Our Interns

Gain valuable political experience and help elect pro-choice Democratic women across Arizona! Arizona List offers internships spring, summer, and fall across the state. 

Interns have the opportunity to do substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political sector. In addition to work in the office and with candidates, interns blog and contribute to our social media program, learning all aspects of our work. Interns who participate in Arizona List events gain deeper knowledge about the work of our candidates and elected officials. Apply today!

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Claire Knipe

University Of Arizona

Claire is the former chair of Arizona High School Democrats from 2015-2016. She is now a sophomore at the University of Arizona studying political science and gender and women's studies. When not interning for Arizona List she coaches Special Olympics swim and basketball for the city of Tucson, teaches adaptive swim lessons, and coaches a youth cycling team.

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Noe Banuelos Nunez

Arizona State University

Noe Banuelos Nunez is a senior at Arizona State University double majoring in Business Law at the W.P. Carey School of Business, and in Criminal Studies & Criminology at the College of Public Programs graduating in May 2017. I was born in California, but raised in Yuma, AZ. I really enjoy traveling and I have had the privilege to visit Mexico and Mauritius. I spend several weeks in an international volunteer program for several weeks in Mauritius on a project focusing on women empowerment. I am excited to see the various opportunities Arizona List has to offer!

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Daiva Scovil

University High School Tucson

Daiva is a senior at University High School in Tucson, Arizona. She began her first campaign internship during her freshman year and is now the Vice Chair for High School Democrats of Arizona. Daiva became an intern with Arizona List in September 2016.

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Kaitlin Hooker

University Of Arizona

Kaitlin is a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in English and Political Science with an emphasis in Foreign Affairs. Last summer I interned in D.C. for Running Start, a non- profit that trains high-school age women to run for political office, and fell in love with the city and the organization's mission. I then spent last semester working on an independent expenditure campaign through the Feminist Majority to elect Hillary Clinton for President and Ann Kirkpatrick for US Senate. After two devastating losses, I decided that I had to get back to working to elect progressive, pro-choice women to office, which is what brought me to Arizona List. After graduation I hope to move to D.C. and continue working towards women's rights and the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment. I love living in Tucson and some of my hobbies are reading, biking and hiking on our many trails!

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Courtney Abigail Niegocki

University Of Arizona

Courtney is a Tucson local whose interests include hiking, yoga, and coffee. She is a senior at the University of Arizona about to graduate with a degree in political science. Courtney is passionate about making a positive difference in the world; it is a goal she strives for in her everyday life. To help make a positive impact, Courtney joined Arizona List as an intern in January 2017. She believes in the importance of a women's right to govern her own body as well as having female representation in elected positions both at the local, state, and federal level. After graduation, Courtney is looking forward to combining her experience with Arizona List and her academic learning to change the world for the better in the workforce.


Emily Pawluk

Xavier College Prep

Emily is a Junior in high school at Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Az. She is passionate about politics and the mission of Arizona List. She enjoys campaigning, public speaking, and involvement in local politics within the Arizona community. She hopes to be in politics one day herself, and enjoys pushing herself into listening to new ideas and trying new things. Other hobbies of her include, acting, sports, and writing.


Sahara Sajjadi

Desert Mountain High School

Sahara is a former intern for the Arizona Democrats during the 2016 election. She is currently a junior at Desert Mountain High School, with hopes to pursue a political career in the future. She has lived in Arizona her whole life, and knows both Farsi and English. Her hope is to help not just women, but refugees and immigrants as well. When she's not at school or interning, she enjoys writing articles about political issues online. Sahara hopes to help as many people as possible through her internships, and to carry on the knowledge she gains her whole life.


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Chloe Michelle Durand

University of Arizona

Chloe is a junior at the University of Arizona where she is double majoring in Political Science and Global Studies. She is passionate about advocating for women’s rights, specifically reproductive freedom, as well as protecting the environment. In her free time, she likes to volunteer at the women’s shelter, travel, and go hiking. Chloe joined the Arizona List team in Summer 2017.