Employment & Internship Opportunities

Listed below is a list of our current employment and internship opportunities.

The Minnesota DFL Party is now accepting applications for internships at the DFL headquarters in Saint Paul. Descriptions of our different internships are available below, along with application instructions. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please download our Internship Application and our Voluntary Self-Identification Information Form.

Employment Opportunities

Finance Director

An applicant must have at least these qualifications and, except in an extraordinary case, will not be considered without them:

Strong commitment to electing Democrats.
At least 2 cycles of political fundraising experience is preferred, though other fundraising experience will be considered.
Exemplary time management, planning, and organizational skills.
Detail-oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and staff.
Experience with NGP and other campaign and finance databases.
Must have a car, car insurance, and driver’s license (position will require travel around the state).
An understanding of federal and/or state election and campaign finance law is preferred.
Experience in and knowledge of the political landscape and key people/organizations in Minnesota is a plus.

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Telemarketing Jobs

The Minnesota DFL Party is hiring part-time telemarketers for the 2017 fundraising campaign. Compensation is competitive. Qualified candidates should have an outgoing personality, strong work ethic, great communication skills, and passion for the DFL Party. Some computer skills are required. Scheduling is flexible and hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 6-9PM, and Sundays 4-8PM.

The Minnesota DFL Party is located at 255 E Plato Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107. Please email cshelmon@dfl.org if interested in this position. No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position. The Minnesota DFL Party is an equal opportunity employer.

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We offer a variety of internships in different departments. If you are interested in government, communications, or grassroots organizing, this is a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference for the people of Minnesota and to learn how state politics works from the inside. You can download an application using the link above. For further information on internships at the DFL Party, contact Lindsay Jacobson at ljacobson@dfl.org. Please email completed internship applications to ljacobson@dfl.org.

2017 Internship Application Deadlines:

  • 2017 Summer Internship: March 10th @ 4:30pm
  • 2017 Fall Internship: August 9th @ 4:30pm
  • 2017 Winter/Spring Internship: December 6th @ 4:30pm

Data Internship

The Minnesota DFL is seeking an intern to help with data, analytics, reporting, data visualization and special projects.

Duties include assisting in managing the statewide voter file; working with campaigns and candidates to understand and utilize available data tools; building reporting and data visualizations; training; and working with a team on special projects.

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Training & Party Affairs Internship

The Minnesota DFL seeks several interns to assist with party affairs. Duties will include working with local unit DFL chairs in event planning, assistance in the development and implementation of a state-wide activist and volunteer training programs, maintenance to the volunteer database and assist party units in their organizing efforts. Qualified interns will be able to work well with people, prioritize to meet deadlines, possess excellent phone and computer skills, be confident, flexible, creative, organized, and reliable.

To apply for any internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references with your completed application.

Note: Be sure to include extracurricular and volunteer activities on your resume.

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Communication & Research Internship

The Minnesota DFL is seeking several interns to help with writing, video development, graphic design, research, and special projects.

Duties include assisting in writing press releases, columns and letters to the editor; writing, taping and editing videos; monitoring media (print, radio and television); working with DFL Communication Coordinators across the state; and working with a team on research projects.

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