Paid Policy Internship at Demand Progress

We are looking for a policy intern for the rest of the year. The position is 15–20 hours a week; in addition to academic credit, we pay (modestly: $10/hour); and you don’t have to be in DC (although it’s great if you are).

Interested? Drop me a line at jobs@demandprogress.org. More below.

UPDATE: The job has been filled for the fall.


Demand Progress is seeking a paid intern for fall 2015. We are a national grassroots non-profit organization with more than two million affiliated activists who fight for basic rights and freedoms needed for a modern democracy. Our policy agenda encompasses government transparency and reform, the intersection of national security and civil liberties, net neutrality, money in politics, and civil rights.

The policy intern will research legislation and regulations; monitor key issues; and to a lesser extent draft blogposts; assist with position papers; and attend hearings, briefings, and meetings. He or she will report to the Policy Director, although may assist other team members from time to time.

The ideal candidate is open to a progressive vision of government reform. He or she has policy-related Hill experience and/or experience writing about policy issues. Additionally, the candidate is detail-oriented, able to multitask, and capable of working independently. Familiarity with blogging, wikis, and social media is a plus. The candidate must have completed at least two years of college; enrollment or completion of graduate school will be viewed favorably, as will comparable work experience.

This position pays $10/hour in addition to academic credit. Interns are expected to work for 15–20 hours per week for at least 12 weeks, although hours are flexible. We have a distributed workplace where there is no central office; you may work from where you are, although on occasion you may be required to travel to downtown or Capitol Hill.

We believe in a true internship, where we mentor you, teach you valuable skills, and provide opportunities for new experiences.

Demand Progress is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. We are a non-partisan organization.

To apply, please sendyour resume, a statement of interest, a relevant writing sample, and two references to Daniel Schuman at jobs@demandprogress.org, with the word “policy intern” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.