NEW: Politics Programme USA

 

So What is the Politics Programme?

This programme specialises in organising short-term placements on international political campaigns.

For political enthusiasts; whether you’re a student, a graduate, a young professional or a politically minded individual, this is an incomparable experience and the opportunity to immerse yourself in political campaigning across the world!

If you’re already interested, you can apply with this form!

In arguably the most exciting period in recent times for American politics, get in on the action! Secure a placement at the campaign headquarters of someone running for office in the United States. This can be anyone of your choice so don’t hold back! Campaign placements are at various levels of government, including Congressional (Senate and House of Representatives), Gubernatorial, State Legislation, Judiciary and local council.

Travel internationally!

We have placements available in California, New Hampshire and Florida. Travel anywhere else in the US for up to 60 days after your placement has finished too! That’s 2 months of freedom to roadtrip your way around the US!

Gain Experience and Build Your CV

Help out the campaign by canvassing, phone-banking, staffing events, distributing literature, taking part in voting registration drives or contributing to social media and communications.

Bridge The Gap From College To Career

If you have studied or are studying Political Studies/Science, international Studies or American Politics and foreign policy this is the placement for you. Or if you have a keen interest in American politics and want to gain experience few can match, sign up today!

Meet Likeminded People

All our placements are in groups of five so you’ve got an instant crew to chat politics with. You’ll stay with host families who are as passionate and driven as you about politics, and wanting to get their candidate on the ticket.

This Is An Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Placements are only available for a two week or one month period starting from October 11th, 2018. There are less than 20 placements available for this year and we cannot guarantee placements for 2019. So, really, if this does sound lie something you could be interested in, you’re better off applying now than being disappointed when they’re all gone!

Costs

€1,699 covers the following;

  • Campaign placement
  • Return Flights
  • Visa Application
  • Accommodation for the duration of the placement
  • Meet and Greet upon arrival
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Training session for one day with other participants
  • 24/7 support through email/phone when on placement

Please note placements are unpaid as it is illegal for political parties to pay their volunteers.

The Process

  1. Fill out the application form to tell us why you should get placed
  2. Pay a deposit of €199
  3. We’ll work on getting you placed at the political party of your choice
  4. Book your flights and pay your balance
  5. We’ll process your visa
  6. Pack your bags and go!!

Still Not Convinced?

We’ll let someone who has been on the programme tell you all about it!

Take it away Catherine!

“I was campaigning to elect Katie Porter to Congressional District 45 in orange county, CA. I have loved being really involved in how the campaigns work over here – you’re based in the campaign HQ and you can see everything that’s going on day to day. People rally around to build support and momentum to help get the candidate elected. I’ll soon start applying for graduate jobs so I think this placement will be a really unique period in my life to discuss in interviews. It will also enable me to stand out a bit more from other candidates on my CV.  It’s helped me increase my confidence massively when speaking to people through canvassing and phone-banking – especially on topics that you’re not an expert on, but you need to have those conversations anyway. I think this will be really useful when communicating with recruiters”

Apply here now! Or contact USIT on;

  • Email – info@usit.ie
  • Phone – 01-602-1906