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Role: North Carolina Policy & Advocacy Intern 

Location: North Carolina Hybrid  

Start Date: February 1, 2024-April 15, 2024  

Reports to: North Carolina Policy Director  

Details: This is a part-time internship (20 hours/week), starting Thursday, February 1st and ending Monday, April 15th. 

Essential functions: Common Cause (NC) is seeking a Policy & Advocacy Intern to work at the intersection of election engagement and public affairs. This is an exciting opportunity to create engaging voting advocacy materials, attend Board of Election meetings, and assist with community trainings during the 2024 election cycle. 

 Skills you will build and work you will be involved in 

  • Work with the Policy Team on our County Board of Elections (CBOE) advocacy and monitoring program 
  • Research and develop materials on early voting plans and county elections funding 
  • Attend county board of elections meetings to monitor what happens and report to the coalition 
  • Work with volunteers to help them monitor CBOEs and do advocacy for elections funding and early voting plans 
  •  Attend trainings and events with the policy and organizing teams


You will be a good fit for this internship if you have: 

  • A passion for learning about elections, government affairs, and the legislative process 
  • A desire and an ability to work in a non-partisan manner  
  • A willingness to build your organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • A willingness to build your writing and listening skills 
  • A willingness to learn new skills 
  • An interest in talking with county board of election staff 
  • Interest in policy research 
  • Strong writing skills 

Compensation: $3,570 for the 10.5 weeks paid in 5 equal twice monthly payments on the 15th and last day of the month.  

Classification: This position is classified as temporary and therefore not included in the union-represented collective bargaining unit.  

To Apply: Please complete the application here by November 24, 2023. Note that you will be asked for your resume and a cover letter. If you are moved forward in the process, additional details about the interview process will be shared with you by the hiring team.  

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated. 

About Common Cause 

Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process. 

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.5 million members (about the population of New Hampshire) and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country. 

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