Hope Institute 2014

The Democratic National Committee is looking for candidates with little previous exposure to politics to participate in the Hope Institute Summer 2014 program in Washington, DC.

Ideal candidates will be eager for political campaign training with the goal of jumping on a campaign in the 2014 midterm elections. Candidates should be enthusiastic, politically minded future leaders between the ages of 20 and 24 from diverse backgrounds all across the country.

All costs will be covered, including airfare to and from Washington, accommodations, meals, and ground transportation to and from Hope Institute activities.

The Summer 2014 program runs from
July 14-16, 2014

The deadline for applications is June 13th.


The 25 selected participants will engage in a crash course in politics. They will have the opportunity to hear from former senior Obama for America campaign officials, congressional campaign managers, and DNC leadership, and learn from their career trajectories and insight. The experience will accelerate professional development while providing participants with strategies for entrance into political careers and professional contacts in order to further their job searches.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please click here. Please feel free to direct any questions to HopeInstitute@dnc.org.

The Hope Institute is a program of the DNC that provides critical professional development and career mentoring to applicants with many different types of backgrounds in the field of politics.

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