|Fall 2017||Spring 2018||Summer 2018||Fall 2018|
|Application Posted||March 6, 2017||June 19, 2017||November 6, 2017||February 5, 2018|
|Application Deadline||JunE 16, 2017||OCTOBER 29, 2017||MARCH 18, 2018||JUNE 17, 2018|
|Notifications Begin||July 31, 2017||November 27, 2017||April 16, 2018||July 16, 2018|
|Start Date||Sep 4, 2017||January 15, 2018||May 29, 2017||September 4, 2018|
|End Date||Dec 15, 2017||April 27, 2018||August 11, 2018||December 14, 2018|
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the application deadline.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
What is the DNC’s role in Democratic politics?
The DNC performs many roles within Democratic politics, the most important of which is working to elect Democrats at all levels of government, especially the presidency. The DNC also works to help enact the President’s agenda.
As a DNC intern what will I be doing on a daily basis?
Intern responsibilities and tasks vary depending on department, but all interns play an important role in their departments. While all interns will perform some administrative tasks, making copies — filing, etc. — the work you do is vital to the day to day functions and department projects DNC staff are working on. For example:
What is the dress code at the DNC?
The dress code is business casual.
Do I need to be a Democrat to intern at the DNC?
The DNC expects all interns to be Democrats and registered voters.
How many hours per week should I expect to work?
During the summer months we expect interns to work full time (40 hours). During the fall and spring when students are in school, we ask that interns commit to at least 20 hours per week. However, if you have scheduling issues, please let us know.
Are DNC internships paid?
All DNC internships are on an unpaid, volunteer basis. Travel stipends are available to cover costs associated with daily commute.
How should I respond to the essay questions?
Each of the essay questions should be answered separately. Each response should be no more than 500 words in length. Do not exceed the word limit.
My school is on the quarter system. Can I still participate?
Yes. You are welcome to apply, as long as you can commit to the full term of the internship program.
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 disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.