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 organizers 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.
Democracy NC is seeking an Executive Director who has an unswerving commitment to social justice, principally through access to the ballot box, and who will inspire broad-based, deeply felt loyalty to the advancement of the Democracy NC mission. The Executive Director will be a leader with extraordinary vision who is able to realize that vision through a rich interaction with the Board, staff, supporters, volunteers and those who are served by the organization. The Executive Director must have a value set consistent with a culture that is based upon respect, collaboration, high ethical standards and a passion to make a difference. Click here for a full job description and to learn how to apply.
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.
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.