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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:

Research Manager

We are hiring for a full-time 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 Research Manager will help develop and carry out the organization’s long-term reform agenda by conducting research, data analysis, and writing reports on various topics relating to democracy and voting rights. The position will also assist with the creation of both voter education materials for traditional and social media. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

For Students:

Democracy Summer

Democracy Summer is a hands-on, life-changing paid summer internship. The application is live and we are now hiring for the 22nd-anniversary internship class. Click here to read more about the Democracy Summer program and apply.

Communications Fellowship

In companion with our annual Democracy Summer program, Communications Fellows manage the summer’s multimedia projects — a podcast and short video production — and further highlight the work of our youth activists.  Click here to read more about the Communications Fellowship and apply.

Research Fellowship

Democracy North Carolina is hiring three Research Fellows for Summer 2021. This college/community college junior, senior, recent graduate, 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. Click here to read more about the Research Fellowship and apply.


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.