Running Start

About Running Start

Running Start was created because young women remain only a tiny fraction of the elected officials and candidates for public office in the United States. To truly build the percentage of women leading in politics, we must get more women to run at a young age. Running Start introduces young women to role models, talks to young women about the importance of politics in their lives, and gives them the encouragement and skills to pursue a career in political leadership.



May 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“Running Start is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that trains women to run for office. I enjoyed being part of a mission that I truly believe in myself. I was able to learn about political campaigning in the US and got to work on important soft skills such as networking and public speaking. I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Lori Trahan and talk, first hand, about how she addresses the needs of her constituents. Overall, I loved the office environment and got to learn a lot from the powerful women who head the organization.”

Project Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Washington, DC
“The work environment was very encouraging. Senior leadership knew every intern and fostered a strong sense of community within the office, regardless of your political affiliation. ”
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