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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 Associate

The Development Associate provides support to meet annual fundraising goals. The position combines donor communications and coordination with the operational requirements of an electronic fundraising database. The person in this role works closely with the Development Director to implement a development plan and calendar for donor communications and works cooperatively with all staff to ensure efficient completion of assigned responsibilities and tasks. The position involves administrative work, fundraising activity, and communicating with institutional and individual donors and prospects. Additionally, the Associate is directly involved in special events logistics and implementation.

Click here to learn more and apply to the Development Associate position. 

Policy Fellow

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.

Click here to learn more and to apply for the Policy Fellow position.


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.