Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Paid Summer Advocacy Internship with Consumer Reports

Our interns work with our amazing staff to help consumers make smarter choices--whether it’s the big stuff (student loan debt anyone?) or everyday choices at the supermarket. Spend the summer developing skills that will serve your career goals while engaging in work that promotes facts, science, and smart public policy. 

As a Consumer Reports intern, you’ll stand with us as we stand alongside consumers. You’ll work with us as we empower consumers with the knowledge they need to make free, informed, confident choices in the face of a complex marketplace. It’s important work and it’s been our thing for more than 80 years. 

To get this work done, we are an independent (we take no ads!), nonprofit, social enterprise dedicated to celebrating and supporting our driven and diverse team. We look forward to having you join us in our mission to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world for all consumers. 

The fine print: 

  • Internships are available to current full-time undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year or graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The program runs from June 5, 2017 through August 18, 2017, with some flexibility to accommodate school schedules
  • This is a paid internship, based on an hourly rate
  • Internships are on-premises; we can not consider requests for remote positions
  • We cannot pay any relocation or housing allowance
  • Please specify in your application if you are seeking, and your school offers, academic credit for internships. Include the contact information for your academic Institution representative
  • Internships are filled on a rolling basis. It is suggested that you apply as soon as possible
  • Consumer Reports interns are considered trainees under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1973

Qualifications Include: About You: 

  • Public policy, political science, data analysis, economics, and related majors preferred
  • Energetic self-starter interested in a variety of policy topics
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong writer able to turn around projects quickly
  • Social media experience
  • Data presentation skills
  • Commitment to serving the public interest

Key Responsibilities: How you’ll be helping to make a difference: 

  • Support campaigns and policy efforts to improve consumer rights in a variety of fields, including financial services, telecommunications, health care, energy, and product safety.
  • Hone communications and analytic skills through drafting fact sheets, infographics, data analysis, research papers, blogs, and social media communications.
  • Attend hearings, meetings and other events to track the latest legislative and policy developments on Capitol Hill and other government and policy circles.