Democracy Summer 2013

We're hiring! With the General Assembly being distracted from jobs by breast bills, attempts to fire oversight personnel, and attacks on voting rights and education, those might not be words you hear too often in NC these days. But Democracy North Carolina is hiring undergraduate student summer interns, who are interested in non-partisan organizing, to join the team for the summer. More details from the e-mail that was sent out today:

Do you know an undergrad student who is looking for a summer internship?

Democracy North Carolina is hiring for Democracy Summer! Interns work for ten weeks with an experienced Community Organizer in Charlotte, Greenville,* Fayetteville, or Winston-Salem to empower local volunteers, advocate for policies that improve democracy, and understand how to navigate North Carolina’s power structure and political process.

Interns earn a $2,500 stipend, while they build relationships and receive training that will help them start a career in social and political change. Now in its 14th year, Democracy Summer is ideal for college students interested in working in social and economic justice, community-based advocacy, research, politics, law, nonprofits, or public service.

Details about the program and the application can be found on the Democracy Summer website, Completed application, cover letter, and resume should be emailed to by April 1, 2013.

Thanks for helping us spread the word!

Your Democracy NC Team

* The “Greenville team” will be based out of Democracy NC’s Durham office. Frequent travel to Greenville, Rocky Mount, and other Eastern NC cities will be required; Democracy NC will cover travel expenses.

You can read more about Democracy Summer through these past Blue NC blog posts. Please help pass the word on to any undergraduate students you know, and consider sharing about Democracy Summer on facebook and twitter. With everything going on this legislative session, it's their future at stake.