Welcome to the DNC Internship Application.

The Democratic National Committee is looking for enthusiastic, politically minded future leaders for our Summer 2016 internship program.

This 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.

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 the city and attend weekly lunches hosted by DNC staff. Each department offers you a unique learning experience—learn more about each department here.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Taylor Halverson at internapp@dnc.org, call 202-863-8100, or see our frequently asked questions.


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Internship type

Contact Information

First Name   
Last Name   
Email Address   
Date of Birth   
Permanent Address   
State (if outside the U.S. select "International")
Phone Number   
Are you authorized to work in the US? 
Are you fluent in any languages other than English?   
Are you registered to vote? 
Political affiliation?   
Which additional diverse group would you most closely identify with (voluntary)? 

School Information

Type of Degree   
Year in School   
School credit? 
Expected Graduation   
Other Degree(s)   
Are you attending a program/school while in DC?   


Letters of Recommendation can be uploaded directly to your application. If your recommender chooses to keep their letter private, they can mail or email it to the internship coordinator at internapp@dnc.org. In order to complete and submit the application, please upload blank word documents as placeholders. Once the letters are received, they will be electronically added to your application.

If applying for the Mame Reiley Fellowship, please ensure one of your letters of recommendation comes from a member of DWA, or DWA’s partners (DNC Women’s Caucus, the Association of State Democratic Chairs, the National Federation of Democratic Women, Women’s Leadership Forum).
Letter of Recommendation 1   
Letter of Recommendation 2   
Essay: Why do you want to be a DNC intern and what unique quality or skill do you feel you bring to the internship? (Please respond in 300-500 words. Include your top three department choices.)  
By clicking Submit, I attest and certify that all statements and information provided on this form are true and accurate. In addition, I understand that if any statements and/or information submitted by me are found to be inaccurate or untrue, my application may be removed from consideration, and any employment gained through said application, is subject to immediate termination.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Voluntary Information

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 physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.