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Progressing Toward An Internship That Matters

If you have progressive values and are looking for a spring or summer internship that will make a difference, have we got a deal for you! The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is now accepting applications for its Summer 2019 Internship Program. The internship is a substantive program designed for high school, college, and graduate students seeking an opportunity to become deeply engaged in the political process.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that helps mobilize voters and activists in one of the most widely watched Congressional districts in the country. This is the ideal time to complete a political internship as we prepare for the critically important 2020 elections. Tenth Dems interns have staffed issue forums and events for elected officials and candidates up and down the ballot, worked on campaigns, and conducted research. Tenth Dems interns were very active during the 2018 election cycle, including legislative races, at the county board level, with countywide candidates, and in helping to turn the US House of Representatives blue. Interns may choose to complete general internships or specialize in areas such as media, technology, volunteer management, and political outreach.

Internships are unpaid, educational positions; however, academic credit is often available.

“This is an opportunity to learn about a grassroots political organization and to develop important skills,” said former State Representative Lauren Beth Gash, Tenth Dems’ Founding Chair. “Many of our interns have gone on to law school or other graduate programs, as well as paid political positions with local campaigns, and jobs in Springfield, Washington, and with national not-for-profit organizations.”

Acceptance into the program is selective, competitive, and contingent upon an interview. Residency in the 10th District is not required but applicants must have an interest in electing Democrats, be able to travel to our offices, and devote a minimum of 16 hours per week to the internship during the summer. Applicants should submit a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the program, along with a resume summarizing their educational background and activities. Neither need be formal.

To apply or request more information, email us at You can also “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@TenthDems).


Congrats, Governor Pritzker!

There were hundreds of folks from the 10th District in Springfield for the inauguration of our new leaders in Illinois. To answer a frequent question from a certain 2018 candidate…we’re ready! Congrats to Governor JB Pritzker!

Tenth News: A Big Hand for the Blue Wave


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We did it! Democrats did great in 2018, flipping offices at every level from Republican to Democrat. It took a lot of hard work but a lot of terrific new Democrats were elected. Take a look at some of them and what went on before and after Election Day.

Blue Wave Helped by Tenth Dems Election Protection Team

Congratulations to All Our Winning Candidates

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos Named DCCC Chair

Mary Edly-Allen Beats Right-Wing Extremist Helene Walsh

Full House Hears Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila Markin Nielsen Discuss Trump and Reality

An Intern’s View to a Wave

Tenth Dems Volunteers Had a Great Evening at Our Annual Awards Dinner!


Laugh and eat with us

Join Tenth Dems at an upcoming performance of “Make America Grin Again” by the political satire comedy troupe The Capitol Steps. It’ll be on Sunday, January 27, 2 PM, at the Center Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Then join us next door for dinner at Jameson’s Charhouse. Tickets for the show are just $52 each when buying with us, $8 less than purchasing online directly from the box office! The three-course dinner is $30, Tenth Dems’ cost (includes tax and tip).

Sign up to watch The Capitol Steps in Skokie with Tenth Dems.

Please consider becoming a sponsor or donating a bit more than the cost. The cost is OUR cost for tickets and dinner—there’s no upcharge. This isn’t a fundraiser, but we need money to continue our important work of supporting and helping to elect Democrats.

If you’re interested in joining us for the show and/or for the dinner around 5:00 pm, click here or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683). And if you can’t attend, feel free to contribute to our grassroots group as we build on Democrats’ momentum from 2018 in 2019 elections and, of course, in 2020.

What a great day!

What a great day! Democrats were sworn into office as Lake County Sheriff, Treasurer, and Clerk. Democrats were sworn in as Lake County Board Members. And there is now a Democratic Chair of the Board. Congrats to these newest officeholders and to all the people who have worked for years to turn Lake County blue!