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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:

Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for designing and implementing the organization’s fundraising strategy, including foundation grants, major donors, online and direct mail appeals, and events. The person holding this position will also be expected to develop new strategies to expand the organization’s donor base and overall giving, including by reaching a donor base that reflects the constituencies Democracy NC seeks to serve. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and serves on the organization’s leadership team. The person holding this position will also be responsible for hiring and supervising a Development Associate who will report directly to them, and coordinating other staff and board members to assist with the strategies. The position is based in the organization’s Durham office.

Click here to learn more and to apply for the Development Director position. 

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 2019 application period is now open. 

Find details about Democracy Summer and the 2019 application process here.


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.