• Dr. Bryan Marshall, Chair

    Dr. Bryan Marshall

    Welcome to the Department of Political Science. Prospective students will find information about majors and what you might study as a Political Science student at Miami University. Current students will find information about your professors, office hours, major and minor requirements, internships, fellowships, jobs, and upcoming current events. Alumni will find information about what other alumni are doing and learn how you might be able to Make a Difference. We are very proud of our faculty, staff, current students and alumni. Please look around and you will understand why.


  • Dr. Marshall Book Tour

    Dr. Marshall

    POL's Department Chair, Dr. Bryan Marshall, is in Washington DC this week to promote his new book, The Committee: A Study of Policy, Power, Politics and Obama's Historic Legislative Agenda on Capitol Hill which he co-authored with Bruce Wolpe (click here for more on the book).  He recently sat on a panel about the book at the Aspen Institute (pictured below).  Other events to promote the book include:

    Congratulations Dr. Marshall!

    Dr. Marshall (far right) with former Congressman Henry Waxman (second from right) and Bruce Wolpe (third from right)

  • POL Collaboration with Howe Writing Center

    Click here to read about POL faculty member Dr. Erica Edward's collaboration with the Howe Writing Center!

    Dr. Edwards with students

    Dr. Edwards pictured with Luke Shackelford, Graduate Assistant Director at the Howe Center, and Mira Patel, a Howe writing consultant

  • Dean's Scholar: Emily Tatum

    Congratulations to POL student Emily Tatum who was named a Dean's Scholar for the 2018-2019 school year!

    The Dean's Scholars Program is designed to encourage scholarly activity among Miami’s best seniors. Scholars are chosen on the basis of proposals they submit in late winter. The project is conducted as an Independent Study during the senior year. The student receives a stipend to support the study.

    In April of each year, the College of Arts and Science will host a one-day conference with poster sessions and presentations by Dean’s Scholars. The students and their mentors organize the conference, having met and organized a steering committee early in the academic year, with the aid of the dean’s office.

    Congratulations to Emily!

  • POL Fulbright Recipient

    Congratulations to POL students Alexa Askari and Autumn Harriger (alternate) who was selected for a Fulbright grant! In total, there were 8 CAS students selected for this honor as well as two alternates. See the list of CAS students below:

    Alexa Askari, Bulgaria, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Majors: Diplomacy and Global Politics, Political Science (BA/MA)
    Minors: History, European Area Studies 

    Hannah Frasco, Malaysia, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Majors: International Studies, Integrated Social Studies Education
    Minor: History

    Sara Giska ‘16, Kazakhstan, Research/Study Program
    Majors: International Studies, Linguistics

    Jack Henne, Germany, English Teaching Assistant Program 
    Majors: German, Economics
    Minor: International Business, Actuarial Science

    Camila Kowalski, Spain, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Majors: Integrated Mathematics Education, Spanish

    Katherine Melberg, Germany, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Majors: Classical Humanities, Classical Languages

    Tory Paez ‘12, Mexico, Binational Internship Program  
    Major: Management and Organizations
    Minor: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

    John Steele ‘14, South Korea, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Major: Social Justice Studies
    Minor: Political Science

    Allison Van Twisk, Germany, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Majors: International Studies, Economics


    The Alternates are:

    Autumn Harriger, Russia, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Major: Political Science, History

    Aaron Kawamura, Argentina, English Teaching Assistant Program  
    Major: Individualized Studies

    Tory Paez ‘12, Mexico, Binational Internship Program  
    Major: Management and Organizations
    Minor: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

  • International Studies Association annual meeting

    Dr. Laura Neack at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, April 2018 with Karen Mingst and Eric Selbin.

    ISA 2018

  • ASG Cabinet Elections

    Congratulations to the following POL majors who were elected to Associated Student Government Cabinet for the 2018-2019 school year:

    • Junior Charles Kennick was elected as the secretary for off-campus affairs. Kennick is a public administration and anthropology major.
    • Junior Molly O’Donnell was elected as the secretary for infrastructure and sustainability. O’Donnell is a double major in public administration and statistics.
    • Junior Annika Fowler was re-elected as the secretary for academic affairs. Fowler is a double major in finance and political science.
    • Sophomore Tatum Andres was elected as speaker pro tempore. Andres is a political science major.
    • Junior Madeline Zinkl was elected as the chief of staff. Zinkl is a political science and accountancy major.

    Congratulations to all!
  • Congratulations Mock Trial...National Champions!

    Congratulations to the Miami University Mock Trial team. They won the National Championship over the weekend, defeating Yale in the final round. Congrats to all team members!

     Mock Trial Team

  • Congrats Dr. Pankiewicz

    Dr. Nicole Pankiewicz recently received Miami's Career Development Award for her work with students, actively supporting career development and career advising.  Congratulations Nicole! Nicole with her awardDr. Pankiewicz with her award.
  • In Memoriam: Karen Dawisha

    From Dr. Bryan Marshall, Chair, Department of Political Science: 

    Karen Dawisha

    It is with great sadness that I share the news that one of POL's retired faculty members, Dr. Karen Dawisha, passed away on April 11. Both Karen and her husband, Dr. Adeed Dawisha had been POL faculty members from 2000 through their retirement in 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with Adeed and their family. 

    Miami News Release

  • Miami's Online Job Board: Handshake

  • POL student wins Goldman Memorial Prize

    Jacob Bruggeman, a junior History and Political Science double major, has been selected as one of two recipients of the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize for the 2018-19 academic year. 

    One of the largest awards of its kind in the nation, the Goldman Prize provides support to nourish independent student scholarship and creative activity. The $11,000 prize is awarded to a rising senior, who will be supported for a year to carry out independently designed projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Jacob's project, entitled "The Origins of Homelessness in Frontier Cities: A Comparative Study of Cincinnati, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Albuquerque, and Salt Lake City," will be overseen by his faculty mentor, Dr. Andrew Offenburger.

    Congratulations to Jacob on this outstanding achievement!

    Jacob Bruggeman

    Jacob Bruggeman

  • POL Graduate Featured in Story

    See the link below about Phyllis Kyei Mensah, a graduate of the Department's MA program in 2017:

    Phyllis Kyei Mensah

    Phyllis Kyei Mensah at work.




  • How do I apply for internship credit?

    Visit the Internships and Fellowships page for information and to submit your internship application using our online more paper!

    Internships and Fellowships

  • When can I meet with my professor?

    All of the POL faculty and staff Fall 2016 office hours can be found on the POL website. The list also includes office numbers, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

    Faculty Office Hours

  • Who is my POL Advisor?

    The POL advisors list has been updated for 2017-18. NOTE: Advisors have been assigned for incoming first year students (2017) and returning students (began before this fall). Be sure you check the correct list to find your advisor. You should also be able to find your assigned advisor on MyMiami once updated. 

    Who is my POL Advisor?

  • When are my final exams?

    Final examinations are based on a schedule published by Miami at the beginning of each semester. You can look up your final exams based on the days and times your class meets during the semester.

    Final Examination Schedule

  • Does POL offer Undergraduate Associate experiences?

    Yes. Many POL faculty members invite high potential undergraduate students to serve as an Undergraduate Associate in their classrooms. You are encouraged to talk to your professor about the UA Program and express your interest in this unique and valuable experience.

    Visit the UA Program website for additional information.

    Undergraduate Associate forms

  • What is the "experiential learning" requirement?

    The Global Miami Plan now requires incoming students to complete an experiential learning requirement. From the EL website, "Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience in a real world or an "out of the traditional classroom" context. It offers students the opportunity to initiate lifelong learning through the development and application of academic knowledge and skills in new or different settings."

    Visit the EL website for additional information and courses that satisfy the requirement.

  • What courses can I take?

    POL offers a wide variety of courses each semester. Visit the course catalog to read brief descriptions of the POL course offerings. NOTE: not every course is offered every semester.

    POL Course Descriptions

    Global Miami Plan


  • To be announced...



  • Internship Disclaimer

    The internships, fellowships, and opportunities posted on this website are for student informational purposes and should not be considered an endorsement by Miami University or the Department of Political Science of any political party, candidate, or special interest group.
  • Congressman Joyce Internship

    Posted 7/18: Intern for Congressman Dave Joyce

    In their Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for high school and college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

    In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

     For more information click here, or contact Burke Smith, or (202) 225-5731

  • Intern for Senator Portman

    Posted 7/17:

    Senator Rob Portman's office is now accepting applications for Fall internships in the Cincinnati office.

    Internships in the Cincinnati office of Senator Rob Portman offer college-aged students an exciting introduction to the U.S. Senate and the workings of a Senate office.  

    Interns are assigned to work alongside staff responsible for the Senator’s legislative, press, and administrative operations.

    Internships are designed primarily for students who have completed at least one full year of collegiate undergraduate coursework. Preference is given to students who are residents of Ohio.

    Applications will be reviewed for 2018 Fall Semester internships on a rolling basis. Please complete the appropriate application below and email it to along with: 1) resume; 2) one page explanation of interest in the internship; and 3) two letters of recommendation.

    Please contact the office at 513-684-3265 or via email at for any questions regarding Senator Portman’s Internship program.

    The application can be accessed here:

  • 2019 White House Internship

    Spring 2019 White House Internship Program


    The Spring 2019 White House Internship Program application is now open. 


    The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 


    The Spring 2019 White House Internship Program term runs from Wednesday, January 16 to Friday, April 12, 2019.  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the internship program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible.  Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:


    - Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).


    - Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.


    - Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.


    The White House Internship Program is highly competitive.  Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration.  Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to  More information, including details about placements in the White House Internship Program and a list of frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website:


  • Aftab for Congress


    Do you want to get more involved in the political process? Do you want to help bring a new

    direction to Congress?

    Aftab Pureval is a young progressive running for House of Representatives in Ohio’s 1st District,

    and his campaign is looking for motivated and enthusiastic students to join his team. Click here to learn more about his campaign.


    Interns will get the opportunity to work up-close on a political campaign, working with a diverse

    staff to assist with event planning, fundraising, communications, and policy research.


    • Meet and form relationships with elected officials and community leaders
    • Explore and learn about different communities within Ohio’s 1st district
    • Expand your personal network
    • Build marketable skills in areas such as communications, research, and beyond
    • Help coordinate events such as parades, rallies, and fundraising events
    • Fun and challenging work atmosphere


    Interns will generally be expected to work 10-20 hours a week. The campaign is willing to work

    around students’ class and homework schedules to set up weekly hours, and will be flexible and

    understanding with students.


    • Genuine interest in politics and learning more about local communities
    • Able to talk and work with people of diverse backgrounds
    • Organized and thorough
    • Able to handle multiple tasks at once
    • Self-sufficient; able to work without constant supervision

    This internship is unpaid, but the campaign will gladly assist with fulfilling any college credit


    Please contact Peter Bandrowsky at to ask any questions or send a

    resume to apply.

  • Rangel Fellowship and the Virtual Student Federal Service

    Posted 7/9:

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S.Department of State program, administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding

    young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records

    and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign

    Service, women, and those with financial need. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the

    United States overseas.


    Application Deadline


    Phone: 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002



    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2019 for a two-year program at a U.S.-based institution
    • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.


    Virtual Student Federal Service
    Now Accepting Applications

    The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual StudentFederal Service (VSFS).

    The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 1,500 positions with 50+ federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

    Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2018 through 2019. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript. 

    Students play an important role in moving the government forward from analog to digital. There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more! 

    eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.

  • White House Fellows

    Posted 7/9:

    Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

    Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

    For more information and to apply, click here.

  • 2018 Pickering Fellowship

    Posted 6/29:

    The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program at! 

    Application Deadline: September 20, 2018

    Program Contact



    The Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fellowship.

    The Pickering Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates. The Program welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.  Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.


    Program Benefits

    An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in mid-June 2019.

    Two summer internships, one in Washington, D.C. in the summer 2020 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2021.

    Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.

    Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.

    Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.


    Eligibility Requirements

    U.S. citizenship

    Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2019 for a two-year graduate program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution

    Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application


    About the U.S. Foreign Service

    Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington, D.C. and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.


    Posted 6/6:

    Shale Insight 2018

  • Sara Bitter for Ohio Senate

    Posted 5/30:

    Are you interested in politics? Are you looking for a way to help Ohio take a step in the right direction?  Or should we say left?

    You can build your resume and get first-hand experience on the campaign trail. Campaign interns get the opportunity to meet key players shaping Ohio’s political landscape. Interns will also be able to take part in parades and community events, which doesn’t seem like work at all! Interns coordinate events, keep campaign information up to date, and manage various tasks and projects related to the campaign.

    Sara Bitter is a candidate for Ohio State senate in district 7. She is running for the Ohio State Senate because as a parent, lawyer and advocate, she knows just how important it is for families and communities to have access to good healthcare, education, jobs, housing and transportation.  She also knows that parents of children with special healthcare needs, families who have loved ones living with mental health conditions and communities torn apart by the opioid crisis, do not have lobbyists.

    One of Sara’s main reasons for running for office is to create a Non-Partisan Disability, Mental Health and Addiction Caucus and to bring these voices to the Ohio legislature in Columbus.

    Seeking Summer and Fall interns. Flexible hours, unpaid. Personal Transportation required. Located in Blue Ash, OH 45241

    Email for more information.

  • Sherrod Brown 2018

    Posted 5/24:

    Friends of Sherrod Brown is searching for interns to support various departments of the campaign.  A communications intern's responsibilities will include monitoring media as well as transcribing, organizing, and helping to draft campaign materials. Other positions will include outreach and canvasing. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on campaign experience on one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.

    This is a summer-long position with flexible start and end dates and the possibility to stay on through the fall. Most interns are based out of Columbus, but there are opportunities all across Ohio. Part-time and full-time applicants will be considered.

    To apply, please send a resume (cover letters are optional) to Please make the subject line "Potential Intern - YOUR NAME."
  • Summer Intern for Grant Goodrich

    Posted 4/26

    Want to help turn a red Congressional seat blue in NE Ohio this summer?  Grant Goodrich - Democratic candidate for Ohio's 16th Congressional District - is a former Marine, a farm-owner, and the Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute. If you'd like to intern with the campaign, please send a resume to  We will need help with voter contact, finance research, and other facets of the campaign. Paid stipends and supporter housing may be available for full time interns!  Find out more at

  • Dewine Husted Campaign

    Posted 4/19: Intern with DeWine/Husted for Ohio!

    DeWine Husted for Ohio is searching for motivated interns in their Columbus office for the Winter and Spring of 2018!

    • Elect the next Governor and Lt. Governor of Ohio
    • Gain political experience in a crucial battleground state
    • Attend events and rallies
    • Get an inside view of how campaigns work

    Contact Haylee Dunahay for more information at

  • Intern in Nepal

    Posted 4/9:

    There cannot be a better, more dazzling experience than doing an internship in a culturally rich, naturally diverse country. Students from around the world have joined Internship Nepal’s ultimate internship and electives experience for more than 10 years. Now, Internship Nepal has become even more practical, innovative and impactful in its approach to abroad internships.

    We have redefined and improvised on our internship placement programs and strategies starting from this new enthusiastic year. We are offering students of Law, Human Rights Research and Political Science from all over the world with conveniently customized program modules for their internships in Nepal.


    Our highly regarded Law, Human Rights and Political Science Internship 2018 is more objective-driven than ever; the program comes blended with following inclusions and activities:



    • Accommodations - Food / Wi-Fi/ Homestay at surprisingly affordable costs


    • Placements in various organizations working in the field of Human Rights


    • Data/ facts recollection, research and statistical analysis


    • Brainstorming, interaction sessions and presentations


    • Interviews with renowned personnel in this line of work


    • Library visits, reports and thesis preparation


    • Regular Hikes/trips/tours inside and outside Kathmandu valley


    • Guaranteed continuous guidance and individual support to the students from trained journalists and professional/s


    • Practical, competitive and pro-active approach on the field as is demanded by this line of work


    Do spread a word among the students about this marvelous opportunity! 


    For additional information, be sure to check out Law, Human Rights and Political Science section on our website.


    Students can email us directly at or visit our website for more information.

  • City Year 2018

    Posted 4/4:

     City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization in 28 cities across the US, is currently hiring AmeriCorps members for the 2018-2019 school year. I think you are a strong fit for this position and highly encourage you to apply. 

    City Year AmeriCops members serve full-time in high-need schools to help students build social-emotional and academic skills.  City Year trains our AmeriCorps members to be leaders in a challenging role to support students where they are, not as teachers, but as near-peer student success coaches.

    The benefits of serving a year with City Year include:

    I encourage you to consider this opportunity or refer a friend who has the interest, passion and skills to help students reach their full potential.


    If you or someone you know is interested in learning moreplease complete this form to get in touch with a City Year recruiter today.


  • OHDC Internship Program

    Posted 3/26:

    OHDC Internship Program The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is currently seeking motivated, politically-minded individuals to join the OHDC Internship Program for the 2018 election cycle.

    Interns will work directly with a Democratic candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives.

    Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to have the following qualities:

    • Interest in politics, government, campaigns and/or public affairs
    • Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to multitask and manage time effectively
    • Strong attention to detail Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to perform the following tasks:
    • Work with the caucus on upkeep and maintenance of donor database
    • Donor research
    • Produce weekly news clips of House candidates and opponents
    • Analysis of campaign data
    • Direct voter contact by phone and/or door
    • Other duties as needed Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to gain the following skills:
    • Wide ranging-knowledge of campaign strategy and targeting
    • Research and tracking techniques
    • Data tracking and upkeep
    • Familiarity with NGP VAN and VoteBuilder software

    Application Process:

    Applicants should submit a resume to Nick Tuell at with a subject line: “Internship Application”. Please include your availability and location. Placement is flexible depending on your location.

  • Clinton Global Initiative

    Posted 3/19:

    Apply to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2018 meeting with President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton from October 19-21 at the University of Chicago.  This three-day event is an exciting opportunity to bring together students around the world who are committed to addressing society’s most pressing challenges.  

    If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to check out the links below:

    Student application (final application deadline is 4/23)

    CGI U 2018 Social Media Toolkit

    CGI University Network overview

    CGI U Overview

    Highlights from our CGI U 2017 meeting

  • Volunteer for Carrie Davis's Campaign

    Posted 3/12:

    Summer Credits Offered for Volunteer Services on Democratic Candidate's Campaign

    Novice, Democratic Campaign Seeking Volunteers for Spring – Summer - Fall

    Executive Campaign Staff Needed

    Financial Bonuses Available for Performance  




    These roles describe the responsibilities in a campaign. This is a small, grassroots  campaign, so volunteers may  perform duties in various roles and volunteers are expected to work collaboratively as a team. However, roles will be assigned and the responsibility lies with that person.  Positions include, but are not limited to:


    The campaign manager oversees all aspects of the campaign including day-to-day operations.  They are also responsible for creating and managing the campaign budget. Campaign managers must have excellent organizational skills, be level-headed, have good interpersonal skills and not be afraid of raising money.


    The campaign treasurer oversees the financial and accounting aspects of the campaign. They monitor all contributions, maintain financial records and are responsible for compliance with the relevant election board. On smaller campaigns treasurers may have the responsibility to approve expenditures and assist in the preparation and monitoring of the budget. Campaign treasurers are often the only other individual, apart from the candidate, whose name is filed with an election authority.


    The communications director is in charge of all of the campaign’s interactions with the media. They build relationships with the press, communicate with the media as the key spokesperson, set up interviews and identify media opportunities for the campaign. They may help write and develop campaign literature, draft speeches for the candidate and create copy for the campaign web site. The communications director should have prior experience and contacts with the media, be a good writer and communicator, and be a pro-active

    thinker and strategist.


    This information technology manager coordinates and manages all aspects of the campaign with regard to technology – web site, database, computer infrastructure, etc. The IT manager’s responsibilities might range from maintaining the web site to developing the database to providing a computer network for the staff.  This person needs to have a broad knowledge of technology, computers and software and be able to work in a rapid-paced environment. In larger campaigns the web site and data responsibilities would likely be split.

    To apply:  email ASAP a simple resume/ outline/letter to

    Please include what position, talent, and objectives you are seeking to pursue; the period of time & the number of weekly hours you'd prefer to contribute.  If a position does not suit your personal needs or interests, please feel free to propose a position and duties. 


  • Sherrod Brown 2018 Campaign

    Posted 3/8: 2018 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

    Senator Sherrod Brown is running for re-election in 2018 and his campaign is seeking motivated and enthusiastic students to become fellows on his fundraising and field teams.

    Description: This fellowship will have two parts: one in Columbus during summer 2018, and one at the fellow’s college campus during the fall semester. In the summer, fellows will become fully trained members of the finance team and will receive a thorough college campus organizing training. Fellows will also meet with staff and supporters across the state of Ohio. When fellows return to school in the fall, they will continue their work for the finance team and help organize for Senator Brown on their college campus. This two-part fellowship program will give students an excellent opportunity to be a part of one of the most competitive senate races in the country and will give them exclusive networking opportunities.

    Requirements: Fellows must be college students who are planning to be enrolled in the fall semester of 2018 on their college campus. They must be able to be in Columbus for eight consecutive weeks in the summer of 2018. During those eight weeks, students are expected to be in the Columbus office for 20 to 30 hours a week. If needed, the campaign will try and provide supporter housing for students to live in Columbus.

    Benefits: The fellowship is unpaid, however there will be many networking and professional development opportunities for students. Fellows will be connected with staff from the campaign, the Ohio Democratic Party, and prominent political leaders in Ohio. They will also receive extensive campaign finance and field organizing trainings, which are valuable skills in both politics and a wide range of different career paths. This program is unique in the opportunities it offers participants for professional and leadership development.

    If interested in a position, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Caroline Gonzalez at

  • Bill Ebben Congressional Campaign

    Posted 3/5:

    Interested in working on a congressional campaign?  Bill Ebben is running for Congress in the 8th Congressional District and is looking for volunteer interns.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Stevie by phone (513 236 3333) or email (

    The internship would be on a volunteer basis, but academic credit could be arranged.


  • Job Shadow August 9

    Posted 6/27:

    Job Shadow Day
     August 9
    Location: Cincinnati
    All majors/years welcome!

    Participate in a one-day job shadow on Thursday, August 9 focusing on a variety of industries. The Job Shadow Day will occur at separate organizations in the Cincinnati area.

    Students can participate in job shadowing at various companies that hire Miami students. Participating organizations include:

    • Standard Textile
    • Mercy Health

    Additional participating organizations will be announced shortly.

    Apply for Registration

    You can apply for Job Shadow Day through Miami’s online recruiting software, Handshake.

    Click here for more information.

  • Miami Alumni Connect

    Miami Alumni Connect for students

    As a Miami student, you have access to one of the most innovative career programs in the nation! Miami Alumni Connect makes it easy to find professionals that were once in your shoes, so you can build a network and seek expertise to help you grow. There are a number of tools and features, like 30-minute flash mentoring conversations with Miami alumni mentors, in-person or via phone video chat, and a discussion forum for anonymous career-related questions. You can even find alumni who participated in the same student organizations as you through the easy-to-use filtering tool. Sign up and get connected with Miami alumni eager to help you at!