Role: Legislative and Election Protection Intern (MI)
Location: Remote within Michigan
Start Date: Monday, September 18th
Reports to: Executive Director (MI)
Details: This is a part-time internship (20 hours/week), starting Monday, September 18th and ending Thursday, November 30th
Essential functions: Common Cause Michigan is seeking an intern to assist with and learn about our legislative work and election protection program. 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 government affairs and the legislative process.
Skills you will build and work you will be involved in
The intern will
- Assist the Common Cause Michigan team in legislative work to implement Proposals 1 and 2, including legislative committee meeting attendance, note-taking and attending occasional in-person meetings with lawmakers in Lansing
- Assist in developing materials on Common Cause Michigan issue areas for education purposes
- Assist our coordination efforts with state agencies and community stakeholder groups to improve the youth voting experience
- Assist with our social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram
- Build skills in effective research and external outreach; learn about our key priorities to create a more accountable government in Michigan
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: $3,740 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.