An Insider's Guide to Political Jobs in Washington by William T. Endicott

By William T. Endicott

Compliment for An Insider's consultant to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON "Bill Endicott has written a awesome description of what Washington political jobs entail, the way you get them, and the place they lead-a public service."-Gerald Ford38th President of the USA, Former Minority chief, U.S. apartment of Representatives"Public carrier is vital to our democracy. invoice Endicott's e-book . . . is the easiest primer i've got learn to assist these drawn to serving in our nation's capital. For these folks who've had the chance to paintings in political jobs, this adventure merits either the person and the country."-Leon PanettaFormer U.S. consultant, Director of the workplace of administration and price range, and White condominium leader of Staff"A view of the method from the inside-from a person who is been there repeatedly. No different resource places the entire serious suggestions into one position as this e-book does. the viewpoint at the procedure is exclusive. the private anecdotes and interviews are worthy. We plan to suggest it to every person who walks within the door hoping to discover a task in politics."-Jennifer Blanck Director of profession and Alumni providers, Georgetown Public coverage Institute, Georgetown collage and -John Noble Director of occupation providers, Kennedy tuition of presidency, Harvard collage

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When you’re young and just starting out, the following people can be part of your network: ➣ Family members. Who in your family knows anything about politics? When I was looking for my first political job, I told my parents, and they introduced me to Republicans because they were Republicans. S. representative and a Democrat. I liked his stance on the issues. It turned out that he needed a campaign staff for an upcoming election, and he offered me a job. Maybe your parents’ business networks can help; quite possibly one of their associates knows someone in politics to talk to.

Many people have gotten full-time jobs this way. The disadvantage of all these programs, of course, is that usually you do not get paid, and you usually have to start out working on more mundane chores before you can prove yourself. Examples from the case studies in Chapter 8 of people whose first government job was in one of these internships include Wendy Greuel, Sylvia Mathews, Sean O’Keefe, Scott Palmer, and Roger Porter. Even Robert Reich, secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, got his first political job as an intern—in the senate office of Robert Kennedy.

Their enemies lose the right to these things—but they live to fight again another day. Endicott_00Intro 12/11/02 3:26 PM Page 19 Hurdles 19 ➣ Politics or statecraft? It is convenient to view American politics as a ritualized form of combat, removing the physical violence and substituting verbal violence. That’s one reason you often hear fight metaphors used to describe politics—“combat,” “boxing,” “war,” and so on. ) Although the war motif (or in some circles, sports motif) does explain a lot about politics, it unfortunately also obscures the greater goal of statecraft—reaching the common good.

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