Intern responsibilities and tasks vary depending on department, but all interns play an important role in their departments. While all interns will perform some administrative tasks — making copies, answering the phone, etc. — the work you do is vital to the day to day functions and department projects DPW staff are working on. For an idea of what you'd work on as a DPW intern, please review the department descriptions below before applying.

Candidate Services 

Campaigns are wide-ranging, involving messaging, fundraising, paid advertising, fieldwork, and more. The Candidate Services Department works to train, advise, and assist Democratic candidates with all aspects of their campaign. Candidate Services Interns work to conduct research, assemble information, proof documents, and much more. 

Communications and Research

Communications and Research Interns work with the Department to monitor press, social media, and blogs, as well as update and maintain press lists. They also assist with daily press clips, writing talking points, drafting press releases, and assisting with other writing projects. Knowledge of and/or experience in journalism, as well as traditional and social media, is preferable but not required. 

Compliance and Operations

Compliance and Operations Interns work with the Department to track contributions, monitor expenses, and ensure the DPW is working within state and federal campaign finance laws and regulations. Interns work extensively with databases and platforms. Knowledge of and/or experience in accounting is preferred but not required. 


Finance Interns assist the Finance Manager with numerous important tasks, including: donor research and prospecting, staffing fundraising events, and assisting with donor outreach. They learn about various methods of fundraising, including online and direct mail, as well as cultivating donor relationships and using campaign finance database platforms. Experience in outreach and/or event planning is preferable but not required.


Organizing Interns work with our Organizing Director to help engage in direct voter contact. They have the opportunity to learn about and use our voter file database on a daily basis. They also help create materials for our county parties and Organizing Team to put to use across the state. Experience using NGP VAN is highly preferred but not required. 

Party Affairs 

Party Affairs Interns work with the Department to manage the DPW Membership Program, engage members, and execute the DPW's annual State Convention. They learn about the ins and outs of the State Party and the County Parties. Experience in database management, outreach, and/or event planning is preferable but not required. 


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