Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

Internships

Internships

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2019 Internship Program.


Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about state legislative politics? Do you have an interest in working for a state legislative caucus or state legislative candidate?

The DLCC Internship Program is designed to provide hands-on experience working with a national political committee and its engagement in a 50-state program. Interns will gain with an unprecedented understanding of state legislative caucus programs and campaigns.

Interns will have the opportunity to do substantive work with their department teams while gaining a rich understanding of the DLCC and its mission. Interns will interact with staff members of all departments, attend key staff events, including professional development opportunities, and participate in brown bag lunches with varying senior staff members and key partners of the DLCC. Interns receive a weekly stipend.

The DLCC Internship Program will be offered on three different schedules:

Spring Session: January – Mid May

Summer Session: Late May – Mid August

Fall Session: Late August – December

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to internapp@dlcc.org by April 1. Please reference “Summer 2019 Intern Application” and your name in the subject line, and indicate to which department you are applying. No calls please. Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), 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 DLCC 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, or any other legally protected basis. The DLCC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

Data:

The Data Department works closely with the Political department in building a strong infrastructure for strong data-driven campaigns. The intern will assist the Data Department in all activities: from acquiring, cleaning, and processing data to building and automating reports. The data intern will also be tasked with monitoring election results and maintaining and updating state legislative election results database. Candidates with strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience working or volunteering on a political campaign are preferred.

Communications:

The Communications Intern assists the Strategic Communications & Digital Department in all activities, from researching and drafting press releases, blog posts, and memos to compiling press pitch lists and news roundups. Interns are expected to be able to perform in-depth research about candidates, legislation, and issue positions, and must be innovative thinkers who are eager to learn and be part of a team. Candidates with strong writing skills and an interest in news media are preferred.

Digital & Design:

The Digital & Design Fellow will assist the DLCC in all aspects of digital outreach for the DLCC. This will include helping write email blasts, crafting social media posts, building petition and donation pages, designing materials to engage and educate supporters, and more. This intern will assist the team in developing strategic digital campaigns and assist with routine maintenance of our supporter database. Applicants should be passionate about advancing Democratic values and communication with progressive activists in the digital space. The Digital & Design Fellow can expect to work closely with the Strategic Communications & Digital Team on a variety of projects for our email, web, and social media programs, as well as help create branded materials for other departments. There will be opportunities to develop various digital skills, including drafting email campaign copy, researching candidates and elections, coding in HTML, and utilizing platforms such as Word Press and Blue State Digital.

The ideal candidate will have: A passion to create innovative designs for web and print campaigns. Proficiency in at least one of the following Adobe programs: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Effective writing and editing skills. Attention to detail. Strong interest in advancing Democratic values in the digital space.

Finance:

The Finance Department is responsible for raising the funds that are essential for the DLCC’s engagement to expand Democratic majorities across state legislative chambers nationwide. They are an essential source to furthering the operation and mission of the DLCC. The department provides opportunities for interns to have hands on experience with different types of fundraising programs and the unique skill sets that go with each.

Duties: The Finance intern would assist the Finance Coordinator with NGPVAN Database maintenance and donor research and prospecting on an ongoing basis. The intern would have the opportunity to work in conjunction with the Finance Assistant researching and preparing call time and observe call time with key DLCC principals. During DLCC event season the intern would assist in event planning and logistics, as well as preparation for in office events.

Research:

The Research team works to compile, create, and strategically apply political research to support Democratic campaigns and candidates at the state level. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is detail-oriented, creative, and dedicated to advancing the Democratic agenda at the state level.

Duties: The Research intern would be responsible for fact-checking communications from multiple departments; conducting background research on races, candidates and key issues; drafting memos; and regular media monitoring.