Corporate Political Spending/Dark Money Summer Internship

Center for Political AccountabilityWashington, DC
Unpaid Internship

10 months ago


Job Title

CPA's 2023 Summer Research Interns

Job Location


Job Overview

CPA's 2023 Summer Research Interns will be engaged in important research on corporate political spending, the path of dark money in political campaigns, and other areas related to the Center for Political Accountability's work on corporate political spending and activity.


  • Stipend of $2,000 upon completion of the program
  • Possibility to earn academic credit


  • Conduct research primarily for the 2023 CPA-Zicklin Index
  • Complete smaller research projects related to CPA's work on corporate political spending
  • Conduct foundational research for the Index from company websites
  • Provide first-round analysis for each company reviewed


  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor's program or bachelor's degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in money in politics issues and/or corporate social responsibility

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Political Science And Government11%

  • Communication6%

  • Economics5%

  • Psychology4%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations4%

  • 342 other majors68%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of State
  • Teach For America
  • Deloitte
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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