The campaigns listed on our website directly reached out to the Hinckley Institute for interns and volunteers. If your campaign is interested in working with Hinckley Interns, please apply under "Become an Approved 2016 Campaign."
Zach Robinson for House District 49
Zach is running as the democratic candidate for House District 49. House District 49 is located in the southern part of the valley, encompassing parts of Sandy and Cottonwood Heights. Zach ran in 2014 and was just barley defeated by the Republican incumbent. In 2014 we ran an extensive ground campaign and we were able to reach everyone in the GOTV universe. We learned a lot from our 2014 campaign and plan to use what we learned and improve this year. We plan on using the same canvassing strategies while running an extensive mail campaign. Zach is a graduate of the University of Utah and was also a Hinckley Intern. All members of Zach's campaign team have participated in and run campaigns in the past and we all would be excellent resources for any Hinckley Intern.
Areas of Specialization
We will need help with general campaign activities such as putting up signs, canvassing, and making phone calls. Our intern will need to expect to work in the late afternoons during the week to early evenings, and at least some time during the day on Saturdays. Our intern will also learn how to use Votebuilder which is program that allows us to contact potential voters. Our intern will also participate in volunteer recruitment for the campaign and manage our volunteer database. We will also need help with social media.
Qualifications of an Ideal applicant
The ability to communicate and get along with people from all different backgrounds. Our intern will need to be able to do research effectively, and write coherently. Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel isn't required but would be preferable. The ability to handle stress and hard situations is key. The whole campaign team is a fun, laid back group but we do work hard. If you see yourself being able to thrive in that kind of environment we would love to have you as our intern.