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About the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way through this critical election year. Supporting the DCCC is the single most effective step you can take to shape the outcome of November’s elections. Winning these elections is the best chance we have to put a stop to George W. Bush and the Republican Rubber Stamps' misguided agenda and move America forward.



The DCCC is looking for interns for the Fall Semester.  We have a rolling application deadline.


Internships at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are designed to give students substantial exposure to practical, campaign-style politics on a national level. 


Available Internship Positions

Online Intern

The Online Services Department is tasked with helping the DCCC and House Democrats compete in the Information Age through the development of online capabilities that will expand political and financial resources. The Online department produces web ads, grassroots actions, informational online newsletters and a running weblog (or blog) of national and local politics. Our interns play a vital role in the brainstorming, design, development and implementation of a host of different projects, which support the development of our web based advocacy.


Direct Marketing and Membership Intern

The Direct Marketing and Membership Department is responsible for the DCCC's small donor fundraising through direct mail, telemarketing, and e-mail appeals. The Direct Marketing and Membership Intern assists the Marketing Associate with membership inquiries, administrative support, compliance, and developing direct mail pieces.


Communications/Press Intern

The DCCC's Communications Department engages in a variety of message activities to help elect a Democratic majority and further the Democratic Caucus' political objectives through earned media. The primary goal of the communications department is communicating a strong and effective Democratic message in the national and local press in the House's key battleground states.

The Communications Intern assists the Communications Department in maintaining district specific lists of media outlets, pitch calls, sending out press releases through fax and e-mail, and monitoring media coverage by compiling daily press clips and using various monitoring services.


Finance Intern

The DCCC Finance Department raises the funds that are essential to mount strong campaigns for Democratic House candidates and incumbents. The primary duty of the Finance intern is to assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events, preparing mass mailings, and updating contact information for various donor groups. Interns may also be asked to help with long-term projects that may include writing memos to the Democratic Caucus, completing research projects, and assisting candidate staffing needs.


Member Services Intern

The DCCC Member Services Department provides support for all Members' campaign programs. The DCCC has space conveniently located near Capitol Hill for campaign activity and provides a number of services to Members. This internship offers a unique access to Members of the US House of Representatives and possible networking opportunities. The duties of the member services intern include call-space management, database development, phone banking, reports tracking, and organizing a master calendar for fundraisers.


Operations Department Intern

The DCCC’s Operations Department is responsible for the critical day-to-day business operations of the committee.  The division consists of accounting, compliance, and special projects groups. The operations team makes sure that the committee staff has the resources and systems in place to enable staff to effectively execute their duties. The operations intern responsibilities  includes completing special projects in a timely manner, analyzing FEC finance data, reviewing documents, typing memos, research, managing databases, and general administrative assistance.


Political Intern

The DCCC Political Department is committed to recruiting, training, and electing Democratic candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives. Through a variety of services and resources, the Department provides the technical, logistical, and problem-solving support necessary for candidates and staff to run strong, competitive, winning campaigns. Interns will be asked to assist staff with political analysis in the upcoming campaign cycle, database and candidate-file maintenance, compiling the latest polling, political advertisements, fundraising numbers and news clips for our targeted races, and preparing for and staffing meetings of senior staff.


Research Intern

The DCCC research department provides a variety of information ranging from issue briefs, to public record research on candidates and committees. The department specializes in framing platforms based on local concerns within the larger context of our national debate. Interns can expect to help the Research Department compile databases and oppositional. The Research Intern is expected to track events and information from Washington think tanks, policy on the Hill or local issues from Congressional districts. 




Interns at the DCCC must be able to work independently, show initiative and respond well to direction. Our internship program is very rigorous, requires hard work, and an extreme attention to detail. Most importantly, interns must finish assigned work quickly, thoroughly, and accurately. Other qualifications include:

bullet Commitment to the goals of the DCCC.
bullet Good analytical, writing, telephone, and speaking skills
bullet Working knowledge of the legislative and electoral process, especially in regards to the House of Representatives
bullet Familiarity with Microsoft Office and other applicable computer programs

What does an internship at the DCCC give you?


The DCCC will assist the intern in obtaining academic credit.


Interns will have a vast exposure to people in the Democratic Party, including candidates and Members of Congress.


You will also be able to get a hands-on, insider view of some of the strategies, policies, and procedures followed in national campaign politics.


The DCCC provides a transportation stipend to all interns.


Application Deadlines:

The DCCC intern program accepts students year-round, and scheduling is flexible. Fall internships are between September and December. Spring Internships are between January and May. And Summer Internships are between June and August.

To Apply:

Send the following items to our intern coordinator:

bullet A completed Internship Application
bullet Resume
bullet An unofficial transcript
bullet One letter of recommendation or Three references

Please make sure that all materials are included. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Send all materials to:

Intern Coordinator
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
430 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003


Please contact us with any questions about Internships at the DCCC.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, www.dccc.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.







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