ZDStephens Company created an apprenticeship program to encourage and educate those who are interested in politics, communications, and public affairs. Each apprentice will gain real-world experience by participating in the craft of strategy for our client's campaigns by supporting various projects. Students and graduates from all backgrounds will have the unique opportunity to learn from the ground floor.  

Each applicant will be vetted and assigned a position at ZDStephens Company or in a campaign based on their personal strengths and interests. Each apprentice may be expected to work outside of the normal 9-5 hours, but will gain knowledge and experience that is foundational to a career. 

Some apprentices opt to work on a volunteer basis while others are awarded a paid stipend. Apprentices are able to apply for class credit so long as their university allows it. It is up to the student to request and obtain the necessary paperwork required to receive class credit.

ZDStephens Company offers services in every facet of campaigns, including…

Public Affairs

Real world experience while embedded with one of our public affairs campaigns, with exposure to many facets of strategy and execution.  

Direct Mail

Strategic planning of direct mail programs including targeting, research, copywriting, and creative development. 

Fundraising and Complaince

Develop prospects, manage donor data, track RSVPs, follow up on pledges, collect checks, handle thank you notes, staff events, ensure financial and legal compliance with governmental agencies. 

Digital Consulting and Advertising

Development of digital plans and strategies to further campaign efforts and meet measurable goals.

Field Operations

Direct contact with voters that leverages data and logistics to cut through the noise and deliver the message of the campaign. 

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