Press enter to search
Take Action

JFK Scholarship & Joe Moakley Internship Programs

JFK Scholarship & Joe Moakley Internship Programs

The Massachusetts Democratic Party is committed to developing the next generation of leaders! Apply today to the MDP JFK scholarship & Joe Moakley Internship Programs.

The MDP is offering two scholarships and six paid internship opportunities to all students enrolled in college or post-secondary programs and 2019 college graduates and post-secondary certificate holders who are residents of Massachusetts and registered Democrats.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 5:00pm


Applications with the following documents must be received by May 1, 2019. They may be emailed, mailed or hand-delivered to Jeremy Comeau, Massachusetts Democratic Party (; Massachusetts Democratic Party, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 410, Boston, MA 02108).


  • Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident
  • Must currently be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university, a post-secondary school program, or be a 2019 graduate of college or post-secondary program
  • Must be a registered Democrat in Massachusetts
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Commitment to public service and desire to be politically active
  • Ability to work with diverse communities


  • Cover Letter of Application
  • Essay (300-word limit)
  • One-page Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • 2 letters of Recommendation
  • For Internship Applicants: Commitment to work with MDP and/or policy organization or local community-based organization working on issues that advance MDP platform goals.
  • For All Candidates: Must commit to attend a MDP special event on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston.

Essay for JFK Scholarship Candidates: Discuss how President John F. Kennedy has inspired your life. How do you ensure that his values are manifested in your own activism?

Essay for Congressman Joe Moakley Internship Candidates: Discuss how Congressman Moakley or any other Massachusetts Member of Congress or the U.S. Senate have inspired your political beliefs and values. What would you do in your internship to ensure that they are reflected in your work?


  • The Selection Committee will select candidates based on the application package and interviews.
  • Interviews are mandatory and will be scheduled for May 6, 2019.
  • Candidates may apply for the JFK Scholarship, Moakley Internship or both; however, only one application package and only one essay is required.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership (or potential leadership) skills; proven commitment to public service; past political activity or desire to become active members of the Democratic Party; a strong commitment to MDP values; and an ability to work with diverse communities.
  • Successful candidates will receive a $3,000 scholarship or $2,000 internship stipend.


Join us today

Help build a better Massachusetts for everyone

Take Action Register to vote Donate now