Summer 2020 Finance Internship

Washington, DC
Internship Coordination – Finance
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the independent, non-profit, campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic Governors, is seeking interns for the Summer 2020 term. The DGA works closely with the state and Washington, D.C. 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 Finance Department including donor research, policy research, fundraising/event management, and administrative support to the DGA staff who is responsible for working with the nation’s Democratic Governors to raise money for the DGA.

DGA Finance interns are assigned a variety of projects and tasks that support the DGA staff within the Finance, Policy, Events, and Administrative departments.

By submitting your application, you hereby certify that the information set forth in your application is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. Any false or misleading information submitted during this application process is reasonable grounds for an internship to be terminated.

Typical Responsibilities

    • Assist in the research of current and prospective donors of the DGA to draft memos for DGA staff and Democratic Governors;
    • Assist in the management of important databases such as contributions and political contacts;
    • Assist in the production of Washington, DC. based fundraising events on behalf of Democratic Governors and gubernatorial candidates;
    • Assist in the production of meeting materials for DGA staff and Governors;
    • Assist in greeting guests for meetings and answering/relaying incoming calls for DGA staff;
    • Help with other special projects, assignments, and tasks as assigned by DGA Finance, Policy, Events, and Administrative staff.

Minimum Qualifications/Expectations

    • Currently enrolled in, or working toward the completion of, a four-year degree program from an accredited college, university, or institution;
    • Excellent punctuality and attendance;
    • Good, professional verbal and written communication skills;
    • Good and consistent attention to detail;
    • Ability to cooperate and effectively communication 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 and using the internet as a reputable research tool;
    • Strong commitment to the principles of the Democratic Party;
    • Strong interest in current events and national/state/local campaigns and politics;
    • For Summer terms, attendance at the office for a minimum of 35 hours per week is expected.
School Credit
• The DGA Internship Coordinator can work with selected interns and their school/program to obtain course credit for this internship.

DGA internships are based in downtown Washington, DC and selected interns are provided a program stipend of $4,000. Housing is not provided. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Potential applicants who have an interest working on Democratic campaigns or supporting Democratic Campaigns are strongly encouraged to apply. The DGA is committed to a diverse workplace among its staff and interns. No calls, please.