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REMOTE PUBLIC POLICY/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP

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Citizens Union
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New York, NY

Citizens Union


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Published 5 days ago

December 1, 2020
March 31, 2021
November 30, 2020
Minimum of 15 hours per week

Citizens Union is a nonpartisan good government advocacy group dedicated to making democracy work for all New Yorkers. Citizens Union serves as a civic watchdog, combating corruption and fighting for political reform. 

Our interns play a vital role in Citizens Union’s success.  We are looking for interns with an interest in research and journalism to join our ElectNYC project. The following are some of the responsibilities of Citizens Union’s policy interns:

  • Conducting research on candidates running for local office, including biographical and policy research;
  • Identifying all candidates in a particular race using news reports, campaign material, and public documents;
  • Conducting research on public policy issues of importance, including civics education, campaign finance, felony disfranchisement, ethics, as well as other issues of good governance; and
  • Researching, writing, and editing issue summaries, analyses and reports, policy briefings, memos of support, organizational position statements, and correspondence to public officials.

The ideal intern will be a college graduate, postgraduate, or undergraduate with:

  • Experience in journalism;
  • A background or interest in government, political science, public administration, history, law, or a related field;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • Online research skills, including mining media reports and social media platforms, and basic computer proficiency;
  • Public policy research experience;
  • Comfort making cold calls; and
  • The availability to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week.

If you have some, but not all, of these qualifications and feel you would make a positive contribution to the team, we encourage you to apply. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the internship will take place entirely remotely for the foreseeable future. As such, candidates can apply from anywhere in the United States. This is an unfunded internship, but we are happy to work with your academic institution if you are interested in receiving credit.

Citizens Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé via email to rbloom@citizensunion.org; addressed to Rachel Bloom, Director of Public Policy and Programs. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Citizens Union is a nonpartisan good government advocacy group dedicated to making democracy work for all New Yorkers. Citizens Union serves as a civic watchdog, combating corruption and fighting for political reform. 

Our interns play a…

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Benefits

We are happy to work with your academic institution if you are interested in receiving credit. 

We are happy to work with your academic institution if you are interested in receiving credit. 

How to Apply

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé via email to rbloom@citizensunion.org; addressed to Rachel Bloom, Director of Public Policy and Programs. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé via email to rbloom@citizensunion.org; addressed to Rachel Bloom, Director of Public Policy and Programs. Applications are…

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299 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

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