The Accounting Department manages both the budget and finances for the DNC. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings are completed timely and accurately in compliance with FEC guidelines; maintaining vendor relations, coordinating timely payments, processing invoices and reimbursements, tracking donor deposits, and helping to administer DNC’s joint fundraisers with various campaigns and states.
Association of Democratic State Chairs (ASDC)
The Association of State Democratic Chairs provides guidance, support, and technical assistance to state Democratic parties. It trains new state chairs, vice chairs, executive directors, and staff. It serves as a liaison for state parties and coordinates meetings and forums. A list of current state chairs, state party headquarters, and executive directors is available from the ASDC office.
The Communications Department facilitates the DNC's interaction with the press. Using traditional methods of communication (e.g. press releases and media events) in combination with new media tools (e.g. web ads and online components), communications works to promote President Obama's agenda for change and provide support to our state parties and Organizing for America. Through our rapid response, research efforts and regional press team, communications holds Republicans accountable, advance Democratic principles, and help Democrats win elections.
The Digital Department specializes in online organizing, advocacy, and fundraising, communicating directly with the DNC's long-time subscribers and newly-recruited members. By using the DNC's own website and email lists, as well as social media such as Facebook and Twitter, the new media department is continuing to build on the Obama campaign's success to harness online interaction and participation to help pass the President's agenda and elect Democratic candidates across the country.
Executive Director’s Office (ED)
The office of the ED provides central management of the Democratic National Committee. It coordinates the work of DNC Divisions to ensure an efficient and coordinated strategy and program. The Executive Director (ED) develops the strategic plan for the DNC as it relates to supporting a democratic president’s agenda and the election of Democrats at Federal and state levels and insuring that the strategy is implemented. The ED also oversees the day-to-day operation of the Committee.
The Finance Department oversees the fundraising operations at the DNC and is responsible for raising the funds that fuel Democratic Party activities in all 50 states. An intern in finance will learn the ins and outs of political fundraising. Interns will assist finance staff in the planning and execution of DNC fundraisers across the country. Typical daily intern tasks will consist of promoting upcoming events, managing donor databases, processing contributions, as well as other administrative tasks. However, the most rewarding part of being an intern in finance is being able to help staff local fundraising events with top Democratic leaders.
The Marketing Department is responsible for the direct mail and telemarketing fundraising at the DNC. Marketing staff work closely with the communications, research and political departments to ensure that our messaging to our donors is in line with our paid and earned media efforts. Marketing also handles the merchandise produced and sold by the DNC.
Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary coordinates the planning of all National Committee, Executive Committee and Standing Committee meetings. This office also serves as the DNC’s liaison to the National Committee members. As the Party’s official record keeper, the secretary’s office maintains the DNC’s official membership lists and coordinates archival storage of the Party’s official records. It also compiles the list of national convention delegates, oversees convention voting operations, and publishes the official proceedings of each convention.
The DNC Operations department is responsible for management and monitoring of the committees day to day business and legal activities. The department ensures that the operations are efficient and effective and that the committee resources are managed in a way that allows for the implementation of the strategic plan as determined by the executive director.
Party Affairs and Delegate Selection (PADS)
This department oversees the institutional affairs of the Democratic National Committee: party rules, the delegate selection, DNC and convention standing committees, official appointments and nominations, and early preparations for the convention.
The Political Department develops and implements the coordinated campaign strategy on behalf of the DNC with Democratic candidates at federal, state and local levels. The political department also coordinates the interaction between the Party, state parties, and allied organizations.
The Research Department is responsible for both the long and short-term needs of the DNC. In the short term they provide the necessary facts for the rapid response required when promoting or defending the administration, including health care and the economy. They also focus on long-term research concerning potential political opponents and third-party groups. In addition, they maintain a very large television archive which the DNC and Democratic allies use for rapid response.
The Technology Department provides the DNC and its affiliates with data-driven solutions to high-level strategic and operational problems. The department is responsible for designing, building, and supporting an ever-increasing number of innovative applications and large-scale databases. Technology interns are exposed to the next, newest, and greatest advancements in political technology. Interns will be asked to take on special projects for various teams in the Technology department and, from time-to-time, other departments of the DNC. Each internship will be uniquely tailored to the skill-set of the individual selected, but will be designed to enhance each intern’s understanding of the critical strategic role that technology plays in every facet of the Political process.
The Voter Protection Department provides the DNC with guidance on voting rights and election administration issues, monitoring developments in state and federal election law, and promoting laws and policies that advance the right to vote. Legal interns will conduct research and writings about a variety of voting rights and election administration issues, including state compliance with federal election laws, redistricting, and legal and legislative developments on the state and national level that affect the right to vote. Interns can expect to assist with research on various topics, draft memos to succinctly summarize research, help develop our online and social media presence, and participate in on-going projects about voting rights and voter protection.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.