American Progress’ Democracy and Government Reform team focuses on advancing political reform solutions that help make government more responsive and accountable. The team works on a wide range of issues including voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, lobbying, and government ethics.
Interns will learn many of the basic skills needed to become a public policy professional for a progressive nonprofit. They will assist the Democracy and Government Reform team across a variety of projects that involve coalition building, advocacy work, and research. Interns are encouraged to attend the many events at American Progress, as well as events, briefings, and hearings that take place on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington, D.C. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write about the team’s policy priorities, either as a contributor to a larger piece or as the individual author of a column for the website.
Applicants should have strong research, writing, and organizational skills and demonstrate careful attention to detail. The Democracy and Government Reform team will consider interns with both undergraduate and law school experience.