The IDP internship program is a way for individuals to explore the political world and discover if it is a good match for their personality and future goals.
The IDP welcomes college Sophomores through post-graduates. The average internship lasts three months. Interns usually work between 10-20 hours a week. Summer internships are also available.
WE AT THE IDP ARE COMMITTED TO PARTNERING WITH ALL OF OUR INTERNS TO ENSURE THEY MAKE THE CONNECTIONS THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS.
Interns work with all staff members and learn a variety of skillsets. Staff members who might need assistance from interns include:
Operations Director – Our Operations Director manages and works directly with interns. Working with our Operations Director, the intern would conduct voter outreach through canvassing and phone banking, volunteer recruitment and organizing data.
Communications Director – Working with our Communication Director, the intern would help with a wide variety of media projects. These projects would require computer and phone work. Projects might include website updates, media list research and messaging research, and brainstorming for social media content ideas.
Tracking – Working with a Communication Director, the intern will regularly observe Legislative Committee meetings, political events, and online informational sources. Their job is to identify points of political contention and potential political capital that emerges.
Development Director – Working with a Development Director, the intern would help organize and research donors, assist with upcoming fundraising events, mailings and phone banks. Additional duties could include assistance with general office and research tasks.
Political Director – Working with a Political Director, the intern would help with a wide variety of political research projects. These projects will require computer and phone work. Additional duties will include volunteer recruitment, front desk coverage, and data entry.
Field Director (if applicable) – Working with a Field Director, the intern will be responsible for contacting potential volunteers, organizing field projects, supervise and train volunteers. This requires an enthusiastic person that has a skill capacity for working with people.
Executive Director –Working with Executive staff , the intern will help with infrastructure creation, organizational management, and organizational development opportunities. This requires a person who is dependable, prioritizes communication, highly skilled in keyboarding, technology and eager to learn systems and organizational development methods.
The Idaho Democratic Party is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, marital status, disability or any category prohibited by local, state or federal law.