Democratic Party Internships

Organizing Corps 2020

Organizing Corps 2020 is recruiting college juniors and students expecting to complete school by June 2020 to spend 8 weeks this summer – June 10, 2019–August 2, 2019 – learning the art and science of being a field organizer in a presidential election. Corps members can earn $4,000 gaining valuable career skills in leadership, project management and communication while experiencing the exciting and rewarding field of campaigns. The program kicks off with a five-day national training led by campaign veterans where corps members will learn key skills in field and digital organizing, and data analytics. For the remaining 7 weeks, corps members will, with the help of a coach, return to their home communities and work with their local Democratic party to turn the training into on the ground learning through action – organizing neighborhoods and registering voters. In the process, corps members will build a powerful network of like-minded peers and mentors from across the country that will last beyond 2020. The summer 2019 corps experience will give young people the skills and tools to organize their community and – importantly – get a great first job working for the Democratic presidential nominee and fighting to win across the country in 2020.

Application deadline is April 8, 2019
For more information go to their website at: https://www.organizingcorps2020.com/


Edelen-Holland Gubernational Campaign Field Intern

Adam Edelen and Gill Holland are new leaders looking to re-build Kentucky by investing in renewable energy and public education, making healthcare accessible and affordable for all Kentuckians, and capitalizing on Kentucky’s geographical, industrial, and demographical diversity. Their campaign for Governor and Lieutenant Governor is offering internships to University of Louisville students interested field organizing and campaign strategy. Interns will gain experience with direct voter contact, data collection and organization, and a variety of other tasks related to daily field operations. The internship takes place beginning February 1 and concludes on May 21. Please send applications to Oscar Heithaus at


Brandon Coan Paid Internship

Councilman Brandon Coan, who represents Metro Council District 8, is seeking talented individuals for a paid internship. Applicants should be interested in the intersection of local government and urban planning. Responsibilities will include assisting in the execution of Councilman Coan’s strategic plan; as well as helping with day-to-day office functions, including tracking service requests and their outcomes, answering phones, maintaining constituent database and finding new ways to connect and engage with constituents. Must be a self-starter, have strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail. Strong Excel skills and facility with social media platforms a plus. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Jasmine Weatherby at jasmine.weatherby@louisvilleky.gov.


Running Start Congressional Fellowship

Each spring and fall, eight Running Start Congressional Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process. Running Start is nonpartisan and looks for applicants from across the political spectrum for this program. Fellows intern for a female Member of Congress Monday through Thursday and each Friday are trained by political experts in Running Start’s office and then mentored by high level political mentors. Fellows live together in a house on Capitol Hill, free of charge, and are provided with a $2,500 living stipend for the semester. Since 2009, Running Start has been proud to place Fellows in the offices 70 women in Congress.

For more information go to their website at: https://runningstart.org/college-programs/


Let America Vote Internship

Located in Tennessee, Let America Vote is a national grassroots organization dedicated to protecting voting rights and fighting voter suppression­. You will learn the basics of how to build a grassroots field program and help elect candidates who will fight to support and protect our fundamental right to vote. From engaging in daily field activities to learning from seasoned campaign staff to hearing from a variety of high-profile political guest speakers; this internship is unlike any other in politics. By learning the basics of campaign and political organizing, we will not only elect candidates who stand up for democracy and voting rights in 2018, but teach everyone involved the skills necessary to organize in their communities and even run campaigns in 2019 and beyond.

To apply please visit: https://tinyurl.com/interntnlav
If you have further questions call (615) 727-2941 or email at: intern.tennessee@letamericavote.org


Louisville Democratic Party Internship

The Louisville Democratic Party is looking for bright, energetic, ambitious individuals to join our team. We at the Louisville Democratic Party are committed to making this internship experience just as beneficial to you, the intern, as the work you will be doing for the party! You will not only learn the basics of political work, but will also gain in-depth knowledge of grassroots organizing so that you are ready to work on, and eventually run, political campaigns of your own in the future! You will also be dealing with different individuals from different walks of life every day, thus building a much more expansive network than any regular state legislative or congressional campaign. Interns can pursue roles in field organizing, volunteer coordinating, data analysis, digital communications, or a number of other specialized positions.

To apply, please email your resume to our intern coordinator, Oscar Heithaus, at: oheithaus@gmail.com.
If you have further questions you can also contact him via cell at (859) 391-4469.


Kentucky Democratic Party Internship

The Kentucky Democratic Party is once again offering an Internship Program. Several positions are available in the areas of field organizing, fundraising, research, communications, and digital media and advertising. We will attempt to place each intern into an appropriate position based on strength and interest. This program is a valuable opportunity for college students to learn more about the internal workings of a political party. These are unpaid positions, but you may be eligible for course credit. If you are interested but do not have the ability to do an unpaid internship, please still apply. There are a limited number of paid fellow positions available.

To apply, please submit your application to: https://kydemocrats.org/about/people/jobs/intern/
if you have any further questions, please contact Judy Look at (502) 582-51129 or


Congressman John Yarmuth Internship

Interns in Congressman John Yarmuth's office will be afforded the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how government works while receiving college credit.  We offer a fast-paced and active office in which motivated college students can take advantage of vast and diverse opportunities and learn about the role a Congressional District Office plays in the community.

For more information about Congressman Yarmuth, go to: https://yarmuth.house.gov/.
For more information about internships, please contact Gad Niyiragira at (502) 582-5129 or email at: 


Office of the Kentucky Secretary of State Internship

As Secretary of State, Secretary Grimes serves as the Chief Official for Elections, Business, and Civic Engagement, which will allow for students to gain a wide variety of experience in government. There are Fall, Spring, and Summer internship opportunities available each year.

Fill out the Internship Application and email your completed application, cover letter, and resume to: