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Comcast Political Affairs Co-op

Comcast Political Affairs Co-op Philadelphia, PA
  • Requisition #: 171751
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Team: Campus
  • Pub Date: 1/11/18

Program Overview

The Comcast Center Cooperative Internship Program (Co-op) is a six-month internship program based in the greater Philadelphia area. The program is designed to identify high-caliber talent to build our organization with the best and the brightest students who come from a variety of sourcing channels, including on-campus career fairs, partner organizations, and direct applications. In this role you will immerse yourself into the Comcast culture, working side by side with innovative and talented Comcasters. You will cultivate meaningful relationships and develop strong interpersonal and business skills that will set you apart from your peers.

Additionally, your experience will include:

-Engagement: Working on creative, innovative, and thought-provoking projects within various business units at Comcast during your cooperative experience.

-Exposure: An inside look into the day-to-day operations of an organization at the cutting edge of media and technology.

-Professional Development: Exposure to a variety of professional development topics facilitated through our partners at Comcast University and senior leaders within the organization. These sessions include speaker series, skill-building workshops, and networking opportunities.

-Mentorship: Mentoring from fellow colleagues through the Empowering Future Leaders Program (EFLP) to help you navigate your experience, provide coaching, and expand your professional network.

-Fun: Continuously develop relationships with fellow interns through social activities, community building, and networking.

Role Overview

Co-Op will assist with all aspects of Comcast's Political Action Committees (COMPAC). Position requires self-driven candidates who demonstrate a strong desire to actively participate in the political process. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Matching Gift Program

-Assist in the administration of an over $3 million annual program

-Prepare and mail letters/checks to charitable organizations and corresponding donors

-Maintain accurate recordkeeping

-Maintain charity database while updating as needed

-Contact charities to obtain tax-exempt certifications

-Correspond extensively with COMPAC donors regarding pledge information and Matching Gift

-Disbursements for COMPAC

-Make copies of all COMPAC voucher packages

-Log vouchers in a Microsoft Access database and maintain accurate records

-Prepare and mail contributions/letters to both internal staff and political campaigns

-Maintain other records as needed

-Political Fundraisers

-Aid in preparation of event materials such as name cards and invitation lists

-Provide on-site event support such as checking in guests and working with security/catering

-COMPAC Newsletter

-Assist in writing/editing a quarterly internal newsletter that reaches over 15,000 management level employees

-Support Political Affairs staff as needed

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements

-Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from a United States-based college or university that has a 6 month Cooperative learning track (Sophomores, Pre-Juniors & Juniors preferred).

-Major: History, Mathematics, Political Science, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance preferred

-Minimum 3.0 GPA

-Strong interest in the political process

-Exceptional analytical and organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

-Ability to work a set schedule and the ability to work overtime when necessary

-Willingness to learn and work in a fast-paced environment

-Strong interest in the telecommunications, cable and media industries

-Effective communication and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)

-Ability to work on a team but can work self-directed as well

-Authorized to work in the United States of America.

-Comcast is an Affirmative Action/EEO employer M/F/D/V

Core Responsibilities
-Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to worknights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary.
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer