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.
The Common Cause youth programs team is searching for a Graduate Intern. This individual will work with the Student Action Alliance program and is ideal for individuals looking to develop communications experience in a professional nonprofit setting. We are looking for a self-motivated and resourceful individual willing to work in a fast-paced environment.
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: September 26, 2022-January 15, 2023 with possibility of an extension.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Develop weekly content for our social media accounts
- Create content for upcoming important dates in the fall (National Voter Registration Day, local election dates, last days to register, early voting dates, etc.)
- Manage videos, photos, and content for HBCU Program
- Create comprehensive videos, pamphlets, and graphics for donors, funders, and CCNC board members
- Participate in staff calls as needed
- Assist staff with various projects that relate to the HBCU program
- Create and distribute content on our social media accounts and/or youth email list
- Work with NC Staff to plan and promote online and in-person engagement events
- Create an editorial calendar to maintain publishing schedule
- Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability
- Engage students and campus leaders around advocacy, leadership, and civic education
- General support for other communications needs
The Fall 2022 intern will work 16 weeks for 20-25 hours/week.
COMPENSATION: The September 30th payment will be prorated ($375) due to the start date being September 26. The intern will be paid $750 on the 15th and last day of each month starting on October 15 (excluding December 31). The intern will have December 16-January 1 off for the winter break and therefore will not receive payment on December 31. The final payment of $750 will be issued on January 15.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be passionate about good government issues with strong interest in media, community organizing, advocacy and democracy reform. 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. An active presence on social media and experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Canva are helpful; Must own a phone or mobile device that can record videos and post on social media pages. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills with strong attention to detail.
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:Submit a cover letter, sample graphic, and resume is required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.