Careers and Internships

Internship Program

DLCC interns have a unique opportunity to work to help Democrats across the country from the nation's capital. By working for the DLCC, you can help Democratic candidates and caucuses while you gain valuable political experience. The DLCC is currently accepting applications for its Klindt/Dye Internship program. Please apply online.

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DLCC began the Klindt/Dye Internship, a program offering a stipend to students interested in state government and Democratic politics, in 1996. The Klindt/Dye Internship honors the memory of two people who dedicated their lives to Democrats in state government. Jenifor Klindt and Jeff Dye worked to ensure that Democrats won and maintained positions of leadership in state legislatures.

About the Klindt/Dye Internship Program

Jenifor Klindt was a seasoned veteran in the world of politics, having championed Democratic causes such as labor and womens rights for over twenty years. An Illinois native, Jenifor managed political operations for Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. In 1993 she laid the foundations for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). As its first Executive Director, she adopted innovative and successful techniques for running political campaigns. The DLCC and the dedicated campaign workers it produces are her legacy.

Jeff Dye knew almost every angle of a campaign. In his career, he acted as correspondent, researcher, fundraiser and campaign manager. He was an enthusiastic employee in each of his positions, driven by an appreciation for the critical relationship between grassroots organizing and federal government and a personal love of politics. He used his extensive professional background to lead the Democrats to victory in the Vermont and Tennessee Senates in 1996.

In memory of Jenifor and Jeff, we established this internship to help those who come after them to achieve the same kind of success.

Program Information

Internship: DLCC has at least one internship position available for the Fall and Spring semesters and a maximum of four internship positions available for the summer.

Location: 1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC. One block from McPherson Square Metro, Blue and Orange Lines; five blocks from Farragut North Metro, Red Line

Duration: 10 weeks; Summer internships should begin no later than June 4th.

Stipend: DLCC offers the Klindt/Dye Scholarship to each intern selected. The stipend amount varies each semester.

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester - No Deadline
Spring Semester - No Deadline
Summer – March 31st

Specific Intern Qualifications:

  • Rising 3rd or 4th year university student
  • Interest in electoral politics
  • Computer literacy, ability to use an assortment of software packages and familiarity with internet research
  • Ability to function in a fast paced, hectic work environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and to work independently
  • Ability to work full time (summer interns only)
  • Campaign experience a plus, but not required

While some of the intern's duties will be administrative, each intern will be given substantive projects based on the interests and experience of each individual and the current needs of the office. [Summer interns will work extensively on four of the committee's major events which take place in July and August.] DLCC is committed to ensuring that each intern gains a valuable experience. DLCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation or religion and welcomes applicants from all communities.

Housing Information

While DLCC does not provide housing for interns, there are several options for locating safe affordable housing during your internship. We encourage you to contact any of the following universities or organizations to seek housing during your stay in Washington.

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Housing and Dining Programs
Christopher L Moody
Assistant Vice President
Anderson, Room 1st Floor Anderson
202-885-3370
Tenley Town Metro Stop, Red Line
housinganddiningprograms@american.edu
Georgetown University
Summer and Conference Housing
100 Harbin Hall
Washington, DC 20057
202-687-3001
Shuttle bus service to Metro’s Orange & Blue lines
summerhousing@georgetown.edu
George Washington University
The John Quincy Adams House
2129 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-2552
Foggy Bottom Metro Stop, Orange and Blue lines
gwhouse@gwu.edu
Trinity Washington University
Campus Housing and Residence Life
125 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
Andrea Cadyma
Director of Campus Housing
Main Hall, Room 217
202-884-9316
Brookland Metro Stop, Red Line
cadymaa@trinitydc.edu
Georgetown Law
Housing and Residence Life
Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-662-9290
Union Station Metro Stop, Red Line
housing@law.georgetown.edu
Catholic University
Office of Housing Services
160 Father O’Connell Hall
Washington, DC 20064
202-319-5615
Brookland Metro Stop, Red Line
cua-housing@cua.edu

Other Housing Options:
Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) has been housing interns since 1990. All WISH locations are metro accessible.

Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)
307 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-548-2720
interns@internsdc.com