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Role: Justice and Democracy Program Intern  

Location: Remote/DC 

Start Date: March 1, 2024 

Reports to: Justice & Democracy Manager 

Details: This is a part-time internship (15 hours/week), starting March 1, 2024 -May 15, 2024 

Essential functions: Common Cause is seeking an intern to work with our Justice & Democracy team on issues relating to felony enfranchisement, prison gerrymandering, the influence of money in carceral systems and related issues. Interns will assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, research, policy development, communications, and/or member outreach and events. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a commitment to a fair and transparent democracy, and who is interested in learning more about the intersections of justice related issues and the democratic process.   

Skills you will build and work you will be involved in:  

  • Working with Justice and Democracy team to create resources and trainings that can be provided to local activists, Common Cause staff, and members 
  • Create content for blogs and the Common Cause website 
  • Assist with creating communications that support ongoing campaigns 
  • Developing skills to complete research on democracy and justice topics as needed.


You will be a good fit for this internship if you have: 

  • A passion for learning about the intersections of justice and democracy, elections, 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 

Salary: $2,677.50 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 January 12, 2024.  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. 

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