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Organization TypePublic Interest
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Profile2018 Internship Program Interns will learn many of the basic skills it takes to work as a policy professional at a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat. Primary responsibilities may include doing research on issues affecting communities of color, census data evaluation, media tracking, and interacting with other experts internally and externally. May help plan events, conduct independent research and writing, and perform other day-to-day tasks as assigned. Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, will write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for the website.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: All high school, undergraduate, Master’s level, Ph.D., and JD Degree students are eligible to apply. People are also eligible if they are a veteran or a recent college graduate within six months of graduation. Must have a desire to learn, excellent oral and written communications skills, and be flexible and adaptable to a broad array of assignments and situations. Some qualitative research experience preferred. A general understanding of racial and ethnic communities, U.S. history, and public affairs.
Duration: 8-10 weeks/ September–December
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Send Internship application (links below), Cover letter and resume, Writing sample of 3+ pages, College or university transcript, recommendation letter.
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20005