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Role: National Youth Engagement Social Media Intern  

Location: Virtual or Hybrid in Washington, DC 

Start Date: February 1st – April 15th  

Reports to: Youth Engagement Organizer 

Details: This is a part-time internship (10 hours/week), starting Thursday, February 1st and ending on Monday, April 15th  

Essential functions: Common Cause is seeking interns to work with our national youth engagement team relating to communicating about voting and elections, redistricting, and democracy reform to our youth base and other young people. The social media intern will assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, communications, and/or member outreach and events. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a commitment to and values a fair and transparent democracy, and who is keenly interested in learning more about graphic design and digital engagement. 

 Skills you will build and work you will be involved in 

  • Build engaging content for social media platforms (Videos, photos, info graphs, text, live streams, polls, etc.) 
  • Manage posting content to various social media platforms.  
  • Translate aspects of our Youth Programs work into content that can be shared on social media 


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: $1,785 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, 2023. 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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