Role: National Communications Intern
Start Date: May 16 – July 15, 2023
Reports to: Katie Scally
Details: This role is part-time (20 hours/week), and temporary (8 weeks)
Essential functions: As part of the Communications Department, this position is responsible for supporting and working with a talented team of communications strategists working nationally and at the state level to advance democracy reform. As the foundation of the work, the Communications team is responsible for educating and inspiring others to take actions that move our democracy forward. This position must share our commitment to providing effective strategies across media channels that help national and state staff at Common Cause deliver powerful pro-democracy wins.
Assist staff with all a range of advocacy and communications activities, including:
- Drafting communications materials, including blog posts, letters to the editors, social media posts, fact sheets, talking points, and other items on Common Cause’s key national and state campaigns.
- Creating template communication tools for state and national staff.
- Organizing and promoting events including media briefings and webinars.
- Creating website and social media content, including blog posts, graphics, one-pagers, videos, or other content.
- Helping manage social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
- Researching various campaigns and helping national and state offices with drafting reports.
- Maintaining the communications team press lists and other media databases.
- Educate and engage voters so they are informed about the 2022 elections and any changes to the voting process. This includes developing educational materials and social media materials, working with local organizations to provide elections support, and/or mobilizing our members.
- Must be passionate about good government 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, Instagram, Twitter, and Canva are helpful.
- Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills.
First-generation college students, low-income students, and/or students of color are encouraged to apply.
Salary: $2,720 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.