Hope Institute 2016

The Democratic National Committee is looking for candidates with little previous exposure to politics to participate in the Hope Institute Winter 2016 program in Washington, DC.

Ideal candidates will be eager for political campaign training with the goal of jumping on a campaign in the 2016 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 Winter 2016 program runs from
February 25-27, 2016

The deadline for applications is
Monday, January 25th.


The 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 feel free to contact us at HopeInstitute@dnc.org.

The Hope Institute is a three day long DNC training program 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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