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Role: California Communications, Research, Policy, or Development Intern 

Location: These internship positions are remote opportunities open to undergraduate or graduate students who either are from California or attend school in California. 

Start Date: June 1 – July 31 

Reports to: Alvin Valverde Meneses 

Details: This role is part-time (20 hours/week), and temporary (10 weeks) 

Essential functions: We are seeking student interns to work on California programs relating to voting and elections, student leadership programming, communications, and/or fundraising. Intern responsibilities will be determined based on interests, experience, and organizational needs.   


Policy Intern:

  •  Support and promote all voting reforms in your community and on campus: 
  • Online Voter Registration
  •  Same Day Voter Registration 
  • Election Protection Poll Monitoring 

Communications Intern: 

  • Keep our members and the public engaged in our efforts to strengthen our democracy. 
  • Create website and social media content, including blog posts, graphics, one-pagers, videos, or other content types. 
  • Help manage social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Development Intern: 

  • Help California Common Cause continue its efforts to promote an open, accessible democracy. 
  • Conduct research and data management to support our major donor program. 

Research Intern  

  • Analyze and track legislation on issues including voting rights, redistricting, and money in politics. 
  • Conduct research on the impacts of state legislation.  
  • Create fact sheets, one-pagers, and policy memos on legislation and legislative proposals. 

Salary: $17/Hour paid 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: Complete the application found here. It will take about 15 minutes to respond to the questions but a cover letter, resume, and Gmail email address is required. Some offices may require a writing sample at the time of the interview 

Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law. 

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. 

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