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Role: North Carolina Intern  

Location: North Carolina (Hybrid) 

Start Date: June 17 – August 30, 2024 

Reports to: HBCU Campus Program Manager 

Details: This is a part-time internship (30 hours/pay period), starting Monday, June 17th and ending Friday, August 30th. 

Essential functions: Over the course of 10 weeks, you will gain exposure to various aspects of our organization, including Communications + Digital, Organizing, Development, and Policy Advocacy. The internship is designed to provide hands-on experience, mentorship, and networking opportunities to college students interested in making an impact by engaging in social justice issues that center Voting rights.  

Internship Schedule: 

  •  Week 1: Orientation 
  • Weeks 2-10: Rotations in Communications and Digital, Organizing, Development, and Policy 
  • Week 11: Final Project Due 

Week 1: Orientation 

  • Participate in orientation sessions to familiarize yourself with the organization’s mission, values, and operations. 
  • Meet with mentors and department heads to discuss internship goals and expectations. 
  • Acquire knowledge of company policies, procedures, and tools necessary for success. 

Weeks 2-10: Rotations 


  • Conduct policy research and analysis on relevant issues impacting the organization’s mission. 
  • Assist in drafting policy briefs, reports, and advocacy materials. 
  • Monitor legislative developments and participate in advocacy efforts. 
  • Join our Policy Teams as they meet with elected officials, Boards of Election, etc.  


  • Contribute to fundraising efforts by researching potential donors and grant opportunities. 
  • Assist in drafting grant proposals, donor communications, and fundraising campaigns. 
  • Help maintain donor databases and track fundraising metrics. 

Organizing + Campaigns: 

  • Support the planning and execution of events, campaigns, and outreach initiatives. 
  • Assist in building and maintaining relationships with community partners and stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings, conferences, and other organizational activities. 

Communications and Digital: 

  • Assist in creating content for social media platforms, newsletters, and website. 
  • Conduct research on industry trends, best practices, and audience demographics. 
  • Collaborate with the communications team to develop and implement digital marketing strategies. 

Week 10: Final Project 

  • Apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the internship to complete a final project. 
  • Present findings, insights, and recommendations to department heads and mentors. 
  • Receive feedback and guidance to enhance the quality of the final project presentation. 

Skills you will build and work you will be involved in 

  • Hands-on experience in multiple departments of a dynamic organization. 
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities with industry professionals. 
  • Exposure to real-world challenges and projects that make a difference. 
  • Certificate of completion and letter of recommendation upon successful internship. 


You will be a good fit for this internship if you have: 

  • Strong interest in nonpartisan voting rights and democracy advocacy  
  • Desire to learn skills related to Communications and Digital, Organizing, Development, and/or Policy. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Proficiency in Canva, Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Workspace. 

 Compensation: $6,125 for the 11 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. 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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