The Los Angeles County Democratic Party offers year-round internship opportunities for students or recent graduates interested in politics.
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) is the official body of the Democratic Party in Los Angeles County and the largest local Democratic Party entity in the United States, representing nearly 2.5 million registered Democrats in 88 cities with a population larger than 42 other states. LACDP charters nearly 100 Democratic organizations, endorses candidates and ballot measures, and strategically engages in electoral campaign activities.
Our interns help support the Democratic Party’s infrastructure and mobilize Democratic voters, including but not limited to: campaign mobilization, campaign rapid response, get-out-the-vote operations, fundraising, special events, voter registration/outreach, and legislative/issue advocacy.
Our interns work closely with the LACDP Chair and the LACDP staff to assist in maintaining regular Democratic Party operations; planning special events; and working as directed on electoral campaigns, legislative advocacy, and Democratic Party-building activities.
This internship is ideal for college students or recent graduates who are interested in becoming involved in Democratic politics. The internship is based at the LACDP Headquarters in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles but may require some travel to other parts of the county.
College credit available for participating schools.
Spring Internship dates are April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.
Summer Internship dates are May 20, 2019 through September 27, 2019 **Flexible
Spring Applications are due March 15, 2019.
Summer Applications are due April 12, 2019.
Level of involvement depends on the individual’s interest and time availability. At least 15-20 hours of interning per week is strongly preferred.
Projects include, but not limited to:
• Administrative operations, such as filing and data entry
• Democratic Party meeting, campaign, and special events planning
• Party services, such as constituent services, mailings, and phonebanking
• Volunteer/community outreach and coordination
• Voter registration, community outreach, and grassroots mobilization
The Intern will be expected to:
• Be committed to Democratic Party ideals and values
• Communicate clearly orally and in writing
• Have basic computer and office skills
• Handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Work both independently and as a member of a team
It is preferred, but not required, that the intern:
• Has prior political or campaign experience
• Be proficient in more than one language
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES REPRESENTED BY CURRENT & FORMER INTERNS
Albion College ● American University ● Chapman University ● Claremont Graduate University ● Claremont McKenna College ● College of the Canyons ● College of Wooster ● Columbia University ● CSU Fresno ● CSU Fullerton ● CSU Los Angeles ● CSU Northridge ● Cypress College ● Dartmouth College ● El Camino College ● Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts ● George Washington University ● Harvard-Westlake School ● Kenyon College ● Los Angeles City College ● Long Beach City College ● Loyola Marymount University ● Moscow Institute of Journalism & Literature, Russia ● Occidental College ● Oxford University, United Kingdom ● Pasadena City College ● Pepperdine University ● Pierce College ● Pitzer College ● Pomona College ● San Francisco State University Division of Graduate Studies ● Santa Monica College ● Sciences Po Aix, France ● Sciences Po Toulouse, France ● Sciences Po Rennes, France ● Scripps College ● UC Berkeley ● UC Berkeley School of Law ● UC Davis School of Law ● UC Irvine ● UCLA ● UC Riverside ● UC San Diego ● UC Santa Cruz ● UC Santa Barbara ● Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada ● University of La Verne ● University of La Verne Graduate Program ● University of Maryland at College Park ● University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ● University of Oregon, Eugene ● University of Pennsylvania ● University of Pittsburgh ● University of Southern California ● University of Wisconsin, Madison ● Wheaton College ● Yale University ● Add Your School Here!