LOCATION: Washington, D.C. or Remote
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: We are seeking a student intern to work with our National policy team primarily on voting and elections and democracy reform. Intern will assist with research, policy development, communications, and advocacy campaigns. Individuals with a keen interest in Voting Rights and government affairs, can-do attitude, and a commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist staff with a range of research, policy development, and communications activities, including:
- Researching voting and elections reforms, with the goal of working with staff to develop written materials over the summer;
- Assisting with policy development, social media, and other written outreach particularly around voting and elections and democracy reform;
- Developing comprehensive internal materials for use by staff in advocacy on a variety of voting topics across the country
Summer 2022 interns will work for 8-10 weeks, 20 hours/week.
Hours and start dates are flexible, ideally June 1-August 1.
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 good government issues. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required. . 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.
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 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.