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Information Technology Internship

The Democracy Now! IT internship provides a great opportunity for individuals looking to contribute to the program’s daily and long-term technical operations while learning new skills across a broad spectrum of the IT field. The Democracy Now! IT department is responsible for everything from day-to-day office desktop support to cloud-based infrastructure management. Interns will provide support to both the IT department and the general staff in a challenging and exciting media production environment.

Democracy Now! Internships are paid, 20 hour per week, temporary work placements to help students, people early in their careers and career changers to gain entry-level skills and experience in the fields of outreach, social media, education, fundraising, translation, archiving and IT in a non-profit setting.


  • Provide end-user technical support for an OS X based desktop environment
  • Oversee Live media streaming and encoding operations
  • Automate various processes in a Linux environment
  • Support automated backups
  • Manage basic networking tasks
  • Interact with VOIP PBX systems
  • Other duties as needed within IT

Educational Opportunities

  • Support a highly dynamic work environment
  • Become more familiar with linux scripting, automation, and distributed configuration tasks
  • Work with large scale/high performance storage systems
  • Learn about video encoding and streaming
  • Learn many aspects of network administration
  • Employ problem solving skills regularly


  • Knowledge of Democracy Now and commitment to its mission
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of OS X system administration tasks
  • General knowledge and experience with Linux/*NIX operating systems
  • Experience with basic shell scripting
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networks
  • General programming knowledge is a plus

To Apply

Candidates may apply for only one internship per session. To apply, send a one-page resume, a cover letter and two work or academic references to it-intern [at] democracynow [dot] org with “IT Intern” as the subject line. In your cover letter, please address these questions:

  1. How did you discover Democracy Now!?
  2. What are your goals in seeking out this internship?
  3. What makes you a good candidate for this internship?

Due to the volume of applications received, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No mail submissions or phone calls please.

Democracy Now! is an equal-opportunity employer.