Role: Media and Democracy Research & Legislative Intern
Start Date: February 1st – April 15th, 2024
Reports to: Media and Democracy Program Director
Details: This is a part-time internship (20 hours/week), starting Thursday, February 1st and ending Monday, April 15th
Essential functions: Common Cause is looking for a Media and Democracy Research & Legislative Intern to work at the intersection of media and democracy. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in the innerworkings of artificial intelligence, election disinformation, and broadband accessibility. 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:
- Conduct research and design materials for artificial intelligence, election disinformation, and broadband accessibility for lawmakers.
- Engage with coalition partners, activists, and other stakeholders on relevant issues in technology policy.
You will be a good fit for this internship if you have:
- A passion for learning about elections, government affairs, and technology
- 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 research, writing, and listening skills
- A willingness to learn new skills
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, November 24, 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.