Intern with the NDRC

Location: Washington, DC or Remote
Compensation: Selected candidates will receive a stipend for their work. Interns can receive school credit depending on degree requirements.

To Apply:

Please see detailed instructions below.

About the NDRC

This year marks one of the most important turning points for the future of the country: when states redraw their Congressional and state legislative lines. Chaired by Eric Holder, the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, NDRC is the first-ever strategic hub for redistricting focused on winning targeted elections and ballot initiatives, advancing legal action, and building the infrastructure to achieve a fairer redistricting process.

Republican gerrymandering after the 2010 Census rigged the system; it is hurting our democracy. The NDRC is working to fix this through a comprehensive strategy that includes ensuring states with independent redistricting commissions run full and transparent processes that results in fair maps, calling out elected officials who are working to draw bad maps, building and participating in a strong coalition that exemplifies fair map-drawing practices, and supporting national and state-level legislation to support fair maps.

The NDRC internship provides an enriching opportunity and unique educational experience for those looking for hands-on experience in the redistricting space. Through first-hand opportunities to learn more about redistricting, assist with research, outreach with other groups, development, and strategic communications, the internship is a dynamic educational and training experience that allows individuals to engage in the multifaceted work of our organization.

“The biggest rigged system in America is gerrymandering.
Together we can change that and restore fairness to our democracy. Join our fight because politicians shouldn’t choose their voters — voters should choose their representatives.”

Eric H. Holder, Jr. 82nd U.S. Attorney General

Internship Overview

Interns will be paired with a department or two, and day-to-day tasks will vary depending on the department. Topics that interns will be working on can include:

  • Political Campaign Work
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Litigation
  • Social Media
  • Branding/Design

Interns on each team will:

  • Draft content for external audiences
  • Conduct research on issues related to redistricting on the state and federal levels
  • Assist with coordinating staff calendars and event logistics
  • Provide support for department directors and external meetings as needed
  • Provide additional support for general administrative work within the office as needed

Qualifications

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Applicants will be self-motivated and interested in gaining experience with political and legal issues surrounding the electoral process, specifically focused on gerrymandering
  • Successful in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work with sensitive information
  • Able to commit 30 to 40 hours a week

Application Process

To apply for a position at the NDRC, please submit a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments on an email to jobs@democraticredistricting.com.

In your cover letter please include your answer to this question: Why do you think gerrymandering is problematic to democracy? Please also address which topic you are most interested in:

  • Political Campaign Work
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Litigation
  • Social Media
  • Branding/Design

Please put “Internship — {{preferred topic}}” in the subject line of your email. Cover letters should be addressed to “Hiring Manager.”

This is a nonemployment internship opportunity and selected candidates will receive a stipend for their work. Interns can receive school credit depending on degree requirements.

Equal Opportunity & Diversity

The NDRC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country. The NDRC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NDRC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NDRC employee. The NDRC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.