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2024 Summer Internship Opportunities

The Kentucky Democratic Party will offer three part-time (10-20 hrs/wk) internship opportunities during the summer of 2024. The internship runs from early June through early August, but dates are negotiable depending on school schedule.  Interns shall be compensated at a rate of $15/hour, with compensation for mileage and expenses incurred outside of normal commute. 

In a KDP internship, you will: 

  • Work side-by-side with KDP staff and statewide Democratic leaders to build Democratic power throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Complete a weekly reading on organizing and politics. 
  • Participate in weekly all-team video calls with national and statewide leaders in the field.
  • Build your experience, network and resumé ahead of a presidential and consequential state legislative election year. 

Internships are available in the following areas: 

Communications & Digital Media 

Create content & manage digital tools to build KDP’s voice and influence in both traditional and new media. 

  • Graphic design and style sheet editing for emails and digital media. 
  • Create content for social media, KDP website, and emails.
  • Write letters to the editor and op-eds for publication.
  • Assist with media monitoring and develop press lists.  
  • HTML and CSS coding skills are strongly preferred, as well as experience with Canva and Adobe Creative Suite

Data Management 

Learn the ins & outs of voter data management in Votebuilder, our data tracking software. 

  • Set up VAN committees & users, Troubleshoot VAN accounts & problems.
  • Provide a help desk for data requests from candidates, elected officials, and Democratic Party leaders. 
  • Complete voter data research projects. 

Finance & Fundraising 

Learn the day-to-day work of high-dollar and small-dollar political fundraising. 

  • Clean up & organize data, generate & vet donor lists, process donations 
  • Event planning & execution. 
  • Donor research, donor relations, update donor bios.
  • Social media fundraising coordination. 

To apply, email your resume and at least two writing samples or other relevant work samples to Writing samples are only required for the Communications & Digital Media internship. Applicants for the Data Management and Finance & Fundraising internships can instead submit a cover letter.