Originally Posted by Connemara
I'm a Democrat, although I am not registered as such.
As I understand it, jobs like these provide the perfect opportunity for a future in lobbying. I assume that pay is dramatically greater for a lobbyist working in D.C., correct?
Yes, the higher level jobs are a perfect opporunity for a future in lobbying. See the Jack Abrahamoff case for evidence of that. Lobbyists can make great money. But you're going to have to spend some time on the Hill and make all of the necessary contact before moving over to K St.
It helps to be involved in party politics, be it as a volunteer for a local party or with a campaign. You can contact your local representative to see if she or he has openings in the district or DC offices. But know that competition for these kinds of jobs is keen, even with the low pay.
I can't say I've ever met anyone who aspired to be a lobbyist! Especially not a Dem.