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Executive Internship

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Summary

The Executive Office of the Center for American Progress is responsible for directing and overseeing all policy developments and educational and communication outreach at the Center. Working in the Executive Office will afford interns the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the Center. Exposure to all aspects of CAP—educational efforts, policy initiatives, and administrative organization—will provide interns with unique insight into the workings of a fast-paced, nonpartisan public policy research institution dedicated to finding progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems.

Executive Office interns will perform a variety of activities including: short web-based research assignments, maintenance of the department’s event folders, assisting with the preparation of meetings for the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, and administrative and logistical support as needed. Interns will have the opportunity to attend most CAP-sponsored events, including policy forums with leading experts on critical issue areas and progressive film screenings.

Every internship includes an important core of administrative work, including database management, report distribution, and general office support. Other duties 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 our website.

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our 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 non-partisan 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 non-partisan 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 is an equal opportunity employer; 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.