Role: Massachusetts Advocacy Intern
Location: This position is hybrid – the intern will work partially remotely and partially out of the Common Cause Massachusetts office in Boston.
Start Date: March 1-May 15, 2024
Reports to: Common Cause Massachusetts Program and Outreach Manager
Details: This is a part-time internship (20 hours/week), starting Friday, March 1st and ending on Wednesday, May 15th
Essential functions: Common Cause (MA) is seeking an Advocacy Intern. This is an exciting opportunity at the intersection of advocacy and communications. This intern will create engaging social media content, pioneer and organize community events, and work in collaborative spaces with various coalition partners. This is a chance to learn and grow at a non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy.
Skills you will build and work you will be involved in:
- Assist staff with all a range of advocacy and communications activities, including:
- Assisting with grassroots efforts such as phone outreach to current and potential supporters and general petition gathering to raise awareness of reforms;
- Mobilizing communities to hold politicians and corporations accountable;
- Assisting with policy development, social media, and other written outreach particularly around money in politics, redistricting, and voting reforms;
- Organizing and promoting events including policy forums and rallies;
- Creating website and social media content, including blog posts, graphics, one-pagers, videos, or other content types;
- Helping manage social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram;
- Meeting with elected officials, coalition partners, and community groups to discuss good government reforms and our long-term agenda;
- Supporting redistricting efforts to promote independent redistricting in cities and/or counties across the state. This includes supporting coalitions and coordinating with local partners;
- Researching state-level democracy-related issues, including campaign finance, redistricting, public participation, and other ongoing projects;
- A passion for learning about elections, government affairs, and the legislative process
- Ability and willingness to work in collaborative settings
- 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
- Familiarity or willingness to learn Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel
- Familiarity with various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Salary: $3,570 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, 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.