HELP! Political Jobs Explained

If you missed the 2023 Powerful IDEA Virtual Career Expo or would like to rewatch a panel or two, all panels are available on the GAIN Power YouTube.

This week we’re revisiting our panel of political operatives demystifying political jobs, from working on a campaign to being a Hill staffer. Whether you are a recent graduate looking for your first job or a career professional looking to make a change, this one is for you!

Swing Left’s Executive Director Yasmine Radgy moderated the panel. Panelists included:

  • Todd Valentine, Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
  • Taylor Barnes Lord, Director of Engagement, U.S Department of Labor
  • Lila Jaafar, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Intergovernmental Affairs, Peace Corps
  • Ramsey Reid, Director of States, DNC

Watch the full panel below and let us know what you think in the comments!


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