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Democracy North Carolina is growing.

Working at Democracy North Carolina means you are part of a highly productive team focused on achieving short-term results that bring about long-term change. We are headquartered in Durham, where much of our staff lives, but we also have staff who live and work in cities across the state. Democracy North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer that goes well beyond the requirements of the law to maintain a talented and diverse staff.

Current Job Openings:

Communications Associate (Permanent, Full-Time)

The Communications Associate is a full-time position that will provide support for Democracy North Carolina’s growing communications efforts both internally and externally. The Associate will primarily assist with copywriting, media relations, and multimedia content creation. A cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed to They should include the relevant JOB TITLE and candidate’s NAME in the Subject line. No phone calls please. Click here to learn more and apply for Communications Associate

Democracy Summer

Every summer Democracy North Carolina hires outstanding college undergraduates to participate in a full-time organizing apprenticeship. Students accepted to this 9-week program learn the basics of community organizing for social change, including the connections between money in politics and social justice issues like the environment, racial equity, healthcare, voting rights and more.

Students in the program work full-time from late May to late July and earn a stipend of $3,000 for the summer. This is a full-time job, so students who have to do summer classes or have other, part-time work cannot realistically complete the program.

The 2018 application period has closed. 

Find details about Democracy Summer and the 2019 application process.


Democracy North Carolina occasionally engages area students in semester-long projects or other internships. As a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, we qualify for inclusion on most college community service lists. We can help you explore the possibility of earning community service or class credits for interning with us. For more information on opportunities that may be available to you, please contact us.