Become a Goodwin Fellow
The North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP, The Party) is a fast-paced office with a strong, hardworking, team-oriented environment that provides interns with a full democratic experience of party and campaign operations.
The Party is currently accepting applications for summer 2016 internships
Voter Protection Intern
The Voter Protection efforts of the North Carolina Democratic Party serves as the first line of defense against Republican voter suppression tactics and is responsible for keeping up to date records and analysis of state, county, and precinct-level voter suppression tactics and voter protection issues. Using data from the State and County Boards of Elections, the staff analyzes emerging trends in voter suppression mechanisms and their impact on turnout and on different demographic groups.
The Data Department provides the NCDP with data-driven solutions to high-level strategic and operational problems. Data interns are exposed to the next, newest, and greatest advancements in political technology. Interns will be asked to take on special projects for various teams in the Data department and, from time-to-time, other departments of the NCDP.
The Communications Department facilitates the NCDP’s interaction with the public. Using traditional methods of communication (e.g. press releases and media events) in combination with new media tools (e.g. website content and online tools), communications works to promote the NCDP’s message and provide support to our counties parties, Democratic candidates and officeholders, and activists.
Have an eye for graphic design, and interested in state politics? The North Carolina Democratic Party is looking for a Digital intern. Through our program, you will be exposed to a variety of skill areas, including digital content creation, social media, online fundraising, graphic design, and political campaigns.
The Political Department develops and implements the coordinated campaign strategy on behalf of the NCDP
with Democratic candidates at federal, state and local levels. The political department also coordinates the interaction between the Party, county parties, and allied organizations.
Finance internships with the North Carolina Democratic Party give interns the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in political fundraising. The skills you will learn as a finance intern are transferable to political campaigns, as well as the larger nonprofit sector as a whole
- To provide Goodwin Fellows with a positive and dynamic working atmosphere in which they can cultivate their written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Establish a broad base of knowledge in political campaigns, grassroots politics, and state and county party organization.
- Prepare the Goodwin Fellows with on-the-job experiences that will foster the practical development of their political skills and prepare them for careers in politics and public service.
- Possess problem solving skills, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills
- Professional, punctual, and teachable
- Ability to follow through on tasks and manage multiple tasks under a deadline
- Must be highly motivated and a self-starter
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability and desire to develop and maintain expertise in qualitative fieldwork
- Applicants must have a basic understanding of the American political system
- Applicants will need a strong work ethic and positive attitude
- Applicants will need a basic understanding of Microsoft Office and/or Google Drive
First priority will be given to applicants who can commit to work 12-15 hours each week for the duration of the internship. There is some flexibility with scheduling, but applicants should have availability during business hours at least two days during the workweek.