The application for the Fall 2019 internship program is now open.

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

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
PRIORITY DEADLINE July 15, 2019 November 1, 2019 March 18, 2020
Start Date September 4, 2019 January 15, 2020 May 29, 2020
End Date December 18, 2019 April 29, 2020 August 7, 2020

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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