Political Fundraising Internship
Holloway Consulting, Inc. (Arlington, VA) is recruiting interns to assist with national major donor and DC PAC fundraising efforts on behalf of our growing portfolio of clients.
Our program offers an exciting, all hands-on deck working environment where our interns work in close collaboration with HCI Finance Coordinators to gain skills and abilities that are critically important.
Launched in 2003, Holloway Consulting Inc. is a woman led business that specializes in national major donors and Washington, D.C. PAC fundraising for Republican Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Federal PACs, Super PACs, 527s and 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(3) organizations.
HCI interns are paid $15/ hour and work from our office in Arlington, Virginia. HCI does not offer remote internships.
As we are a Republican firm, we are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about Republican politics. Preferable fields of study include political science, business administration, marketing, and event management.
HCI interns work alongside and on the same projects as our permanent staff in an apprenticeship model, gaining hands on experience in all facets of national fundraising. Our interns are in client-facing situations from the second week of work with us and contribute to ongoing research and communications projects designed to support our client portfolio.
HCI interns learn the research and analytical skills necessary for effective donor prospecting, are are included in the rotation for staffing call time across the portfolio, and can also expect to engage in direct donor outreach on behalf of our clients. The tasks assigned to HCI interns are selected to cultivate skills and confidence required to be effective in our industry.
Over the past 20+ years, HCI has developed scalable methods for outreach, solicitation, and follow-up that allow us to make the most of each client’s time and that train our staff and interns to think strategically about the most productive use of resources including their own time and attention.
As an organization that relies on interns as an integral part of our client support team, HCI is invested in maintaining a positive learning environment that fosters the development of critical skills and professional growth.
We are seeking highly motived college students and recent college graduates with a “can-do” attitude. Successful interns have a propensity for working hard and solving problems while supporting multiple projects simultaneously within limited timeframes.
Ours is a fast-paced environment and there is always more to do than we have extra hands for. We look for students with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills, and individuals who can deal well with moving deadlines and changing priorities. Additional attributes that we look for include a willingness to accept coaching and critical feedback as we teach the techniques involved in successful interactions with donors and other high-level stakeholders, such as specific training on etiquette and effective communication styles.
Preferable fields of study include political science, economics, business, marketing, and event management. Practical experience on a campaign, fundraising, or in a political office setting is a plus.
Strong organizational, telephone, and research skills, as well as a proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office are essential.
- Participate in regular team meetings, where fundraising strategy and planning are discussed
- Provide direct support to HCI clients during national call time
- Prepare daily reports that memorialize call time metrics and detailed follow-up notes
- Participate in outreach activities such as making phone calls to solicit scheduled calls and meetings on behalf of HCI clients
- Conduct research on donor prospects
- Help with mailings of collateral materials to prospective donors
- Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of our donor database through research and data entry
- Assist with candidate fundraising event support (virtual and in person)
How to Apply
If you would like to be considered for an internship placement with HCI, please send a resume with a cover letter that includes your general availability to firstname.lastname@example.org