"Not only does an internship allow you to work hard and gain experience, but it also allows an employer to experience how hard of a worker you are."
-R.J. Calvo, Health Educator, City of Lubbock Health Department
|Shane hard at work|
At any rate, a couple months ago I was asked if I'd like to be an intern for a campaign for Representative Shane Schoeller who is running for Secretary of State for the state of Missouri (He is the current Speaker Pro-Temp of the Missouri House of Representatives.) I immediately jumped on the opportunity to help out in any way I could and now, two months later, I'm totally immersed into this campaign. After working for Shane I truly believe that he is the right candidate for the job. He's even been endorsed by John Ashcroft, who served as Attorney General under George W. Bush.
Whether it be doing little things for the campaign like making phone calls to check for people who will RSVP to a fundraising event, putting up signs all over Missouri, helping navigate the field representative for Southwest MO to the events that we have to be at, knocking on doors to tell people to vote for Shane, or even walking in parades and passing out literature about Shane--these are the things that I have been working on for the last few weeks.
This is definitely a resume builder that I'm sure will help me in the long run. I've already gotten to meet some fantastic people and politicians from across the state, I've been able to attend many events all over the state, and I've been able to--most importantly--learn more about the way that government and politics work. Never would I have thought that it takes as much work as it does to work on a campaign, even just a state-wide campaign. There are hundreds of volunteers that are helping with this campaign coming from all over the state to help us every single day. Every day there is at least, guaranteed, five to ten events that are happening roughly around the same time and yes, someone has to be at all of them even if Shane cannot.
|A glimpse of some of Shane's tweets|
On top of working the campaign it's become common knowledge throughout the people who are running this campaign that I am very "social-media-savvy." The first time I ever met Shane he immediately recognized me because I had tweeted about him a few times. Just this week it got around to some other people in the campaign that I'd like to help out with the social media aspect of the campaign and I've started giving advice to them whenever need-be.
While I'm talking about social media I'll give you a couple links so you can see more about Shane Schoeller and our campaign: Facebook, Twitter, and his website (click on the links.)
I feel honored to be working on this campaign and have this opportunity. I think Shane will win the primary most certainly, and who knows, maybe he will be sitting in the Missouri Secretary of State's office at this time next year? I pray he will be.
Oh just a quick reminder, remember to vote this August 7th--and remember to vote for Shane Schoeller for Secretary of State of Missouri.
And that was Lindsey's thought of the day, where Lindsey shares an Everyday Thought.