ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Common Cause Maryland is seeking a summer intern to assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, research, policy development, communications, and member outreach and events. Individuals with keen interest in government affairs and the legislative process, can-do attitude, and commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist staff with a range of advocacy and communications activities, including:
Assisting with grassroots efforts such as phone outreach to current and potential supporters and general petition gathering to raise awareness of reforms;
Mobilizing communities to hold politicians and corporations accountable;
Researching campaign donations and transparency reforms, with the goal of releasing several reports over the late summer and fall;
Assisting with policy development, social media, and other written outreach particularly around money in politics and voting reforms;
Organizing and promoting events including policy forums and rallies;
Meeting with elected officials, coalition partners, and community groups to discuss good government reforms and our long-term agenda.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be passionate about good government issues. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required; must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel. Experience with Facebook and Twitter are helpful. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills.