National Office Internships
Each spring, summer and fall, Common Cause offers internships in Washington, DC to students from across the country. Interns work closely with national staff on grassroots organizing efforts, research and writing of policy papers and investigative studies, outreach to members of Congress and their staffs, e-advocacy, and fundraising.
Program interns will have the opportunity to work in various parts of the organization on projects assigned
Research interns will assist lawyers and legal fellows as part of the legal research team. They will conduct research necessary to create charts and information summaries for use. Past interns have drafted rebuttal arguments for congressional testimony, attended congressional hearings, and compiled data for use by senior staff and policy experts.
Communications interns will work mainly with our communications team to help produce web content, blog posts, email messages to members, and press relations materials. Past interns have helped create and maintain our website, written blog posts, processed and uploaded content, posted social media, and made infographics for events.
Digital Campaigns Intern
A Digital Campaigns Intern will work with our digital team as we mobilize our membership base to win campaigns using digital organizing tools and tactics. This will include: drafting, editing, and producing action-driven content for web, email, and social, assisting with our website content migration, fielding member inquiries and feedback that come in through various channels, and other tasks as needed. Plusses include experience with political writing, HTML/CSS, social media, or organizing.
As a Digital Campaigns Intern, you'll learn how to write compelling messages that drive individuals to take action, use digital tools to make an impact, and be part of the digital presence of a prominent advocacy organization.