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 trans/transgender and non-binary people.

2020 Staff Academy Cohort members will choose to pursue one of three training tracks: digital strategy, fundraising, or communications.

Find out when to apply for the 2021 Cohort

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.

I’m so excited to get out and do something big and a bit different. The Staff Academy was such a rewarding experience and I am so grateful for having had this opportunity!
Jessica Danon 2019 Staff Academy Graduate
For 8 weeks, I was able to train with a diverse group of the most talented and dedicated people I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. I came away from the program knowing that the future of Democratic politics is in good hands and that I have the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on progressive campaigns.
Eleanor McDonough 2019 Staff Academy Graduate
Top notch pipeline! It was one of the best programs I’ve been a part of. I’m excited and thankful for all that NDTC has taught me. Many thanks to you and everyone who helped make this possible.
Jessie Lopez 2019 Staff Academy Graduate