Internships

Democratic Party of Virginia HQ

Summer Internships Positions Available:

Communications
Digital
Data
Finance
Operations
Political
Voter Protection 

The Democratic Party of Virginia is seeking interns for the Summer 2022 term. This is a unique opportunity to gain real life experience in Democratic politics at the start of a really exciting election year. This is a part time paid internship. The position will be compensated on an hourly basis with a rate of $15/hr. This internship is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about electing and supporting Democrats at all levels. The internship will take place in-person at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s downtown Richmond location.  College credit will be accepted on a case by case basis. Interns with the Democratic Party of Virginia will gain experience with the functions of a state political party.

Those who wish to apply can do so here:  https://forms.gle/d8WeNZwhhWP3Abw7A. Application is due April 16th.

Description:

  • Interns will be placed in departments and provide general staffing support to department heads.
  • Specific job requirements vary based on the different departments within the Democratic Party of Virginia: Communications, Digital, Data, Finance, Operations, Political, and Voter Protection
  • Interns will be managed by those in their department. 

Requirements:

  • Compensation is $15 an hour. This is a part time internship.
  • Ideal candidates will have a desire to learn about the inner workings of a political campaign and a state political party. 
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills. 
  • Minimum commitment of 10 hours per week 
  • Position is in-person based out of the Richmond Office of the Democratic Party of Virginia
  • Positions are available for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and law students. 


Department Descriptions: 

Communications

  • Compiling daily press clips & media mentions 
  • Drafting language for press releases and announcements 
  • Researching policy and current events 
  • Social media planning and design 

Digital

  • Social media planning and design
  • Drafting emails for our email fundraising program
  • Drafting graphics for social media
  • Designing merchandise for our store

Data 

  • Assisting local committees and campaigns with data needs 
  • Providing prompt customer service to party leaders and candidates 
  • Using political sense to give advice to clients and suggest modifications to data requests 
  • Ensuring that all users are able to use the online voter file effectively

Finance 

  • Assisting in the planning and execution of fundraising events 
  • Spearheading donor prospecting and research initiatives 
  • Maintaining our donor database, NGP VAN 
  • Helping with low dollar and grassroots fundraising outreach 
  • Processing campaign contributions 

Operations 

  • Preparing bank deposits and expense requests 
  • Maintaining data integrity 
  • Assisting Operations Director with vendor accounts 
  • Performing other duties as assigned 

Political 

  • Preparing for Quarterly Steering and Central Meetings 
  • Maintaining Party contact lists 
  • Assisting with candidate trainings 
  • Responding to political inquiries on behalf of the DPVA

Voter Protection

  • Assist in preparation for primary and general elections
  • Assist with Voter Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment
  • Research Virginia election law and update materials
  • Answer voters’ questions through the Voter Hotline

If you have any questions about the application process, please email internships@vademocrats.org.


The DPVA 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 DPVA 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 DPVA will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.