Thursday, September 3, 2020

Paid Program Internship with Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (CPC Center)

Full Job Description
About the CPC Center
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (the CPC Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that identifies and develops solutions to build a more just, equitable, and resilient nation. Our network approach brings together community leaders, organizers, advocates, unions and policy experts to build people-led, cutting-edge policy.

Position Description
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center is recruiting a part-time Program Intern to assist with long-term research projects, draft rapid response materials on current policy issues, provide communications assistance, and help coordinate convenings of progressive partners and allies.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Intern may have any of the following duties and responsibilities:
Policy Research
  • Compile and analyze data as part of long-term research programs
  • Aggregate and summarize content from policy, research, and movement partners
Rapid Response
  • Track congressional activity and identify opportunities for engagement in cooperation with the rest of the Program Team
  • Draft original content on current policy issues
  • Help organize regular meetings with policy, research, and movement partners
  • Assist with major events including a virtual conference
  • Develop content for social media
Other duties as assigned

Key Relationships
This position will report to the Organizing Director and work closely with other members of the program team, including the Policy Director, Communications Director, Legislative Affairs Director, and other Associates.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualifications:
  • Passion for the mission of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center and social movements for justice, equity, and fairness
  • Broad familiarity with the policy priorities of the CPC Center and the ability to quickly learn new policy issues
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to handle projects of various sizes and perform well under pressure in a small organization with a fast-paced, multitasking environment
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and adapt to changing situations
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
  • Responsiveness to feedback
  • Willingness to pitch in where needed
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities

$15/hour for 20 hours per week.

This is a part-time, at-will, term-limited position (maximum duration of four months).

Commitment to Diversity
The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

To Apply
Please send the following materials to with “Internship” in the subject line.
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.
  • A brief writing sample about a substantive policy topic.
  • Your resume.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted.

If interested in earning academic credit, check with the internship coordinator in your department or college.  For best consideration, apply by September 15.