Being in college during a presidential election year is a pretty cool thing, and if you stretch it out, you can get two! Normally, kids who have a hard-on for politics will figure out a way to get involved, sometimes even taking the fall off to work as an intern/low-level employee for a major campaign. Hell, even Vierdsen did it in 2000.
But, there are some things you expect. For instance, if you’re at the national office for a presidential campaign, especially the Republican candidate, you’d expect a stipend, or at least some help with housing and transportation.
Not with Old Man McCain, though. He wants you to devote 16-hour days to his doomed campaign without one ounce of help from his operation. You’re young – live in your car, which you won’t be able to drive once you get there, because gas prices are astronomical and the campaign won’t help you pay for it.
From: John Cummins [mailto:Volunteer2@JohnMcCain.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:10 PM
Subject: McCain Campaign Internships
John McCain 2008
John McCain needs YOU!
The John McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign is looking for interns for positions available immediately in our Arlington, Virginia headquarters.
In addition to giving you real-world work experience, this program provides an opportunity to participate in the most exciting presidential election in history! Campaign Internships are unpaid and participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing.
Interns will work with staff on various projects essential to the campaign and play a significant role in Senator McCain’s campaign.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter (with availability) to: Volunteer2@JohnMcCain.com
John Cummins, Deputy Director of Volunteers
John McCain Needs New Interns! [Wonkette]