The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee is a civic organization dedicated to ensuring that the 2020 Democratic National Convention makes a positive impact on the City of Milwaukee and surrounding communities. We are committed  to hosting and funding the most diverse, accessible, engaging, and inclusive Convention in the nation’s history - while making a lasting, positive impact on Milwaukee and the surrounding region. 


We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Internship term.  Interning with the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee is a unique opportunity for hardworking, passionate future leaders to gain real life, hands-on experience with what is required to put on a large party convention. It’s also a great way to form lasting connections and memories.  In addition to typical intern duties you will have the chance to volunteer on community outreach projects, assist at Host Committee functions leading up to and during the Democratic Convention, participate in activities across Milwaukee, WI and participate in some departmental meetings. Each department offers a unique learning experience.


Communications Department


The Communication Department is responsible for coordinating the Host Committee's messaging. The department's responsibilities include developing messages, preparing remarks for staff, and helping to coordinate the Host Committee's initiatives. 


  • Monitoring for relevant news coverage 
  • Assisting with development of written materials, such as press releases, digital content, opinion commentary, stakeholder communications, etc

  • Creating and/or updating media lists by identifying new and relevant reporter contacts

  • Proofreading materials for staff members

  • Contributing to the organization of the press team and the organization as a whole

  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and will have a proven ability to work quickly to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects at once.



Compensation: $15/hour

Term: Mid-October 2019 - Late December 2019


Only those selected for interviews will be contacted, no phone calls please.


The Host Committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention (Host Committee), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The Host Committee is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The Host Committee is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The Host Committee will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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