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Democracy for America staff and interns put their talents and skills to work each and every day to make the Democratic Party more progressive and move our country forward.
In your cover letter, please tell us in which position you are applying for. If you are applying for an internship, tell us which season or semester you're available, and whether you are applying for a full-time or part-time internship.
We accept applications on a rolling basis.
Fundraising interns develop key skills through a fast-paced, multifaceted internship program. Interns are responsible for a number of intricate projects, many of which are self-driven and incredibly valuable to our team’s overall goals. From scouring our database for new prospective donors to tracking down the latest polling results for our next cultivation piece, each day brings another challenge that will help establish a solid foundation for fundraising in the political world.
Interns also have an opportunity to work alongside our strong team of fundraisers, partnering with our development associates as they pilot our principals through call time and complicated travel schedules -- both basic must-know programs for an upcoming political fundraiser.
Our team is high-energy, fast-paced, and ready to go day-in and day-out. We’re looking for detail-oriented, well organized individuals who share our love for funding the work that needs to be done. Fundraising internships are only available at the Burlington, Vermont office.
Electoral interns are crucial to our endorsement program. In addition to researching, vetting and prioritizing DFA's endorsement applicants, electoral interns will work to identify top districts for DFA involvement in municipal, state and federal elections.
Electoral interns will have experience with online organizing and help craft and manage some of our online programs and help us take offline action. These interns help develop plans to elect progressive public officials and to put some of the biggest issues we face into an electoral context. Interns will be expected to help communicate information about candidates using content management systems such as ActionKit.
Electoral interns should be politically-savvy, creative problem solvers, data-driven, avid readers, proficient writers and interested in public policy. Electoral internships must be completed remotely.
As an intern with the Democracy for America Organizing Department you will have the opportunity to learn by doing within a member driven political action committee, focused on electing progressive champions across the country, at all levels of government. You’ll help organize members, teach grassroots organizing skills, identify leaders, and, most importantly, win campaigns.
Members are the backbone of DFA, and you will gain first hand knowledge of grassroots organizing from forming relationships with members to organizing mass actions and supporting local DFA groups around the country.
The organizing internship requires a commitment to build the progressive movement and elect progressive champions, at all levels of government, now and in the future.
Organizing internships must be completed remotely.
Political interns work directly with members of our Political Team to create and run high-impact issue advocacy campaigns, to engage our members both online and offline, to help our training program run effectively and to support our endorsed candidates during high-stakes elections. Political interns will have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of valuable skills, from email writing to volunteer training to event planning and recruitment. These internships are an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience working in the political world. Political interns need to be self-motivated, reliable and creative with solid writing skills. Most importantly, they must be passionate about progressive issues and willing to do the hard work necessary to make change happen.
Political internships must be completed remotely.
Communications interns help with research, writing, editing, media tracking, pitching the media and a variety of other tasks that are necessary to keep DFA in the news and relevant in this 24/7 news cycle. Using a variety of outlets, including Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Reddit, interns help spread the word about DFA to the world. In this fast-paced world, you’ll never be bored and will be able to watch TV for work, but must pay close attention to detail and value the AP style guide.
Communications internships must be completed remotely.