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CPA-Zicklin Corporate Political Spending Summer Internship

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Center for Political Accountability | Washington, DC
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June 1, 2020
August 6, 2020
February 28, 2020
32 Hours/week

CPA's 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.

The mission of the Center for Political Accountability (CPA), a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization, is to encourage corporations to adopt disclosure of their electoral spending and to promote responsible oversight practices and accountability policies. CPA partners with NGOs, public pension funds, and socially responsible investors to file the CPA model political spending resolution at leading corporations. CPA also partners with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business to publish the annual CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability, which ranks companies in the S&P 500 based on their transparency and accountability policies, and maintains TrackYourCompany.org, a database of corporations’ voluntarily disclosed electoral contributions.

CPA is seeking summer interns to conduct research for the 2020 CPA-Zicklin Index as well as CPA's follow-up to its Collision Course report. The ideal candidate will have an interest in the influence of money in politics, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to perform complex qualitative data analysis. Interns will learn about campaign finance law and the various entities that engage in political spending. Interns will work under the supervision of CPA’s Vice President for Programs.

Interns will receive a transportation stipend of $500 upon completion of the program and may earn academic credit. Interns generally work 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Thursday and the internship lasts 10 weeks (with some flexibility for start and end dates).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or currently enrolled in a bachelor's program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Superior time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in corporate social responsibility and money in politics issues

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and résumé to CPAStaffAssociate@gmail.com with the subject line “2020 CPA-Zicklin Summer Internship.” Application deadline is February 28, 2020.

CPA's 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…

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  • Academic Credits

Benefits

Interns will receive a transportation stipend of $500 upon completion of the program and may earn academic credit. Interns generally work 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Thursday and the internship lasts 10 weeks (some flexibility available for start and end dates). Fridays off are intended to give interns a greater opportunity to explore DC while avoiding some of the weekend crowds at some of the most popular attractions.

Interns will receive a transportation stipend of $500 upon completion of the program and may earn academic credit. Interns generally work 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Thursday and the…

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and résumé to CPAStaffAssociate@gmail.com with the subject line “2020 CPA-Zicklin Summer Internship.” Application deadline is February 28, 2020.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to CPAStaffAssociate@gmail.com with the subject line “2020 CPA-Zicklin Summer Internship.” Application deadline is February 28, 2020.

Location

1233 20th Street NW, Suite 205, Washington, DC 20036

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