Get a Job on a Campaign

If you're interested in working, interning, or volunteering on a political campaign, contact your local or state political party. They should have information about which campaigns are hiring, and may even have training sessions.

Most campaigns have few paid staff, and rely heavily on volunteers. You're unlikely to get a paid campaign position unless you have previous experience volunteering for campaigns, or have been through a training program.

The following organizations typically train you first, then place you on a campaign. They focus on Democratic candidates:

If you know of job banks for other political parties, please send them to us at

Stay Informed, Take Action


See current legislation and key bills in Congress, and find out how legislators voted on bills of interest to social workers.

Go to the NASW Action Center

Advocacy Tips for Social Workers


Social workers can have a major influence on election results and, therefore, legislation, government, and policy. 

Learn more

Increasing Voter Participation

voting booths at a California primary

Voter participation is a social work issue! Learn how you can help get out the vote in your community.

Get voter participation resources