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Eva Clayton Fellowship Program

The North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) is proud to offer the Eva Clayton Fellowship for North Carolina college students with a focus on students who are from historically underrepresented communities. As the first African American woman to represent North Carolina in Congress, Eva Clayton’s life and work continues to inspire North Carolina Democrats of all ages. The goal of the fellowship is to engage college students and teach them the values and fundamentals of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Students will have the opportunity to experience a hands-on learning environment with a choice of placement in our various departments. In addition to the work in their respective departments, fellows have the opportunity to learn the overarching role NCDP plays in North Carolina politics. Fellows will also participate in professional skill-building workshops. The hope is that through these workshops fellows will learn the skills necessary to make them successful in their future endeavors and encourage them to look at a career in politics. Finally, fellows will receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the academic semester in which they are participating in the program. Also depending on the academic institution, this program may satisfy college credit or community service requirements.

Applications are open and being considered on a rolling basis.

Who Can Apply:

NCDP’s fellowship program is open to actively enrolled college students in the state of North Carolina. We are looking for students who are hardworking, attentive to detail, and passionate about advancing Democratic values. Please note that the fellowship program is only for active college students. If you’re a recent graduate, you can find all current job openings at

How to Apply:

Interested students should send their resume and cover letter via email to Your cover letter should explain why you’re interested in working at the NCDP and should rank (in list of priority) the top three departments that you’d like to work with. Applicants should also provide a rough estimate of their work schedule. Fellows are required to work 10 hours per week.

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