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Fall 2020 DNC Voter Protection Internship

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Now accepting applications for fall 2020.

The mission of the Civic Engagement and Voter Participation Department is to ensure every eligible American is engaged as an active participant in our Democracy and is able to vote in free, fair, and accessible elections. We focus on a year-round and long-term approach to combating voter suppression, as voter expansion and protection efforts become a more integral part of party operations. This entails research on a variety of voting rights and election administration issues, including state compliance with federal election laws, redistricting, and legal and legislative developments on the state and national level that affect the right to vote.

With this research, interns will draft memos to succinctly summarize our findings, help develop our online and social media presence, participate in on-going projects about voting rights and voter protection, develop volunteer efforts in coordination with state parties, and speak to voters nationwide through our year-round Voter Hotline.

The program will run from September 15 to November 24, and will be conducted remotely due to the recent events surrounding COVID-19. The priority deadline for applications is July 31. The DNC Internship Program provides a $3,000 stipend. Housing is not provided. If you have any questions, please email

´╗┐J.D. students are preferred. A writing sample is required. We ask that Voter Protection interns commit at least 30 hours per week during the fall 2020 term.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), 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 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 process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.