Democracy Summer interns get vital, real-world experience in organizing and advocacy. In 2017, students lobbied state lawmakers for redistricting reform, delivering thousands of voter signatures demanding fair maps during an intern-led press conference at the General Assembly.

On this MLK Day 2018, we’re calling on you to ask the young people in your life to heed the call of Martin Luther King, Jr. and help us lead the call for justice in 2018.

You know the young people I’m talking about — that special person in your life who isn’t letting their young age stop them from helping their community. They’re always getting involved, leading programs and people, and being the change they want to see. Tell them to APPLY NOW for Democracy Summer 2018, our paid summer internship program for college and community college students. 

Democracy Summer is a life-changing, hands-on internship experience. Interns work for nine weeks during the summer as organizers in communities across the state. Right now, we’re looking for interns who can spend the summer in Western NC, Eastern NC, the Triad, and Charlotte area regions to empower local volunteers, advocate for policies that improve democracy, and help our state navigate North Carolina’s power structure and political process during this important year of “justice elections.”

All interns earn a $3,000 stipend while building relationships and receiving training that will help them kickstart a career in social and political change. Now in its 19th year, Democracy Summer is ideal for students interested in working in social and economic justice, advocacy, research, politics, law, nonprofits, or public service.

Click here for more details and to complete the short application.

Applications are due on March 18. For more information email Use the subject line: “Democracy Summer Application.” Apply or encourage someone you care about to apply today.

Thank you for reading, forwarding this email, and helping us to recruit our newest class of interns!


Cheryl Ellis
Democracy North Carolina

P.S. Click here to order our MLK Brochures to help even more people — of all ages — get involved in this important year of advocacy!

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