Role: Democracy Intern (CO)
Location: Hybrid within Denver Metro Area
Start Date: Monday, September 18th
Reports to: Executive Director, CO
Details: This is a part-time internship (10 hours/week), starting Monday, September 18th and ending Thursday, November 30th
Essential functions: Colorado Common Cause is seeking a paid Democracy Intern to assist with grassroots engagement, research, policy development, communications, and member outreach. The Democracy Intern will report to the Executive Director, CO. Individuals with keen interest in government affairs and the legislative process, a can-do attitude, and a commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply.
Skills you will build and work you will be involved in
The intern will:
- Support grassroots engagement on campus and in the community
- Conduct research & support policy development
- Assist in coordinating member outreach and events
- Assist with campaigns and initiatives around democracy issues, election protection, and related Common Cause priorities
- Build skills in effective research and external outreach; learn about our key priorities to create a more accountable government in Colorado.
- Occasionally staff in-person events in Denver and nearby areas, including tables, to bring new members into Colorado Common Cause membership and drive community action on ongoing campaigns. Have direct conversation with Coloradans about Colorado Common Cause’s work, making asks to get them involved in our work.
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: $1,870 for the 11 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, July 28th. 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.