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P.S. – In Case You Missed It: Knoxville Journal Profile on Campaign Interns
EXCERPT: As local businessman Mark Padgett is preparing for the homestretch of his campaign to become Knoxville’s next mayor, he has had some little helpers along the way.
Padgett and his staff have given major credit to a group of 16 interns that have worked on his campaign during the year, most of them college students. Two of them have left to go to law school, and eight more are expected this fall.
According to Laura Braden, Padgett’s communications director and assistant campaign manager, the interns have performed duties such as data entry, but most of their tasks have been a combination of staffing Padgett at events, research (policy and voters), drafting press releases, helping manage its social media outlets, voter outreach and helping organize fundraisers and events.
Braden, who was an intern several times herself, said their goal for the interns was to show them the ins and outs of a campaign.
“We show them things like explaining strategy, seeing how a media interview works, how a candidate prepares for a debate, how we reach voters, and how we raise money, and so forth,” Braden said. “We try to accommodate different skill sets and interest.
“(The interns’) backgrounds are truly diverse,” Braden continued. “There are some from Knoxville and University of Tennessee students, some out-of-staters who attend UT, some from Knoxville and just graduated from college. We’ve got Republicans and Democrats, and their majors are reflective of the outreach. The one thing they all have in common is that this is their first political campaign.”
Read the full article at the Knoxville Journal.