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.

Fall 2019

Priority Deadline: July 15, 2019 | Start Date: September 4, 2019 | End Date: December 18, 2019

Spring 2020

Priority Deadline: November 1, 2019 | Start Date: January 15, 2020 | End Date: April 29, 2020

Summer 2020

Priority Deadline: March 18, 2020 | Start Date: May 29, 2020 | End Date: 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.

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.