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Faith and Progressive Policy Internship

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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 to shape a progressive stance in which these values are clear, and increase public awareness and understanding of these values. Faith and Progressive Policy also works to safeguard the healthy separation of church and state that has allowed religion in our country to flourish.

The Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative works to promote a society and government that strengthens the common good and respects the basic dignity of all people, and informs CAP’s efforts to promote a strong, just, and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We host events and convenings, write policy and analytical pieces for our website, conduct research, write and commission papers, and work with the Center’s policy experts to examine the moral and ethical issues at stake in progressive policies.

We’re looking for interns with excellent research and writing skills, with energy and commitment to progressive values.

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.

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