Generation Progress Internship

  • Position classification: Internship


Welcome to the coolest internship experience. Ever. In addition to getting substantive work experience, Generation Progress interns get access to special events such as film screenings and conferences and the opportunity to use words like “substantive” on a daily basis.

Generation Progress interns learn many of the basic skills it takes to work at a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat. Other benefits include:

  • The chance to learn valuable skills and work for progressive change.
  • A fun working environment with a staff of 20-somethings.
  • As many Generation Progress t-shirts as you can steal.
  • The chance to Facebook like it’s your job (because it might be).
  • An invitation to join the Leftfielders summer softball team.
  • Opportunities to attend rallies, protests, and days of action around D.C.

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Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures; contributing to Generation Progress’ digital, social media, and press strategies; and helping plan events, trainings, and roundtables. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of an article for the website.

To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship with American Progress, please combine the following items into a single .doc or .pdf file; follow the appropriate application link below; upload the single file; and complete the online application. The system does not allow for multiple files. Required materials include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample of approximately three pages

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive responses from American Progress.

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. This internship posting refers 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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