Summer 2023 Compliance Internship

Washington, DC /
Internship Coordination – Compliance /
/ On-site
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the independent, non-profit, campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic governors, is seeking a Compliance intern for the Summer 2023 term. The DGA works closely with the state and Washington, DC offices of the Democratic governors as well as many other national Democratic and progressive organizations.

DGA internships allow interested students to obtain practical political experience within the DGA Compliance Department including donor research, database maintenance, assisting with report filing, standardizing donor data, and administrative support to the department to ensure a successful operation.

DGA Compliance interns are assigned a variety of projects and tasks that support the DGA. Interns mainly report to the Compliance Director for assignments and feedback, as well as regular check-in’s with the Intern Manager who manages DGA’s internship program.

For the Summer 2023 term, DGA internships will be hybrid, with the option for interns located in Washington, DC to use the office on a limited basis. Selected interns are provided a program stipend of $5,000. Housing is not provided.

Applicants should submit a resume and 1-2 paragraphs on why you want to work as an intern at the DGA and how you anticipate a DGA internship will benefit your career. Please include a draft work schedule at the end of your 1-2 paragraphs. Hour requirements are listed below. Potential applicants who have an interest working on Democratic campaigns or supporting Democratic campaigns are strongly encouraged to apply. No calls, please.

This application will remain open until the position is filled.

Typical Responsibilities:

    • Assist with “Best Efforts Mailings” in reaching out to donors for compliance requirements
    • Assist with standardizing spreadsheets of grassroots donor information
    • Assist with database and physical filing system maintenance
    • Assist with online donor information research for disclosure reporting
    • Participate in the department’s strategic planning meetings and all staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications/Expectations:

    • Excellent punctuality and attendance;
    • Good, professional verbal and written communication skills;
    • Good and consistent attention to detail;
    • Ability to cooperate and effectively communicate with a diverse staff and other interns;
    • Ability to ask appropriate questions to gather information to complete a task on time and up to expectations;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;
    • Proficiency with other web tools such as Google Docs;
    • Strong commitment to the principles of the Democratic Party;
    • Strong interest in current events and national/state/local campaigns and politics;
    • For Summer terms, remote and/or hybrid availability for a minimum of 30 hours per week is required
Diversity Practices 
The DGA recognizes that its continued success requires a group of hardworking, intelligent interns from diverse backgrounds during each term. The DGA is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to participate in the DGA internship program regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status. 

The DGA strongly encourages individuals with a diverse background to apply to its internship program and to share why your demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working in diverse communities makes you a strong applicant as part of your cover letter.

The DGA Internship Coordinator can work with selected interns and their school/program to obtain course credit for this internship.

The DGA offices are based in downtown Washington, DC. The DGA will work with potential candidates to schedule remote interviews and process on-boarding procedures remotely, if necessary. The Compliance Intern is expected to work with the Compliance Director to determine a hybrid/in-office work schedule.