The Democratic National Committee is looking for enthusiastic, politically minded future leaders for our summer 2016 internship programs.

Interning at the DNC is a unique opportunity for hardworking, passionate future leaders to gain real life, hands-on experience in Democratic politics, strengthen their understanding of the political process and prepare for future political opportunities. It's also a great way to form lasting connections and memories.

In addition to typical intern duties you will have the chance to volunteer in community outreach projects and grassroots organizing, assist at DNC functions, take tours across Washington, D.C., and attend weekly lunches hosted by DNC staff. Each department offers you a unique learning experience — learn more about each department here.

Internship Timeline
 Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Application Posted Feb 9, 2016 Aug 16, 2016 Aug 16, 2016
Application Deadline Jun 10, 2016 Oct 21, 2016 Feb 10, 2017
Start Date Sep 6, 2016 Jan 10, 2017 May 23, 2017
End Date Dec 16, 2016 May 12, 2017 Aug 18, 2017


If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Malbert Smith IV at, call 202-863-8000, or see our frequently asked questions.

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