Thursday, November 3, 2011

American Progress Internship Program

We are currently accepting applications for the spring internship program. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

One very important goal of American Progress is to inspire and educate the next generation of progressive Americans. American Progress offers full and part-time internships each summer and academic semester. All undergraduate and masters-level students and J.D. and Ph.D. candidates are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated scholars with strong academic records and an interest and aptitude for public policy and/or political communication. Interns will be directly engaged with the Center’s policy experts and participate in a variety of activities including research, writing, and web-based projects. They will also assist staff with administrative tasks and help organize the Center’s many conferences and events.
American Progress offers a monetary stipend as well as a transportation subsidy for interns.
Intern applicants can apply for placement in the following department:


Race Policy / Progress 2050


American Progress is seeking an intern to work with Progress 2050, an American Progress project that develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America. Its work uses current and future U.S. demographic trends as a foundation for progressive policies that advance racial equity.
The Progress 2050 intern's primary responsibilities will include researching the relationship between race and public policy,  census data evaluation, and media tracking. The intern's additional duties include assisting in public and private events, independent research/writing, and day-to-day tasks as assigned.

Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communications skills. He or she must be open to a broad array of assignments and have strong oral and written communications skills. Some qualitative research experience preferred. No specific academic background is required, but the ideal intern ought to have a general understanding of  racial and ethnic communities,  U.S. history,  and key domestic affairs. 

Eligibility: All undergraduate and masters-level students and J.D. and Ph.D. candidates as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply. International students must have INS authorization to work in the United States.

Application Process: In order to apply for a Center for American Progress Internship, please submit the following:
1) Internship Application (links below)

2) Cover Letter and Resume

3) Writing Sample of approximately 3 pages (your own words, unedited)

4) College or University Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

5) 2-3 References (please provide both the phone and email contact information, and include a professor or other individual familiar with your work)

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.

Suggested Deadlines:
Winter/Spring: November 15
Summer: February 1

Summer: June – August
Fall: September – December
Winter: January – March
Spring: January – May
*starting dates are flexible

American Progress Internship Program Application (RTF)
American Progress Internship Application (PDF)
Please send completed application materials via email only Before emailing your materials please put your name and the term for which you are applying in the subject line. Ex.: John Doe-Summer 2010. No phone calls, please.

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