Video filmed and produced by former American Progress interns Nicholas Dorsey and Jessica Schuman.

Applying for an internship

Summer 2022 internship opportunities will be posted shortly. Please check this page for updates.

The health and safety of our staff remains our priority. American Progress’ office is currently open for employees to use on a voluntary basis. Effective March 7, 2022, staff will be expected to return to the office for a hybrid work schedule to include at least three days per week in our Washington, D.C., office. We will continue to monitor the current health emergency and adjust plans as needed in the future.

American Progress interns are paid at the Washington, D.C., minimum wage rate of $15.20 per hour.

American Progress is dedicated to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are organizational priorities. Learn more about this commitment here.

No current internship openings.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. These internship postings refer collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education, and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.