Community Organizing Intern – Position located in NY

Thursday, Aug 18 2016

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Our Community Organizing Intern provides an opportunity to gain on the ground experience in community organizing and working with coalition-driven initiatives at the citywide and state level.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for dynamic, outgoing individuals interested in helping us expand our membership base and engage New Yorkers around a variety of policy issues, such as money in politics, media and democracy and voter participation. Organizers will work closely with an array of groups including student groups, union organizations and community groups. Activities are likely to include outreach and interacting with people and grassroots groups on a regular basis. Social media and basic graphic design skills a big plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: We are looking for someone interested in campaign finance, voter engagement and politics who is dedicated to working on social justice issues. Ideal candidates will have public speaking skills and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. Hours are flexible and may require attending evening or weekend events.

TO APPLY: Our interns will be exposed to a variety of government reform issues at the state and city level, while gaining a wide range of experience within a small office setting. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours a week. Internships are unpaid, however, a monthly MetroCard will be provided.

Please submit resume, cover letter and short writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Director of Human Resources at and include COMMUNITY ORGANIZING INTERN in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring core values of American Democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard.

Founded 45 years ago, Common Cause has 475,000 members and supporters, and chapters in 35 states around the country. At the national and state level, Common Cause is actively engaged in defending and advancing the core values of our democracy, which include politics not dominated by money, full access to voting and fair elections, economic opportunity for all, an ethical and accountable government, and an open and democratic media. More information can be found at:


Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.

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