NDTC Staff Academy Applications NOW OPEN (FREE Training Program)

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Want to make an impact in Democratic politics? Passionate about leading campaign teams to victory winning democratic seats across the country? Apply Now to The NDTC Staff Academy! 

Staff Academy is an intensive, 10-week, application-based program designed to recruit, train, and connect new staff to paid career opportunities in Democratic politics across the country. This year, we plan to have 150 graduates. When applying for Staff Academy, you choose from three tracks: digital, fundraising, and communications. Additionally, no matter which track you’re in, every cohort member is trained in management and leadership skills, including creating an inclusive team culture and practice advocating for yourself by pitching a campaign plan. No professional political experience is required to be part of Staff Academy. Cohort members come from a wide range of backgrounds and professional histories.

When inviting applicants to join our program, we prioritize leaders who are women, people of color, and transgender (trans) and non-binary people.

During the ten weeks of the program, you will take our on-demand courses, attend weekly virtual live training webinars, and complete homework. There is support throughout, including personalized feedback on your homework so you can improve your skills. There are also weekly optional sessions with a coach, where you can ask any questions you have. During the last three days, we have our live training, where we come together as a community virtually to level-up our skills. After the program ends, you continue to get support, coaching, and resources from our team as you look for a job.

Applications for the NDTC Staff Academy are now OPEN! Applications close at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday October 31st. If you have any questions please email [email protected]