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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 Fall 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. 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. 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.


Description of Digital Department

Digital Organizing is one of the best tools we have to get people civically and politically engaged. As a Digital Fellow, you’ll gain experience using cutting-edge tools and graphic design to mobilize folks to action. The Deputy Digital Director will train you one-on-one and tailor the fellowship to your interests (graphic design, writing, digital organizing, etc.). Ideal candidates will have experience working in marketing, public relations, journalism, political science or graphic design. Here are some of the things you can expect to do:

  • Learn how to independently run and manage our events thread so folks from Murphy to Manteo can connect with fellow Democrats
  • Assist NCDP county parties and auxiliaries with their digital/design needs and help them get the support they need for all their work on-the-ground
  • Use WordPress and coding to update the NCDP website so it remains a resource for voters across the state
  • Help build up our volunteer base ahead of the 2021 election. This may involve design work, social post and blog writing, candidate research, etc.
  • Assist the digital department with media monitoring, data entry, and other projects that may arise 

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