2017 Summer Internships with the Alaska Democratic Party


The Alaska Democratic Party seeks three motivated, hardworking students to assist our team this summer. Interns will share a variety of general assignments and gain knowledge and proficiency in a specific discipline. This will be a comprehensive introduction into the political campaign arena.  No prior political or campaign experience is required.

When:  June – August, 2017

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

Who: Current college students or young professionals with a strong interest in politics


Interns will be responsible for completing an array of general tasks. Examples may include working with ADP staff to identify and define volunteer projects; assisting with volunteer recruitment; scheduling, training, and supervising volunteers; canvassing; phone banking; and covering administrative and front desk responsibilities.

Interns also will have the opportunity to partner with a member of ADP staff in one or more of these areas:

1) Data: learn to manipulate the voter file system, upload and maintain data bases, hardware/software support, assist with voter identification and targeting.

2) Communications: engage in graphic design, write social media and website content, compile news clips, assist with media outreach.

3) Fundraising: learn skills that will make you an asset to any campaign. 

4) Research: find and analyze information in public records and other sources.


The Party will pay $10/hour for 20 – 25 hours/week. Interns are responsible for finding their own housing and transportation, though the Party may be able to assist with accommodation on a case-by-case basis. The Party is willing to assist Interns in obtaining class credit for a completed Internship.

To Apply:

Please email a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the 2017 Summer Internship, along with a 1-page resume and three references to Jay Parmley, Executive Director, jay@akdems.org.  Please also specify your preferred area of specialization.  Deadline for applications is May 15, 2017.