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Research & Policy Internship- Spring 2019

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Common Cause/NY | New York, NY
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Common Cause/NY


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Published 11 days ago

May 22, 2020
10-20 hours a week

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

Common Cause is one of the most active, effective, and respected nonprofit organizations working for political change in America. We are a nonpartisan citizen’s lobby, dedicated to making government responsive and accountable to the people. Since the 1970s, we have led the fight for campaign finance reforms, ethics and accountability in government, civil rights, and open government on national, state and local levels. Our New York Chapter is among the most active state chapters. We are truly in the forefront of the battle to protect and strengthen our democracy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

CCNY interns are an integral part of our small and nimble office. Most of our recent focus has been on improving voting and elections in New York and holding our government and elected officials to the highest ethical standards. Interns will have an opportunity to work on in-depth research & policy projects, help organize our grassroots volunteers, and assist with rapid response communications work. This spring, interns will help with various policy and research projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates will possess strong research and writing skills. We are looking for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in ethics and accountability, campaign finance, voter engagement, and NY politics. We apply a social justice and equity lens to our work and approach government reform by ensuring government works for everyone- particularly historically disenfranchised communities.

Social media and basic graphic design skills a big plus. Hours are flexible and may periodically require attending evening or weekend events.

Our interns will be exposed to a variety of government reform issues at the state and city level, while gaining a wide range of experience within a small office setting. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 10 to 20 hours a week. Internships are unpaid, however, a monthly MetroCard will be provided.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

Common Cause is one of the most active, effective, and respected nonprofit organizations working for political change in America. We are a nonpartisan citizen’s lobby, dedicated to making government responsive and…

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Benefits

This internship is unpaid, however, an unlimited monthly MetroCard will be provided for the duration of the internship.

This internship is unpaid, however, an unlimited monthly MetroCard will be provided for the duration of the internship.

How to Apply

Please include a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample as part of your application. Include Spring Internship as the subject line.

Please include a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample as part of your application. Include Spring Internship as the subject line.

Location

80 Broad Street, Suite 2703, New York, NY 10004

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