New Politics Forum

New Politics Forum

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Careers in Politics

This program invites you to consider the many opportunities offered by a career in politics. The Careers in Politics seminar provides students with the tools to secure and succeed in a variety of political jobs including, campaigning, lobbying, fundraising, and working at the state legislature and on the Hill.

The training will be offered on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Austin, Texas. Held at the Texas Capitol, NPF is currently recruiting 75 bright, talented students from across the state to attend.

Registration is $25.00 and includes lunch and all conference materials. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships are available.
Topics include:

Working at the State and Federal Level

Few things are as exciting as making a difference. Learn how top staffers in DC and at the Texas legislature got their start. Presenters also offer practical advice on how to get coveted internships and succeed in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.

Working in the Lobby/Advocacy Campaigns

Ever wondered how to promote your message to legislators? Top state lobbyists and advocacy experts explain how to get your cause or client on the agenda.

Working with the Media

From campaigns to state agencies, if you work in a political environment eventually you must deal with the media. Learn this crucial skill through a role-playing exercise that features well-known political reporters.

Making Your Resume Work for You

One of the most important first steps to your political career is getting noticed. Learn how to frame your resume to set yourself apart from other applicants.

Working in the Campaign Industry

Enjoy late nights and hard work in a fun, fast-paced environment? Then working on campaigns might be for you. Meet nationally-known campaign managers and hear from successful young adults who worked their way up in this growing industry.


Show me the money. Few professionals are in as much demand as successful fundraisers. Learn winning strategies in this competitive field from the state's best known Republican and Democratic fundraisers.

Running for Office

You're never too young. Hear the inspiring stories of individuals just like you who made the decision to run. Young candidates and office holders come together to share their trials and tribulations with participants.