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Role: North Carolina Development Intern  

Location: Raleigh NC (mostly remote; some in-person events depending on schedule) 

Start Date: May 16-July 15 

Reports to: April Harris, Development Manager 

Details: This role is part-time (10 hours/week), and temporary (8 weeks) 

Essential functions: In 2023, Common Cause North Carolina, is celebrating 50 years of holding power accountable in North Carolina, and we are planning a series of 50th anniversary events across North Carolina. While these will be fundraising events and development is about fundraising, our connection to supporters (30K in NC) is more about the relationships. We nurture relationships through events, information, advocacy, and trust. 

 The Common Cause NC Development Intern will improve our connection with supporters across the state of North Carolina through informational pieces, assistance with events (either in person or remotely), and research into new supporter segments.  

About Common Cause NC:

  • We are a nonpartisan non-profit organization working statewide for more open, honest, and accountable government. 
  • Current priority projects: expand voting rights, fight for FAIR Redistricting and build future leaders at North Carolina’s HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  
  • Significant accomplishments: overturned 2016 and 2019 gerrymandered districts; established Vote by mail Guidelines, blunted Voter ID impact, restored Early Voting/Same Day Registration
  •  https://www.commoncause.org/north-carolina/ 


  • Assist with 50th anniversary events as intern schedule allows.
  • Donor analysis.
  • Event analysis. For example, of the people who participated in a CCNC event, how many donated? How many are new donors?
  • Using donor analysis tools, determine which donors have additional capacity.
  • Community Outreach. Contact professional organizations, university organizations, and church groups to schedule CCNC presentations.


Required: Outgoing and can-do personality, interest in democracy issues, ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. 

Preferred: Strong writing skills  

Salary: $1,360 for the 8 weeks paid in 4 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: 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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