Voter Protection Fellowship

The Democratic Party of Virginia is seeking a fellow for our Voter Protection Department for the Summer 2021 term. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in Democratic politics in an unprecedented and historic election year. This is a part-time paid fellowship. This fellowship is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about expanding voting rights, combating voter suppression and electing and supporting Democrats at all levels. The fellowship will take place in a mostly virtual environment.

This program will last approximately two months with a start date beginning at the end of May and an end date of mid-August. The selected candidate will be an official employee of the Democratic Party of Virginia and will gain experience with the Voter Protection Department. 

Application deadline is Friday, April 30th. Those who wish to apply can do so here: 


  • The Voter Protection Fellow will work directly with the Voter Protection Director for the 2021 Summer term. 
  • Responsibilities and Duties include but not limited to: 
  • Assisting the Voter Protection Director with Voter Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment for upcoming elections 
  • Answer voters’ questions through the Virginia Voter Protection Hotline.
  • Researching Virginia election laws and updating materials to reflect new changes ○ Assist with outreach to local registrars and committees 


  • Ideal candidates will have a desire to learn more about Voter Protection and have a passion for expanding voting rights and combating voter suppression. Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Commitment of 15-20 hours per week. 
  • Position is mostly virtual, however in-person work would be based out of the Richmond Office of the Democratic Party of Virginia 
  • Position is only available for undergraduate (junior or senior standing), graduate, and law students. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please email 

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.