The Gun Violence Prevention team focuses on preventing gun violence and other issues related to crime in the United States. More than 34,000 Americans die each year as a result of firearm injuries, and American Progress advocates for commonsense gun violence prevention policies to reduce the number of deaths and nonfatal firearm injuries that result from weak firearm regulations and laws.
Interns will assist the team with coalition building and advocacy work, as well as with various research projects. The Gun Violence Prevention team focuses on the intersection of gun violence and a variety of other issues, such as background checks, domestic violence, policing, and gun trafficking. Interns will have a front-row seat at a progressive nonprofit, learning many of the basic skills needed to work as a policy professional.
Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on a subject of their choice, either as a contributor to a larger piece or as the individual author of a column for the website.