JFK Scholarship Award – Applications Accepted

Mass Democratic Party Accepting Applicants For the JFK Scholarship

The Massachusetts Democratic Party has announced it is accepting applications for the JFK Scholarship and Joe Moakley Internship Programs.

These are 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 is Wednesday May 1, 2019 by 5pm.

To apply click:

JFK Scholarship & Joe Moakley Internship Programs

From Mass Dems Chairman Gus Bickford:

“A candidate is eligible for this program if they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants 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

  • Have a 2.5 minimum GPA; a commitment to public service

  • Desire to be politically active

  • The ability to work with diverse communities.


Applications must include, for all candidates, JFK Scholarship AND Joe Moakley internship program, the following:

  • A candidate’s cover letter of application

  • One essay (300-word limit)

  • A one-page resume

  • An unofficial Transcript

  • Two letters of recommendation

Finally, a candidate must commit to a special event on the evening of Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston, MA.

If you are applying specifically for the Joe Moakley internship program, you have an additional requirement—you must commit to work with MDP and/or policy organization or local community-based organization working on issues that advance MDP platform goals.

Candidates may apply for the JFK Scholarship, Moakley Internship or both; however, only one application package and only one essay is required.

Applications can be emailed, mailed or hand-delivered to Jeremy Comeau, Massachusetts Democratic Party (Jeremy+JFKMoakley@massdems.org; Massachusetts Democratic Party, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 410, Boston, MA 02108).

If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to email Jeremy Comeau at Jeremy+JFKMoakley@massdems.org.”