choose one)

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