New Wave of Staffers
The NDTC Staff Academy is a program designed to recruit, train, and connect new staff to paid career opportunities in Democratic politics across the country. When inviting applicants to join our program, we prioritize leaders who are women, people of color, and transgender (trans) and non-binary people.
2021 Staff Academy Cohort members will choose to pursue one of three training tracks: digital strategy, fundraising, or communications.
What Graduates Have to Say
Our graduates now work on campaigns for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and all the way down the ballot.
Staff Academy Partners
About Staff Academy
Staff Academy 2021 is an intensive, online 10-week program. Participating in a Staff Academy Cohort involves weekly webinars, homework assignments, interactive practice opportunities, personalized feedback and coaching on core skills, access to industry leaders, and job search support.
Best of all, the program is free for anyone accepted.
2021 Staff Academy Cohort members choose to pursue one of three training tracks: digital strategy, fundraising, or communications.
How it Works
Once accepted, cohort members participate in structured online courses and collaborate with fellow peers from across the country for 10 weeks.
In the final week of the program, cohort members participate in an intensive four-day virtual live training event. Each training day includes content on both track-specific skills as well as essential skills for managing and leading on campaigns.
At the end of the program, Staff Academy Graduates have the foundation needed to build a successful career in Democratic politics and understand how to lead and manage a positive and inclusive culture as part of their strategic campaign goals.
Not Sure About Staff Academy?
NDTC’s Online Academy courses are interactive and available online 24/7. Unlike participating in the Staff Academy Cohort, there is no application or interview process to access the courses. You can take as many or as few as you’d like on your own schedule.