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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: We are seeking a student communications intern to work with our national programs and state chapters in voting and elections, redistricting, and democracy reform. Individuals with keen interest in government affairs and the legislative process, can-do attitude, and commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply.

LOCATION: Internship positions are remote opportunities open to undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates.

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

  • Drafting communications projects, including blog posts, letters to the editors, social media, message guidance, fact sheets, talking points, and other items on Common Cause’s key national and state campaigns;
  • Creating template communication tools for state and national staff;
  • Organizing and promoting events including media briefings and webinars;
  • Create website and social media content, including blog posts, graphics, one-pagers, videos, or other content;
  • Help manage social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube;
  • Meeting with elected officials, coalition partners, and community groups to discuss good government reforms and our long-term agenda;
  • Help with podcast planning as we prepare to kick off our own Common Cause podcast;
  • Researching various campaigns and helping national and state offices with drafting reports;
  • Educate and engage voters so they are informed about the 2021 elections and any changes to the voting process. This includes developing educational materials and social media materials, working with local organizations to provide elections support, and/or mobilizing our members.

Summer 2021 interns will work for 8 weeks for 20 hours/week.

Hours and start dates are flexible, ideally June 16-August 15.

COMPENSATION: Interns will be paid $600 as an untaxed stipend every 2 weeks (four payments total)

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, Instagram, Twitter, and Canva are helpful. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills.

First-generation college students, low-income students, and/or students of color are encouraged to apply.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.

TO APPLY: Complete the application found here. It will take about 15 minutes to respond to the questions but a cover letter and resume is required.

ABOUT US: Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to upholding the core values of our democracy. We work on voting rights, redistricting reform, government transparency, and money in politics to end structural inequities in our state and local democracies and to create governments at all levels that are accountable to and reflective of the communities we serve.

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.

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