Los Angeles County Democratic Party

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) is the official body of the Democratic Party in Los Angeles County and the largest local Democratic Party entity in the United States, representing over 2.4 million registered Democrats in 88 cities with a population larger than 42 other states. LACDP charters nearly 100 Democratic organizations, endorses candidates and ballot measures, and strategically targets and mobilizes for electoral campaign activities.

Complete the online application or download the application here.

For more information or questions call (213) 382-1211 or email intern@lacdp.org. 

Description

In 2013, LACDP will be actively involved with hundreds of state and local races and preparing for the 2014 statewide races. Interns will help with building the Democratic Party’s infrastructure and mobilizing Democratic voters, including campaign mobilization, campaign rapid response, get-out-the-vote operations, fundraising, special events, voter registration/outreach, and legislative/issue advocacy.

Our interns will be working closely with the LACDP Chair and the LACDP staff to assist maintaining regular Democratic Party operations; planning special events; and working as directed on electoral campaign, legislative advocacy, and Democratic Party-building activities.

This internship is ideal for college students or recent graduates who are interested in becoming involved in Democratic politics.  The internship will be based at the LACDP Headquarters in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, but may require some travel to other parts of the county.

Interning with LACDP is not just about helping the Democratic cause — it’s also about developing our interns to be effective leaders. LACDP interns have a tendency to go onto great things after their time with LACDP. See our Intern Alumni page to see some profiles of just a few of our previous interns.

College credit available for participating schools.

 

Responsibilities

Level of involvement depends on the individual’s interest and time availability. At least 15-20 hours of interning per week is strongly preferred.

Projects include, but not limited to:

• Administrative operations, such as filing and data entry

• Democratic Party meeting, campaign, and special events planning

• Party services, such as constituent services, mailings, and phone banking

• Volunteer/community outreach and coordination

• Voter registration, community outreach, and grassroots mobilization

 

Qualifications

The Intern will be expected to:

• Be committed to Democratic Party ideals and values

• Communicate clearly orally and in writing

• Have basic computer and office skills

• Handle multiple projects simultaneously

• Work both independently and as a member of a team

It is preferred, but not required, that the intern:

• Has prior political or campaign experience

• Be proficient in more than one language