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.
The Regional Managing Organizer is based in Charlotte and works in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. Each Democracy North Carolina Regional Managing Organizer is responsible for locating, training and activating African Americans, other underrepresented citizens, and their allies who are interested in understanding and using the political process for empowerment and positive change. Organizers develop relationships and build a base of dedicated grassroots volunteers who take action and lead campaigns to (1) increase the civic participation and leadership of underrepresented voters and (2) advance a range of voting rights and governmental reforms that increase access to the ballot, improve government accountability, and reduce the influence of big money in politics.
The Policy Fellow is a twelve-month, renewable position that supports Democracy NC’s efforts to advance structural democracy reform and mitigate harm from voting restrictions through legislative, administrative, and legal channels. The Fellow will help develop and carry out the organization’s long-term reform agenda by conducting research and writing policy memoranda on specific policy ideas, their legal standing, models from North Carolina and elsewhere, and the details of their potential implementation. The position will also monitor legislative and administrative activity, maintain relationships with local, state, and national partner organizations, and assist with the creation of both voter education materials and persuasive advocacy content for traditional and social media.
Democracy North Carolina is hiring a Research Fellow for Summer 2019. This college/community college junior, senior or graduate student will work closely with Democracy NC’s Research and Policy team in a 10-week program focused on building up research and data analysis skills in the context of our voting rights work. This Fellow will 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 2019 application period is now open.
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.