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April 16, 2012 9:37 AM Subscribe
Can I- a college student- work for the Obama campaign (in dc, in chicago, in a swing state) this summer and not starve? Or are there other wacky, do-it-while-you're-young-live-out-of-your-car summer experiences Askmefi would suggest?
posted by 221bbs to work & money (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
So, I am university student studying Political Science. A study abroad trip I was working toward didn't work out for the summer. I want to be useful to someone this summer. I was wondering if anyone here has worked for a national political campaign over a summer break. I wouldn't mind sleeping in the car/eating ramen, but I would need some way of making cash to buy aforementioned ramen. From my initial research it doesn't seem like the obama campaign has any student positions that offer compensation. Yet you always hear of students hoofing it to "where the action is" and somehow making enough for a burger.
And if this is a pipedream/unrealistic, which I admit it might be, please suggest something similar you have experienced. When have you dropped everything and lived simply in pursuit of a meaningful experience?