Research Internship —Located in Annapolis, MD

Monday, Dec 4 2017

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist staff with all a range of advocacy and communications activities, including:

  • Assisting with grassroots efforts such as phone outreach to current and potential supporters and general petition gathering to raise awareness of reforms;
  • Mobilizing communities to hold politicians and corporations accountable;
  • Researching campaign donations and transparency reforms, with the goal of releasing several reports;
  • Assisting with policy development, social media, and other written outreach particularly around money in politics and voting reforms;
  • Organizing and promoting events including policy forums and rallies;
  • Meeting with elected officials, coalition partners, and community groups to discuss good government reforms and our long-term agenda.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be passionate about good government issues. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.  Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required; must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel. Experience with Facebook and Twitter are helpful. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills.

    TO APPLY:  Please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include RESEARCH INTERN - MARYLAND in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  This is an unpaid position; however, the position may qualify for college credit. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s schedule. A commitment of 10-20 hours per week is required. Must be able to come to the Annapolis office on a regular basis but work may be done remotely.  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 900,000 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: www.commoncause.org.

    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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