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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:

Democracy Summer

Our youth leadership development program is hiring for Summer 2020! Click here to read more about the Democracy Summer internship program. Applications are due by Monday, March 23rd.

Communications Fellowship

In companion with Democracy Summer, we are also hiring 2 Communications Fellows to run our multimedia projects – a podcast and short video production – and further highlight the work of the Democracy Summer interns. Click here to read more about the Communications Fellowship. Applications are due by Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Research Fellowship

Democracy North Carolina is hiring a Research Fellow for Summer 2020. This college/community college junior, senior, or graduate student will work closely with Democracy NC’s Advocacy Team in a 10-week program that is focused on building research and data analysis skills in the context of our pro-democracy work. This is a full-time fellowship that will run from late May to late July. The fellow will earn a stipend of $4,800. As this is a full-time fellowship, students with other obligations (coursework or otherwise) are discouraged from applying. Click here to read more about the Research Fellowship. Applications are due by Friday, April 10, 2020.


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 inquiries in specific departments, please contact the appropriate staff member.