The Democratic National Committee is looking for enthusiastic, politically minded future leaders for our Fall 2018 internship program.

DNC Fall 2017 interns at a DACA rally

DNC Fall 2017 interns at a DACA rally.

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. The DNC Internship Program provides a $3,000 stipend. Housing is not provided.

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
  Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Application Posted June 19, 2017 November 6, 2017 February 5, 2018
PRIORITY DEADLINE October 29, 2017 March 18, 2018 June 17, 2018
Notifications Begin December 8, 2017 April 16, 2018 July 16, 2018
Start Date January 16, 2018 May 29, 2018 September 4, 2018
End Date April 27, 2018 August 11, 2018 December 14, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after the priority deadline. The DNC also reserves the right to close and reopen the application portal as needed after the priority deadline.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the DNC Internship Program at, call (202) 863-8000, or see our frequently asked questions.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff and interns, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse team 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 and internship application process and on the job, as required by the American with Disabilities Act. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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