8 Cool Jobs in Politics

Whether it’s because of the 2018 Elections or the evening news, politics are all around us these days. If you’re fired up about a particular issue or political party, now is a perfect time to get off the couch and head towards your state or federal capital. Here are 8 cool jobs in politics that will take your civic duty to the next level. Apply today!
Legislative Assistant-Assembly Republican Offices, State of Wisconsin
Location: Madison, WI
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $33k-$55k
Job Details: “The Wisconsin State Legislature is looking for conservative-minded individuals to assist representatives in fulfilling their state duties by providing support in the areas of administration, communication, research and constituent relations. These are full-time, primarily entry-level positions with a start date of January 7, 2019.”
Assistant Director (Lobbyist), AIPAC
Location: Washington, DC
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $88k-$134k
Job Details: “The Assistant Director, Policy and Government Affairs (PGA) will serve as one of AIPAC’s registered lobbyists, responsible for building and maintaining relationships on Capitol Hill and with the broader Washington, D.C. policy community to support and promote AIPAC’s legislative agenda. Build and maintain strong relationships with members of Congress, congressional staff and other policy professionals in Washington, D.C. in support and promotion of a comprehensive legislative agenda.”
Intelligence Research Specialist, US Department of Justice
Location: Washington, DC
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $76k-$108k
Job Details: “The selectee of this position serves as an Intelligence Research Specialist. You will be responsible for conducting criminal and intelligence research and strategic analysis to assess threats to the protection of government shareholders from criminal and/or terrorist elements.”
Staff Assistant, U.S. Senate
Location: Washington, DC
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $31k-$47k
Job Details: “The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth seeks a full-time Staff Assistant. The position is based in the Senator’s Chicago Office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing administrative support to the Chicago office, assisting with general office operations and drafting formal correspondence for individuals and organizations.”
Politics Reporter, Vice Media
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $43k-$71k
Job Details: “VICE News is looking for an aggressive politics reporter to join our digital newsroom. The position will require the candidate to cover one of the most important and competitive beats in the world, and will serve as our lead political reporter on our digital platforms. We’re looking for a reporter who is thorough and obsessive, and who has a proven history of scoops or differentiated coverage.”
Voting Rights Associate/Attorney, ACLU of Northern California
Location: Sacramento, CA
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $17-$33Per Hour
Job Details: “The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) seeks an advocate with three to four years of relevant experience to help advance voting rights across California. The Voting Rights Associate is a critical member of the ACLU of California’s Voting Rights Project team, which works to protect and promote the voting rights of Californians by utilizing a range of advocacy strategies, including collaborative work with other advocates and election officials, legislative and administrative advocacy, strategic communications/media, and litigation.”
Director of Government Affairs, CLEAR
Location: Washington, DC
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $78k-$120k
Job Details: “CLEAR is looking for a Director of Government and Regulatory affairs who is accountable for developing and executing strategies to proactively respond to federal, state, local and other public policy agencies and legislation to maintain the company’s positive image and ensure an optimal operating environment. This role promotes and advocates at the federal, state, and local levels to shape and advance company interests.”
Senior Economist, International Center for Research on Women
Location: Washington, DC
Glassdoor Salary Estimate: $155k-$246k
Job Details: “The Senior Economist will conceptualize, lead and provide technical oversight to multiple research and evaluation projects focused on gender, economic empowerment and livelihoods. The successful candidate will lead and contribute to projects across sectors and topics, including agriculture, labor markets, intrahousehold bargaining, unpaid care and trade.”
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