2019 Spring Internship

We are now accepting internship applications for Spring 2019!

Program Description

If you’re interested in local politics, interning with your Dallas County Democratic Party (DCDP) is the perfect way to get involved! During this spring program, you will learn all about grassroots campaigning, event planning, community outreach, and networking. Here’s just a few of the things you can expect to learn/participate in this summer:

  • Blockwalking and Phonebanking to recruit Democrats
  • Data entry and analysis 
  • Administrative work in the office
  • Meals on Wheels and other community service events
  • Protests, rallies, and press conferences in support of our community partners
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Networking with candidates, elected officials, and other community leaders
  • Guest attendance at DCDP events, including our 2019 Johnson Jordan Dinner and monthly Tillotson Speaker Series

We believe that providing quality-learning experiences for young activists is key to turning Texas blue. Our goal is to develop talented campaigners. Former DCDP interns have gone on to work on various campaigns, including issues-based, local, statewide, and even national. Some have even gone on to work as staff at the White House and for local members of Congress! But no matter what career you want to pursue, the skills you learn here at DCDP will transfer with you and make you a better advocate for progressive issues.

What We’re Looking For

Our Fellows are committed to applying their enthusiasm and passion for progressive causes and candidates to community organizing in Dallas County. They are interested in empowering supporters to become volunteers, and non-voters to become civic participants.

Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a diverse team. They will understand that a sense of humor is a must, as is a willingness to learn new skills as organizers and leaders. We are seeking individuals who enjoy volunteer-driven community organizing and who take initiative. All our Fellows come from different backgrounds and walks of life, but they are all happily committed to engaging people in the Democratic process.

Program Timeline

Application deadline: January 12
Kickoff training in Dallas: January 15
Program end date: May 31

How To Apply

If you’re interested in interning with the Dallas County Democratic Party, please send your resume and schedule a time to interview with our Executive Director, Carmen Ayala. Email: carmen@dallasdemocrats.org 

All Summer Fellowship positions are unpaid. The Dallas County Democratic Party 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.