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: May 16- July 15
Reports to: Dev Chatterjee
Details: This role is part-time (20 hours/week), and temporary (8 weeks)
Essential functions: We are seeking student interns to work with our state chapters relating to voting and elections, redistricting, and democracy reform. Interns will assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, research, policy development, communications, and member outreach and events. Individuals with a keen interest in government affairs and the legislative process, can-do attitude, and a commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply.
- 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 vote by mail expenditures and create a public report.
Must be passionate about good government issues. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required; must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel. Experience with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are helpful. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills.
Salary: $2,720 for the 8 weeks paid in 4 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: Complete the application found here. It will take about 15 minutes to respond to the questions and upload a cover letter and resume. A Gmail email address is required. Some offices may require a writing sample at the time of the interview.
Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.
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.