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We invite you to apply to our program—for an opportunity to explore and enrich your future career prospects while fighting for democracy. Interns work closely with staff on grassroots organizing efforts, research and writing of policy papers and investigative studies, outreach to members of Congress and their staffs, creating content for social media, blogs and newsletters, and fundraising.

Please submit resume to hr@commoncause.org and include the title and location of the internship you are applying for in the subject line and fill out the application below. This is an unpaid position; however, the position can qualify for college credit. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s schedule. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


Spring 2020 Internship

Research Internship: Florida, will work remotely

20 hours/week

Interns will conduct Voting and Elections research.  Interns will also help with Election Protection community organizing, social media tracking and updating, and general program support for Common Cause Florida.

Digital Internships: Washington DC

20 or 40 hours/week

The Digital Campaigns intern will work closely with national and state staff to develop and produce engaging online content (including emails, petitions, social media posts, and more) on Common Cause issues. The internship will help one young activist learn the ins and outs of running a digital issue campaign — as well as sharpen their writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Communications Internship: Washington, DC

20 hours/week

This internship is ideal for a good writer interested in marketing for non-profit advocacy organizations and who has an interest in history not to look backward, but to learn from and articulate a vision for the future. The intern will work with the VP of Communications, two major national marketing firms, and our communications and digital staff to help develop and produce content for social media as well as offline products marketing Common Cause and the 50th anniversary.

Legislative Internship: Washington, D.C.

15 hours/week

The legislative intern will help with Hill and advocacy-related activities, including the weekly Democracy Download e-newsletter, our Democracy Scorecard, and other projects. Interns need to have a basic grasp of how the legislative process works and have a passion for democracy.

Internship: Texas

15+ hours/week

Common Cause Texas is seeking Interns to assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, research, communications, member outreach, and events. Common Cause works on a number of issues in Texas, such as campaign finance reform, voter registration, and modern elections infrastructure. We also work on local and national issues, ranging from Election Protection poll monitoring to redistricting and gerrymandering.

Research Internship: Los Angeles, California

20 hours/week

This intern would be focused on policy research related to voting rights, campaign finance, and/or redistricting. Part of the intern’s role would include producing reports and letters to support California Common Cause’s policy work.

Internship: Los Angeles, California

20 hours/week

Interns will support policy issues on the local, state and national level. Current issues include campaign finance reform, election reform, youth voter outreach, and redistricting. Specific functions will depend on whether candidate is interested in communications, grassroots organizing, and/or policy research.

Internship: Lincoln, Nebraska

10 hours/week

Do you have an interest in the day-to-day work of Grassroots advocacy and democracy reform? An internship at Common Cause Nebraska will give you in-depth experience with nearly every facet of our work. Interns assist the state director in researching policy, drafting materials on democracy reform topics, working with partner organizations, and engaging with our membership.

Don’t forget after filling out the application, to send your resume to hr@commoncause.org!

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