Communications Intern

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Common Cause
1133 19th Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Full-time, Unpaid

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Common Cause, 1133 19th St NW, Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20036

POSITION AVAILABLE: Communications Intern

REPORTS TO: VP, Communications

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Common Cause is seeking a Communications Intern with excellent research, writing, and analytical skills who can work independently and with Common Cause staff. Interns will research money in politics, ethics in government, redistricting, and filibuster reform issues. They will need to stay up-to-date on issues moving through Congress and help to link Common Cause issues to current events. Interns will also work on state and local issues when needed. Interns will obtain experience writing press releases, memos, and blog posts. They will attend congressional hearings and other events related to Common Cause issues.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have excellent writing and research skills; knowledge of and interest in national politics; strong consideration will be given to students who have written for print or online publications. Other highly desired skills include experience with content management systems, HTML, Wordpress; digital photography, video, and editing; graphic design and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Director of Human Resources at and include Communication Intern- DC in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to respond as soon as possible. NOTE: This is an unpaid internship.

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Common Cause is a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. Now with nearly 300,000 members and supporters and 36 state organizations, Common Cause remains committed to honest, open and accountable government, as well as encouraging citizen participation in democracy.

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor

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