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Role: Virginia Advocacy Intern 

Location: Virginia Virtual 

Start Date: June 3, 2024-August 15, 2024 

Reports to: Executive Director  

Details: This is a part-time internship (20 hours/pay period), starting on June 3. All interns will need to have access to Wi-Fi and a computer.  

Essential functions: Common Cause Virginia is seeking an Advocacy Intern. This is an exciting opportunity at the intersection of advocacy and communications. This intern will create engaging social media content, organize community events (virtual and in person), and work in collaborative spaces with various coalition partners. This is a chance to learn and while growing a non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. The issue focus of the internship will be on restoration of voting rights for returning citizens (Virginians who have previously been convicted of felonies).  To learn more about the issue visit here 


Skills you will build and work you will be involved in:  


  • Assist staff with all a range of advocacy and communications activities, including:  
  • Assisting with grassroots efforts such as phone outreach to current and potential supporters.  
  • Mobilizing communities to hold politicians and corporations accountable;  
  • Assisting with policy development, social media, and other written outreach particularly around restoration of rights for returning citizens.  
  • Creating website and social media content, including, graphics, one-pagers, or other content types;  
  • Helping manage social media accounts with a focus on Twitter. This includes daily monitoring of Virginia media throughout the state.  
  • Assisting in building and maintaining the Common Cause Virginia website.  


  • A passion for learning about elections and civil rights with an emphasis on voting rights.  
  • Ability and willingness to work in collaborative settings   
  • 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  

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

Compensation: $1,750 for the 11 weeks paid in 5 equal twice monthly payments on the 15th and last day of the month.    

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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