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Role: North Carolina Campaigns Intern  

Location: Hybrid 

Start Date: June 1-July 31 

Reports to: Gino Nuzzolillo 

Details:  This role is part-time (10 hours/week), and temporary (8 weeks) 

Essential functions:  We are seeking student interns to work with our North Carolina team 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 with drafting and revise scripts used for canvassing, phone banking, and other direct voter contact delivered through the organizing program. Collaborate with communications staff to ensure alignment between direct contact and mass communications.  
  • Assist with tailoring and modifying messaging and contact lists depending on the purpose of the outreach and the medium used to reach voters.  
  • Assist advocates in implementation of voter contact outreach activities. Collaborate with the organizing leads to arrange for and oversee activities, actions and events.   
  • Represent the organization at public events and partner meetings 
  • Participate where needed in key programs, such as county board of elections monitoring, election protection, and HBCU outreach. 
  • Assist in developing and implementing organizing and advocacy tactics and both direct and grassroots lobbying strategies, in collaboration with Organizing and Advocacy teams.


Required: Outgoing and can-do personality, interest in democracy issues, ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. 

Preferred: Strong writing skills  

Salary: $1,360 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 but a cover letter, resume, and 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.  




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