INTERNSHIP DEPARTMENTS

Departments

Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC)

Located within the Democratic National Committee, the ASDC represents state party interests at the DNC, as well as within the wider Democratic and progressive ecosystem. The association engages in building sustainable infrastructure to ensure that state parties have the tools and resources they need to elect those who share our values.

CFO/Accounting

The CFO manages the DNC’s financial and compliance operations including budgeting, financial and compliance reporting, general accounting, cash receipts, and expenditures. The Accounting department ensures timely and accurate reporting to the Federal Election Commision (FEC), maintains the DNC’s system of internal financial controls including general accounting and reconciliations, processes disbursements, manages donor deposits, and administers DNC’s joint fundraising agreements with various campaigns and states.

Civic Engagement and Voter Protection

The Civic Engagement and Voter Protection Department is concerned with safeguarding the right to vote by ensuring fair, accessible elections. To further their mission, the department works closely with local, state, and national partners to implement voter education and voting rights programming and strategies.

Communications

The Communications Department facilitates the DNC’s interaction with the public and the media. Using traditional methods of communication such as press releases and media events in combination with new tools like website content or ad online tools, Communications promotes the Democratic Party’s agenda and provides support to our state parties, Democratic candidates, and officeholders in their efforts to communicate with their constituents. Through the DNC War Room, which leads the rapid response to the president and his surrogates, to our battleground state communications team, this department holds Republicans accountable across the map and advances the party’s principles and the DNC’s initiatives to help Democrats win elections up and down the ballot.

Finance

The Finance Department oversees the major donor fundraising operations of the DNC and is partially responsible for raising the funds that fuel Democratic Party activities in all 57 states and territories. Through scaled donor programs, the Finance division works to identify and sustain party contributions.

Mobilization

The Mobilization team harnesses online interaction and participation and marries them with offline grassroots engagement to elect Democratic candidates across the country. This team manages all of the Democratic Party’s digital communications work, including social media, video, design, and digital organizing with campaigns and state parties. The Mobilization team is also responsible for the DNC’s grassroots fundraising via email, SMS, telemarketing, and direct mail. The DNC Media Center, under the Mobilization team, is responsible for the media needs of the DNC and Democratic elected officials. 

Office of the CEO

The office of the CEO provides central management of the Democratic National Committee. It coordinates the work of DNC departments to ensure an efficient and coordinated strategy and program.

Office of the Chair

The Chair’s Office is responsible for assisting, staffing, and scheduling the chair in all of his or her DNC-related responsibilities. It develops position papers, tracks correspondence addressed to the chair, maintains the appropriate files, and provides coordinated administrative support to the chair.

Office of DNC Leadership

The DNC’s officers are some of the best surrogates for the DNC, so they are constantly on the move and working on new programs and projects. The Office of DNC Leadership is tasked with working with all the DNC officers to help with their politics, logistics, and priorities.

Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary coordinates the planning of all National Committee, Executive Committee and Standing Committee meetings. This office also serves as the DNC’s liaison to the National Committee members. As the party’s official record keeper, the Secretary’s Office maintains the DNC’s official membership lists and coordinates archival storage of the party’s official records. It also complies the list of national convention delegates, oversees convention voting operations, and publishes the official proceedings of each convention.

Operations

The DNC Operations Department is responsible for management and monitoring of the committee’s day to day business and legal activities. The department ensures that the business operations are efficient and effective and that the committee resources are managed in a way that allows for the implementation of the strategic plan as determined by the chief executive officer. The Operations department also includes the sub-departments of Human Resources, Facilities Management, Security, and Legal.

Party Affairs and Delegate Selection (PADS)

This department oversees the institutional affairs of the Democratic National Committee including maintaining party rules, planning and carrying out delegate selection, DNC and convention standing committees, facilitating official appointments and nominations, and early preparations for the convention.

Political & Organizing

The Political & Organizing Department develops and implements the coordinated campaign strategy on behalf of the DNC with Democratic candidates at federal, state, and local levels. The Department also coordinates the interaction between the party, state parties, and allied organizations, and grassroots leaders across the country.

Research

The Research Department is responsible for fact-checking Trump and Republicans and defending Democrats. They do the political research on Republican candidates to help define our opponents and help Democrats win elections. They are responsible for knowing all there is to know about key political players. They hold Republicans accountable through tracking their events, monitoring social media, diving into the issues, and searching in video archives. This important data helps shape messaging and provide content for ads, press releases, social media, speeches, and debates.

Technology

The Technology Department provides the DNC, its fellow committees, and campaigns with the data, tools, and expertise to create data-driven solutions and strategy. The department is responsible for designing, building, and supporting the party’s data resources and tools, headquarters IT, critical campaign and voter protection applications, and cybersecurity and disinformation programs.

Vetting & Compliance

The Vetting & Compliance Department is responsible for evaluating and approving any person, vendor, donor, or location that is going to be associated with the DNC. The department also approves potential employees and staff members before they are hired.

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.