Want to break into politics?
Come work with the Vermont Democratic Party!
Do you have a passion for politics? Do you love to see positive change in your community? Do you have the energy to be part of a great team and elect Democrats to local and national office?
Then you belong at the VDP.
If you are looking for a great experience to help you build your political activism and leadership qualities, this is the opportunity for you. We are looking for individuals that have a passionate commitment to the values our Party has – people who want to see their communities grow and work with grassroots leaders to support Vermont Democrats.
We have internship opportunities for the following positions:
All intern applicants should be prepared to provide a resume and select their first and second choice departments. Read through and find the one that is right for you!
Interns must be self-motivated, intelligent individuals who share core beliefs with the Vermont Democratic Party (http://www.vtdemocrats.org/our-party/platform). They must have the skills to learn software –Votebuilder and Excel- and have the ability to communicate well and build relationships with local party officials and volunteers. Field Fellows must be able to work both independently, and in a group setting, and be available to provide daily reports to the Party Field Director. Previous campaign or political volunteer experience is recommended. Fellows will be working directly with Field Staff and the Field Director to implement all aspects of the Field Program.
Day to day field work will involve:
- Setting up meetings with local activists
- Travel to events/meetings to network with and recruit new activists
- Reaching out to voters about the upcoming elections
- Training and organizing volunteers
- Help running voter contact phone banks and door to door canvassing
Interested applicants should select “Field” as their first choice.
We're looking for a graphic designer to join the Communications Department who is interested in learning the ins and outs of political design. Our design Fellow will be working with the Director of Communications on everything from campaign literature for candidates, to social media memes, to infographics and event invitations.
This is a fast paced and fun position, anyone who applies should have be hungry to learn, an interest in political visual communication, and the ability to work on multiple projects at a time. Please include a link to your portfolio somewhere in your application.
Interested applicants should select “Design” as their first choice.
The Data department is looking for candidates that believe in the power of numbers. Every election is won or lost by a number of votes, a number of volunteer hours, and many other metrics. This data drives almost all campaign decision-making and this fellowship will teach interns how a campaign’s data is collected, manipulated, and reported to make decisions. Fellows will gain valuable experience on common campaign data collection techniques and the best practices associated with them. Fellows will learn how to track a campaigns progress toward their goals using data manipulation techniques. Also, Fellows get the opportunity to get in depth training on the Democratic Party’s Votebuilder database and learn how technology can applied to make jobs more efficient. Activities include:
- Helping administer the VDP voter database
- Working with field team to analyze voter contact numbers
- Creating reports for progress of campaign program
- Working with vendors to secure accurate data
- Cleaning data
- Learning about and using various data analysis tools
Interested applicants should select “Data” as their first choice.