Democratic Party Internships

Beshear/Coleman Campaign Internship

The Kentucky governor’s race is considered the top Democratic pick up opportunity in the country this year and there has never been a more important time to get involved! Republican Matt Bevin is one of the most unpopular governors in the nation and with a strong and dedicated operation, Democrat Andy Beshear has a real chance of flipping Kentucky blue. Our interns will be a critical part of these grassroots efforts. Interns will gain on-the-ground electoral experience by working directly with local campaign officials and engaging with Kentucky voters on behalf of the campaign. Strong candidates will have great interpersonal skills -- ability to listen well and communicate effectively; a willingness to learn and try new things; and be enthusiastic about electing Democrats in Kentucky. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 15 hours a week with a flexible schedule. 

For more information and to apply, click here.


The Council of State Governments Internships

The Council of State Governments (www.csg.org) is the nation’s only nonpartisan and nonprofit membership organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG works with legislators to share best practices in policy and programming across all 50 states, as well as the territories. They are currently looking for fellows, both graduate and undergraduate, to work with us over the summer and the school year. Fellows would conduct research on a variety of policy areas including workforce development, health, disability policy, education, and a number of other topic areas. They may also have the opportunity to work with state policy makers from all over the United States. Fellowships are paid and open to all. We are looking for driven, engaged, and dedicated students interested in political science, policy, economics, and any other areas relevant to our work.

For more information please click here.


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: 

The Kentucky governor’s race is considered the top Democratic pick up opportunity in the country this year and there has never been a more important time to get involved! Republican Matt Bevin is one of the most unpopular governors in the nation and with a strong and dedicated operation, Democrat Andy Beshear has a real chance of flipping Kentucky blue. Our interns will be a critical part of these grassroots efforts. Interns will gain on-the-ground electoral experience by working directly with local campaign officials and engaging with Kentucky voters on behalf of the campaign. 

Strong candidates will have great interpersonal skills -- ability to listen well and communicate effectively; a willingness to learn and try new things; and be enthusiastic about electing Democrats in Kentucky. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 15 hours a week with a flexible schedule.