Role: Connecticut Research Intern
Location: Connecticut Hybrid
Start Date: February 1st-April 15th
Reports to: Connecticut Executive Director
Details: This is a part-time internship (10 hours/week), starting Thursday, February 1st and ending Monday, April 15th
Essential functions: Common Cause (CT) is looking for a Research Intern to work at the intersection of legislative affairs and democracy. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in the innerworkings of broad campaign finance and diverse advocacy efforts and their impact on creating a more equitable democracy.
Skills you will build and work you will be involved in
- Update Amplifying Small-dollar Donors in the Citizens United Era – Connecticut’s Citizens’ Election Program Shifted the Balance of Power to the People
- Restoring competitiveness in Legislative Races
Identify new voices who have shaken up “politics as usual”
You will be a good fit for this internship if you have:
- A passion for learning about elections, government affairs, and the legislative process
- A desire and an ability to work in a non-partisan manner
- A willingness to build your organizational skills and attention to detail
- A willingness to build your writing and listening skills
- A willingness to learn new skills
Compensation: $1,785 for the 10.5 weeks paid in 5 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: Please complete the application here by Friday, November 24, 2023. Note that you will be asked for your resume and a cover letter. If you are moved forward in the process, additional details about the interview process will be shared with you by the hiring team.
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.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.5 million members (about the population of New Hampshire) and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country.