Do you love politics? Are you committed to helping Democrats retake the majority in the Senate? If so, and you are a full-time college student, an internship with the DSCC might be a perfect fit for you!
The DSCC is the branch of the Democratic Party committed to electing more Democrats to the Senate. We are seeking energetic and hard-working students to join our DSCC internship program.
An internship with the DSCC is a one-of-a-kind D.C. experience that helps students learn more about the American political process. We are a very busy staff and rely on our interns for everyday tasks and advanced, long-term projects. As an intern, you will have the chance to meet Democratic senators and candidates from across the country and become familiar with the basics of campaigns.
As a DSCC intern you will interact with a number of our departments — including:
The DSCC is a fast-paced office, and our interns' tasks change regularly. We are looking for reliable students who are organized, self-motivated, have an interest in politics, and are willing to work hard to get the job done.
Here's how one intern described working at the DSCC: "It's a good way learn about the work it takes to elect candidates to office, experience that is of great value if you're thinking about getting into the campaign world. Interns gain practical skills and knowledge needed in the political realm, which can help give you a leg up in a political career." Another said the best part about being an intern was the DSCC's "friendly atmosphere" and the opportunity to get "real-world" political experience while still attending school.
DSCC Internship Application Information
DSCC Internships are available for fall, spring and summer semester and are flexible in terms of start and end dates. Applications are accepted up until July 31st for the fall, November 1st for the spring, and March 1st for the summer.
If you are interested in applying to be a DSCC intern, please send the following to [email protected].
- A current resume and cover letter including your contact information
- In your cover letter, please state clearly the days you are available to work per week, as well as your start and end dates.
- Please also attach a short (1 page maximum) writing sample in the form of a letter to the editor. Take a position on a current event and lay out your argument coherently and cohesively.
- Finally, please include one letter of recommendation, and make sure the contact information is clear and accurate.
If sanctioned by your school, this internship is available for college credit.
If you would like more details about the DSCC intern program, please contact Alice Ottoson-Mckeen at [email protected].