Faith and Progressive Policy Internship

  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


The Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative of the Center for American Progress works to identify and articulate the moral, ethical, and spiritual values underpinning policy issues, ranging from economic inequality to reproductive and sexual justice to immigration, among others. The initiative helps shape a progressive stance in which these values are clear and increase public awareness and understanding of these values.

The Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative also works to safeguard the healthy separation of church and state that has allowed religion to flourish in the United States, promotes a society and government that strengthens the common good and respects the basic dignity of all people, and informs the organization’s efforts to promote a strong, just, and free America that ensures opportunity for all. The initiative hosts events and convenings, writes policy and analytical pieces for the website, conducts research, writes and commissions papers, and works with the American Progress’ policy experts to examine the moral and ethical issues at stake in progressive policies.

The Faith and Progressive Policy team is looking for interns with excellent research and writing skills, as well as energy and commitment to progressive values. Interns learn many of the basic skills it takes to be a policy professional at a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat.

Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. 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 a column for the website.

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 job 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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