Internship Opportunities

Program Overview

The Minnesota DFL supports and works to enact the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and strives to sustain the foundations in our Party’s grassroots history. We believe that every American and Minnesotan, regardless of their background or other immutable traits, has a right to stable employment with fair wages, to a proper education, to raise and provide for a family, to accessible and affordable healthcare, to live in safe communities, and to retire with dignity and security.

The Minnesota DFL is currently seeking interns to help us accomplish these goals. Our positions are paid and part-time. We ask that interns work roughly 20 hours a week.

Spring 2023 Internship
Start & End Dates: 1/3/23 – 5/26/23
Application Deadline: 11/25/22
Summer 2023 Internship
Start & End Dates: 05/30/23 – 09/08/23
Application Deadline: 04/21/23
Fall 2023 Internship
Start & End Dates: 9/11/23 – 12/15/23
Application Deadline: 07/31/2023

Applications will be accepted until each position is filled.

Successful applicants in all departments will have:

  • Excellent communication and collaborative work skills
  • A strong work ethic and ability to work independently
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
  • A willingness to be flexible in daily work assignments

Internship Departments

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the different internships available at the DFL prior to applying!

Communications & Research:

The Minnesota DFL is seeking an intern to help with writing, research, and special projects.

Duties include assisting in writing press releases, columns and letters to the editor; monitoring media (print, radio and television); working with DFL Communication Coordinators across the state; and working with a team on research projects.

Qualified interns will have excellent writing and research skills, editing and communication skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and organizational skills. Political science, journalism, and mass communication students are encouraged to apply.

If applying for a communications internship, please include a non-academic writing sample with your application and send it to [email protected]

Political Data:

The Minnesota DFL is seeking an intern to help with data, analytics, reporting, data visualization and special projects.

Duties include assisting in managing the statewide voter file; working with campaigns and candidates to understand and utilize available data tools; building reporting and data visualizations; training; and working with a team on special projects.

Qualified interns will have an interest in learning how data affects campaigns, and learning data skills and tools such as Microsoft Access, SQL and Tableau. Applicants with good working knowledge of Excel encouraged to apply.

Fundraising & Development:

The Minnesota DFL is seeking a fundraising/development intern.  Duties include working closely with the Finance Director to grow our grassroots donor program, assisting with the planning of small and large events, analyzing data in our donor database, and taking on special projects as they arise. This part-time intern will play an important role in preparing our party for the crucial 2022 election cycle and will complete the semester with a better understanding of basic fundraising strategies.

Strong applicants will be proficient in Excel and have a general familiarity with politics in Minnesota.


The Minnesota DFL seeks an intern to assist with the training department. Duties will include working with local unit DFL leaders, assisting in the development and implementation of a state-wide activist and volunteer training programs, maintaining a training curriculum library, and providing support for our online training system.

Party Affairs:

The Minnesota DFL seeks an intern to assist in the Party Affairs department. Duties will include working with local unit DFL chairs in event planning, assistance in maintenance our volunteer database, working to develop our officer manuals, promotional kits, convention materials, and assisting local party units in their organizing efforts.

Qualified interns will be able to work well with people, prioritize to meet deadlines, possess excellent phone and computer skills, be confident, flexible, creative, organized, and reliable.

Political & Organizing:

The Minnesota DFL is seeking a Political and Organizing intern.  Duties include assisting the Political and Organizing team (which includes the Rural Organizing and Coalitions teams) in planning political events that engage with our activists and bring new people into the DFL Party. Interns will help organize activists and volunteers into taking action for the DFL and our candidates as well as assist in identifying possible future candidates.

Qualified interns will have an interest in learning how political campaigns operate in MN, possess a strong desire to make the DFL party stronger, and will be able to juggle a variety of tasks at the same time.

By the end of the internship, the Political and Organizing intern will have learned how to utilize grassroots organizing tools, as well as political tech tools, to recruit and manage volunteers and activists and will be able to plan and execute a political event, such as a listening session, phone banks, and door knocks.

Applying for an Internship

To apply for an internship at the Minnesota DFL, please submit the following application materials by email to [email protected]

  • Application Form: Please submit the completed form with your application.
  • Cover Letter: A one-page cover letter which outlines your interest in interning for the Minnesota DFL.
  • Resume: A one-page resume that outlines your academic and work experience.

Diversity and Inclusion: The Minnesota DFL is an equal-opportunity employer. The DFL Party is committed to including groups historically underrepresented due to race/ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or ability. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented and marginalized communities to apply.

Voluntary Self-Identification Information (OPTIONAL)
Consistent with the DFL Party’s commitment to including groups historically under-represented in the DFL Party’s affairs, by virtue of race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or disability, we encourage members of underrepresented groups to seek jobs within the DFL Party. To help in this effort, we ask applicants to complete this self-identification form. Completion of this information is voluntary and is not a requirement of employment. This information will not affect the decision regarding your application for employment. This information will be kept confidential.
Select one or more groups that fit your identity:

·         African American

·         Asian/Pacific American

·         Hispanic or Latino

·         LGBTQ+

·         Native American

·         Person with Disability

·         Veteran