2008 Republican National Convention Announces Summer Internship Program

2008 Republican National Convention Announces Summer Internship Program

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

(SAINT PAUL, Minn.) – The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced that the Committee on Arrangements (COA) will host an Internship Program from June 2 through Sept. 4, 2008. The program will provide college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to participate in the preparation and planning of a quadrennial presidential nominating convention. COA interns will play key roles in the offices of Delegate Services, External Affairs, Communications, and Operations. Interested students are encouraged to apply online at www.GOPConvention2008.com/interns. Applications must be submitted by March 14.

“Republicans will make history in Minneapolis-Saint Paul – and COA interns have the unique opportunity to play a behind-the-scenes role in the planning and execution of a presidential nominating convention,” said convention President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Cino. “Their energy and expertise will be put to good use as we help our eventual Republican nominee become the next President of the United States.”

The Committee on Arrangements is a committee of the Republican National Committee (RNC). The COA’s mission is to plan for and manage the 2008 Republican National Convention for the Republican Party and the future nominee. There are currently more than 40 COA staffers working out of the convention’s downtown Saint Paul headquarters, and that number will eventually grow to more than 140. COA interns will support the offices of Delegate Services, External Affairs, Communications, and Operations.

To be eligible, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university, or have graduated the previous semester. It is important to note that internship positions are unpaid, and that receiving academic credit from the internship is contingent upon an applicant’s university or college. Applicants must be able to stay through September 4, 2008. Please address any questions regarding the intern program or the application process to internship@gopconvention2008.com.

The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held at Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center from September 1-4, 2008. Approximately 45,000 delegates, alternate delegates, members of the media and other guests are expected to attend the convention. Minneapolis-Saint Paul is expected to receive an estimated $150-$160 million positive economic boost from the event. For more information about the 2008 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.GOPConvention2008.com.

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