ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: We are seeking a student intern to work with our National Youth Programs team to promote youth civic engagement. Intern will assist with research, 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.
- Research civic engagement topics and how they affect youth
- Compile research findings into digestible content (blogs, infographics, Democracy Wire post)
- Develop weekly content for our social media accounts (important civic engagement dates, election information, research findings, current events)
- Create an editorial calendar to maintain publishing schedule
- Create and distribute content for our youth email list
- Work with Youth Programs Coordinator to plan and promote virtual engagement events
- Engage students and community partners around advocacy, leadership and civic education
- General support for other communications needs
The Summer 2022 intern will work for 8 weeks for 15-20 hours/week.
Hours and start dates are flexible, ideally June 1-July 29.
LOCATION: Remote; open to undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates.
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.
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. A short (1-2 page) writing sample will be requested at the time of interview.
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.
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.