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Intern at the Vermont Democratic Party

Want to break into politics?

Apply for the 2016 Senator Leahy Next Generation Leadership Program Program!


Do you have a passion for politics? Do you want to make positive change in your community? Do you want to learn what it takes to organize and execute grassroots campaigns?

 Then you belong at the VDP!


The Vermont Democratic Party encourages all interested candidates to apply to our 2016 Senator Leahy Next Generation Leadership Program! While the position will entail a number of specific responsibilities, the underlying goal of the internship will be to work with VDP staff, and county and town committee members and volunteers to lay the foundation for a successful 2016 Democratic campaign. From our Federal delegation, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and all other statewide and local races, Interns will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a comprehensive statewide field program from the ground up.

Though interns will gain primary experience in the areas of field work, grassroots organizing, and data analysis, there may also be supplemental opportunities to learn about finance, messaging, etc.

The Vermont Democratic Party is still looking to fill positions in the following cities and towns:

  • Bennington

  • Brattleboro

  • Morrisville

  • Lyndonville

  • Rutland

Additional Program Details:

  • ~20 hours per week, stipend available

  • Internship/practicum credit provided whenever possible!

  • Possibility of working remotely when appropriate

  • Expected participation from late June to Late August 2016

  • New friends, experiences, and an invaluable introduction to politics in Vermont!

All interested candidates should note their preferred regional choices and submit their resume and cover letter to Field Director, Cameron Russell, at and to Regional Field Director, Brandon Batham, at by Friday, June 17th, 2016.

***Please note that, due to a high volume of applications, we are no longer accepting applicants for our Burlington field office.***

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