Friday, October 18, 2019

Spring Research Internship with Common Cause Maryland


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Common Cause Maryland is seeking a Spring 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 all 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 in the spring;
  • 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, Excel. Experience with Facebook and Twitter are helpful. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills.


TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include SPRING RESEARCH INTERN – MARYLAND in the subject line


This is an unpaid position; Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s schedule. A commitment of 10-20 hours per week is required. Must be able to come to the Annapolis office on a regular basis but some work may be done remotely.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For best consideration, apply by October 25.  (Note that remote work does not qualify for BSOS internship courses.)