2016 Spring Internship Program

The Chicago Republican Party is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Spring Internship Program. If you have ever been interested in how campaigns are run behind the scenes, then this may be for you.

The Chicago Republican Party Internship Program will provide students and recent graduates with a hands-on learning experience. We will teach you how to work on campaigns and to be more involved locally. As well, depending on what you are looking to get out of the campaign we can help with you earning class 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.

Spring Internship Program Dates:

Available February through May, 2016 (dates flexible depending on situation).

Minimum of 6 hours a week is requested but each individual should contact the CRP to discuss specific arrangements as needed.


  • Help to recruit candidates and secure nominations

  • Statistical analysis of districts and voter data

  • Help with the candidate petition process 

  • 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 and activities in the office. Especially, 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 at michael.federico@chicagogop.com.


Due 2/28/16

Please provide brief answers to the following questions in your cover letter:

Why are you a Republican?
What issue affecting Chicago is most important to you? Why?
What field of politics most interests you? e.g. data, press, messaging, policy, fundraising etc.

Email address: 
University/ College/ High School:
Grade in School: 
Available Start Date: 
Expected End Date:
Any other time constraints:
Other comments:


Thank you. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Federico - michael.federico@chicagogop.com

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