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The RNC's internship program is for undergraduate students and preference is given to juniors and seniors.
Applications for both spring and fall are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline. However, in order to ensure a timely review of your application materials, we recommend you submit your application materials early.
The RNC's Summer Internship Program is the Eisenhower Intern Program. This is a structured, full-time paid internship and space is limited. The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, February 9, 2018. The 2018 Eisenhower Intern Program will run from May 30, 2018 until August 3, 2018.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
Interning at the DNC 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. A limited number of stipends are available for full- and part-time interns. Stipends are granted based on a simple application - interns will have the opportunity to apply after accepting an offer.
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 Washington, D.C., and attend weekly lunches hosted by DNC staff.
Who are we looking for?
The DCCC is the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with electing Democrats to the U. S. House of Representatives. The DCCC recruits Democratic candidates and supports Democratic campaigns - both challengers and Democratic incumbent Members - with a variety of services including field operations, fundraising support, communications assistance, research support and management consulting. In addition, the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure supports these campaigns with television, radio and other voter contact efforts. The DCCC is supported by the contributions of individuals and organizations, along with Democratic Members, from throughout the country. We look for talented and hard-working campaign professionals who are committed to electing more Democrats and taking back the House majority.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is a political committee devoted to increasing the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The NRCC's origins date back to 1866, when the Republican caucuses of the House and Senate formed a "Congressional Committee." Today, the NRCC is organized under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. It supports the election of Republicans to the House through direct financial contributions to candidates and Republican Party organizations; technical and research assistance to Republican candidates and Party organizations; voter registration, education and turnout programs; and other Party-building activities.
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.
The NRSC internship program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This program is designed to cultivate today’s young leaders, provide additional campaign experience and prepare them for future opportunities.