I'm a student at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan and I'm studying advertising and would like to spend my life working on campaign advertisements. I'm thinking I should find a campaign to work with this summer would be a great opportunity to get my foot in the door to the field of campaign advertisements. I've already filled out volunteer info for the Peter Hoekstra campaign and Mitt Romney campaigns but haven't heard anything back from anyone, I was always under the impression that they will take any volunteer they can and becoming a campaign volunteer was fairly simple. Is it to early in the process for them to take volunteers or whats the deal?
So what do I need to do in order to link up with a campaign? As you can imagine East Lansing is just up the street from the state capital Lansing so I would think there are opportunities literally five minutes up the street from me.
Also any word of wisdom for working in the political advertisement would be greatly appreciated. Michigan State does indeed have a great ad program but political advertisements are not really covered in the program so I feel I need to take proactive steps to get into the field.
It should be noted I'm a huge conservative with libertarian leaning. I watch Fox News many hours every day and check site such as the Drudge Report, HumanEvents.com, Townhall.com on a daily basis. I have a burning passion for small goverment and personal freedoms and think I would be a value to any campaign I'm just having trouble finding one.