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Do you love politics? Are you committed to helping Democrats retake the majority in the United States Senate? If so, and you are a full-time college student, an internship with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) might be a perfect fit for you!

The DSCC is the branch of the Democratic Party committed to electing more Democrats to the United States Senate. We are seeking energetic and hard-working students to join our DSCC internship program.

This unpaid internship opportunity with the DSCC is a one-of-a-kind Washington, D.C. experience that helps students learn more about the American political process. As a DSCC intern, you will have the chance to meet Democratic senators and candidates from across the country and become familiar with the basics of campaigns. You will also have an opportunity to interact with departments at the DSCC including Political, Digital, Finance, Research, and Press.

The DSCC is a fast-paced office, and our interns’ tasks and projects 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 to 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 spring, summer and fall semester and are flexible in terms of start and end dates. Below are application deadlines.

  • SUMMER 2017 – Application process for the summer 2017 semester is closed.
  • FALL 2017 — Applications for the fall 2017 semester will be accepted until August 15, 2017.
  • SPRING 2018 – Applications for the spring 2018 semester will be accepted until November 27, 2017.

If you are interested in applying to be a DSCC intern, please send the following to [email protected].

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. One letter of recommendation and two additional references with contact information.

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 the DSCC at 202-224-2447.


The DSCC actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.


Equal Opportunity Policy

The DSCC is committed to providing an equal opportunity internship program, without regard to gender, physical and or mental disability, race, age, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, religion, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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