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Texas Senator Kirk Watson, Campaign Academy 2016 Student, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11698

Fri, April 15, 2016

Are you a smart, energetic, and creative college junior, senior, recent graduate* or graduate student? Are you interested in obtaining political experience? Are you dedicated to Democratic policies and values? Do you dream of working for current and future Democratic elected officials or even want to be one yourself one day? 
If you answered yes, then the Kirk Watson Campaign Academy (the Academy) is for you! 
The Academy is a unique opportunity designed to give students substantial exposure to practical, campaign-style politics in Texas. 

The Academy is conducted during the summer. It’s a full-time, six-weeks training course on the nuts and bolts of modern politics, as well as the important policy questions that confront state government. 

Each day consists of training in specific campaign tasks by trained campaign professionals. Daily lunch speakers will include current and former elected officials, political consultants, university professors, journalists, and state policy experts. This is a great opportunity to learn political organizing and the key components of political campaigns. 

The Academy is dedicated to ensuring that every student has a rewarding and challenging experience while making a difference in the community. We are prepared to work with your college to explore providing class credit for successful Academy participation. 

Who are we looking for? 
o Smart, energetic, and creative students who are interested in gaining experience in Texas politics 
o Proactive student leaders in their communities who are committed to Democratic ideas and principles 

What are the benefits of the Kirk Watson Campaign Academy? 
o An unprecedented opportunity to work with top political operatives in Texas 
o Receive first-hand experience with professional campaigns and party organizations, engaging in political activities and learning how they function 
o The opportunity to network with leaders in the field 
o Experience for and exposure to potential fellowships and organizing jobs in Travis County and Texas’ upcoming campaigns 

The Campaign Academy will run from May 31st to July 8th, 2016, with sessions each Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There may be additional evening and weekend sessions as necessary. There will be days off for the July 4th holiday.

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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
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