The Democratic Governors’ Association (DGA) is an independent, non-profit political organization. The DGA’s purpose is to assist in the election and re-election of Democratic Governors as well as to provide policy background
to the nation’s Democratic Governors. The DGA works closely with the state and Washington, D.C. offices of the governors, and national Democrats.
An internship at the DGA will allow interested individuals to obtain practical political, policy, and fundraising experience. Interns complete a wide variety of tasks and large-scale projects, including but not limited to GOTV, targeting, and political/donor research.
Researching initiatives of the Democratic governors, and making contact with gubernatorial campaigns;
Investigating prospective corporate and individual members of the DGA;
Obtaining news articles and information from the Internet and other media sources pertaining to the political landscape of various states;
Developing media and member prospect lists;
Assisting in the organization of Washington, D.C. events on behalf of Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates;
Assisting in the production of materials distributed at DGA meetings; and
Providing essential support to the DGA staff.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Access;
Professional Attitude and attention to detail; and
Reliable students who are highly organized, self-motivated, have an interest
Ability to be very flexible, detail oriented, work well under pressure, and
maintain a good sense of humor.
Students who are selected for this competitive program get the opportunity to take on projects from all of the DGA’s departments, which provides them with valuable political experience. In addition, interns also take part in ducational brown bag lunches and events for both Democratic governors and candidates.
The job description is below. Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to DGA's internship coordinator, Donna Tappin, firstname.lastname@example.org.