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Half in Ten Anti-Poverty Campaign Internship

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The Half in Ten campaign aims to reduce poverty by 50 percent in the next 10 years by bringing together three organizations with the experience, knowledge, and resources to make that goal a reality: The Center for American Progress Action Fund, the Coalition on Human Needs, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights have teamed up in this multi-year effort to update the public’s perception of poverty and change the course of federal, state, and local governing by encouraging policies that promote decent work, provide opportunity for all, ensure economic security, and help Americans build wealth over their lifetimes.

The Half in Ten intern will work with the campaign manager, the three convening organizations and additional allies to drive the campaign forward.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Help to plan a series of events to bring policymakers, policy experts, grassroots community members, service providers, and grassroots leaders together around antipoverty goals and in order to advance specific policies.
  • Develop a strategy to engage student groups and young professionals in the Half in Ten campaign.
  • Assemble the Half in Ten monthly newsletter to be sent to thousands of activists and supporters across the country.
  • Support the campaign in its new media and web strategy, including producing content for the Half in Ten website and growing our presence on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Conduct research on anti-poverty policies including producing fact sheets for Half in Ten advocacy efforts.

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

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to