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Whether you’re just breaking into politics or working your way up the ladder, Arena can help you land your dream job. 

Our goal is to demystify the political hiring process and equip you with the relevant skills and tools to successfully navigate a career in politics. All of our services are free of charge so that you can focus on what matters most – finding a job that makes an impact. Learn more about what the Arena Careers team can offer you, including special services offered to participants in our training programs.

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Special Support for Arena-Trained Staff

The Arena Careers team is here to help you navigate your career in politics. After participating in any of our training programs, you gain exclusive access to:

Resume Review

A great resume can open doors and help you land a job. We provide personalized resume feedback to all participants in our training programs, both at the time of training and on a semi-annual basis after that.

Virtual Coffees

The Arena community is a vast network of political professionals who can help you get where you want to go. As a participant in one of our training programs, you can sign up for virtual coffees with hundreds of experts who want to help you succeed.

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Stay in the know! Arena-trained staff receive exclusive newsletters from the Arena Careers team with the inside scoop on how to navigate your career in politics and make the most of the Arena community.

Career Coaching

Sometimes what you need to take the next step in your career is a little extra one-on-one support. The Arena Careers team provides career coaching and mentorship to a select number of Arena-trained staff.

Level Up Your Job Search 

Finding a job can be a full time job. Take advantage of these tried and tested tools to make the most of your search.

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“Advice to Black aspiring campaign staff: You are worthy and qualified to be in the room. You are not supportive roles in this, you are necessary leaders in changemaking. Be unapologetically ambitious and fearlessly audacious. “

— Miriam Laeky, Executive Director, Texas Legislative Black Caucus

“Advice to AAPI aspiring campaign staff: You may look different than others in the room or have a different perspective, but that’s something to be embraced, not shied away from. Don’t be afraid to speak up. Your voice and insights are valuable, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. Never underestimate your power!”

— Aanchal Sahay, Manager of Political Programs, Planned Parenthood

“Advice to Latinx aspiring campaign staff: The main reason to stay in the work is how important it is: our democracy, our rights, and our communities are under attack and we need to defend them. Besides that, feeling valued at my work, feeling like I am making a positive impact in our country and in the world, and having the space to grow professionally and learning new things are all things that have kept me engaged with my work.”

— Héctor Portillo, Deputy Director of Targeting, Equis

“Advice to members of the LGBTQ+ community trying to break into politics: Be yourself! As an openly gay LGBTQ+ disabled staffer, I had to love myself early in my career and know that I am Enough. I encourage other staffers to know that you can do it and you are enough!”

— Jeff Pearson, Partner & Co-Founder, Blue Commonwealth Strategies, LLC

“Advice to women trying to break into politics: I would say don’t self-eliminate when job searching! You are more capable and qualified than you may think and any gaps in knowledge can likely be learned on the job. Confidence, adaptability, and a can-do attitude can take you far.”

— Janie Dusenberry, Regional Organizing Director, Mission for Arizona
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