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

Applying for an internship

American Progress continues to actively monitor the evolving situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19. As our entire workforce continues to work remotely, we are now accepting applications for our virtual fall 2021 internship program. Please see available virtual internship opportunities below.

The application deadline is August 31, 2021.

Fall internships begin on October 4 and end on December 10.

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

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.

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