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Eva Clayton Fellowship Program

The North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) is proud to offer the Eva Clayton Fellowship, an opportunity for deserving college students from underrepresented communities to learn the intricacies of North Carolina Democratic politics. As the first African-American woman to represent North Carolina in Congress, Eva Clayton’s life and work continues to inspire North Carolina Democrats. The NCDP is continuing her work by training the next generation of Democratic leaders.

Interested students should read the description below and then submit a resume and cover letter to

**All fellowships are remote until further notice.**

The application period for Summer 2021 is now open.

Eva Clayton Fellows will be trained by North Carolina Democratic Party staff and have the opportunity to work and network with Democratic officials from across the state. The Fellowship program offers positions in the departments of Communications, Data, Political, Digital, Finance, Minority Affairs & Organizing. In addition to the work in the respective departments, Fellows will learn about the work of the NCDP as a whole, including how we work to elect and support Democrats in North Carolina, how we empower volunteers and local leaders, and more. Fellows will also participate in trainings hosted by the NCDP. Resume and professional skill-building workshops will be offered to help students get their next job, and find their niche in the exciting world of NC politics.

College students who are hardworking, attentive to detail, and passionate about advancing Democratic values are encouraged to apply. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to In their cover letter, candidates should discuss why they are interested in working with the NCDP and which three departments listed below they’d most like to work with. Applicants should also provide a rough estimate of the schedule they can work (ex: Tues. and Thurs. 1:00-3:00PM, Mon. and Wed. from 10:00AM-1:00PM, etc.). Fellows are expected to work 15 hours per week. Qualified candidates will be contacted by the NCDP to schedule an interview. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until positions are filled, so the earlier you apply the better! This position provides a monthly stipend for the duration of the academic semester. Depending on the school, this position may also satisfy college credit or community service requirements.


NCDP’s Communications Fellow Description


Communications: The NC Democratic Party is hiring a Communications Fellow with superior writing skills, attention to detail, and organizational ability. This position is primarily writing-based. Ideal candidates will have completed coursework in journalism, communications, or political science and will be self-starters, work well in a team, and have a desire to learn about the political process. Candidates will gain experience in strategic political communications for a statewide political organization. Main responsibilities include:

  • Drafting various communications including press releases, statements, and talking points
  • Drafting letters and other correspondence
  • Updating internal databases of press releases and talking points
  • Maintaining press lists

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