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Post-Baccalaureate Outreach Fellow

Common Cause Georgia is seeking a paid Post-Baccalaureate outreach and engagement fellow  to assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, research, policy development, communications, and member outreach. Individuals with keen interest in government affairs and the legislative process, a can-do attitude, and a commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply. 

LOCATION: Atlanta-Metro Area based, with some trips to other parts of GA, GA office, flexible in state location can be discussed 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Post-Bac Intern will aid Common Cause Georgia in their research and outreach on voting rights issues. This fellow will assist the team with research, legislation tracking, communications, and youth member outreach and events. Individuals with a keen interest in research, lifting youth voices in democracy, and seeking modern solutions to democracy issues affecting young people are highly encouraged to apply. This position is open to recent graduates and graduate students. 

What We Provide: During the fellowship, the Common Cause Georgia team will provide the following:

  • Consistent coaching and support throughout all stages of planning and implementing related projects 
  • Weekly opportunities to connect with Common Cause staff 
  • Access to coalition and thought-partners in the youth civic engagement space
  • Mentorship and opportunities for professional networking
  • Personalized feedback on your projects and plans
  • Access to subject matter experts on democracy issues and reform

What You Will Do: Aid staff in research efforts on a range of voting rights issues including:

  • Redistricting and legislative research and engagement
  • Election volunteer training and recruitment
  • Municipal election tracking
  • Intergovernmental transparency tracking and engagement

The fall 2023 post-bac intern will work for 20 hours per week. The fellowship will start on October 15 (or as soon as candidate is available) and end on April 30.

COMPENSATION: The post-bac intern will receive an untaxed stipend of $680 on the 15th and last day of the month.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be passionate about democracy issues. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required. Good listening and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of community partners will give candidates a competitive advantage. Flexibility to engage in broad democracy issues. 

TO APPLY: Complete the application found here. It will take about 15 minutes to respond to the questions but a cover letter and resume is required. A writing sample may be required at the time of the interview.

Classification: This position is classified as temporary and therefore not included in the union-represented collective bargaining unit.  

EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. Individuals who identify as BIPOC or are multilingual are encouraged to apply.

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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