ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Common Cause Maryland is seeking a paid Research & Policy Intern to assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, research, policy development, communications, and member outreach. The Research & Policy Intern will report to the Policy & Engagement Manager. Individuals with keen interest in government affairs and the legislative process, a can-do attitude, and a commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist staff with all a range of advocacy and communications activities, including:
- Researching campaign donations and transparency reforms, with the goal of working with staff to develop short reports over the summer;
- 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 governance reforms and our long-term agenda.
- Mobilizing youth to vote in the primary election as well as assisting with election protection efforts.
COMPENSATION: Interns will be paid $600 as an untaxed stipend every 2 weeks. There will be a total of four payments.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be passionate about civic education, good governance and transparency 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.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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. Individuals who identify as BIPOC or are multilingual are encouraged to apply.
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. Some offices may require a writing sample at the time of the interview.
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.