Internships

Video filmed and produced by former American Progress interns Nicholas Dorsey and Jessica Schuman.

Applying for an internship

American Progress’ summer 2024 internship program will take place from Monday, June 10, 2024, until Friday, August 16, 2024. Applications will close on March 17. Fall internships will be posted in May.

The health and safety of staff remains our priority. American Progress’ office is currently open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Most employees work a hybrid schedule that includes at least two days per week in the office. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and levels of community spread and adjust plans as needed.

American Progress interns are paid at the Washington, D.C., minimum wage rate of $17.00 per hour.

American Progress is dedicated to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are organizational priorities. Learn more about this commitment here.

Summer 2024 Content Strategy Internship

Summer 2024 Content Strategy Internship

American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department has an opening for a summer intern on the Content Strategy subteam of the Digital Advocacy team. The Advocacy and Outreach department works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders.

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Summer 2024 Database Internship

Summer 2024 Database Internship

American Progress is seeking a summer 2024 intern on the Information Technology Services team to support developing and managing the organization’s databases and reporting framework. Candidates should have significant experience with database manipulation and with platforms and software including but not limited to Salesforce and Microsoft Excel. Candidates also should be able to solve problems quickly in a fast-paced environment.

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Summer 2024 Digital Engagement Internship

Summer 2024 Digital Engagement Internship

American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department has an opening for a summer 2024 intern on the Engagement subteam of the Digital Advocacy team. The Advocacy and Outreach department works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders.

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Summer 2024 Digital Strategy and Communications Internship

Summer 2024 Digital Strategy and Communications Internship

American Progress has an opening for a summer 2024 intern on the Communications department’s Digital Strategy team. The Digital Strategy team collaborates with teams and individuals throughout the organization to increase American Progress’ reach, engagement, and impact in order to improve the lives of all Americans. Working with experts in policy, communications, government affairs, and development, the team helps amplify efforts through digital communications and technology to raise awareness of American Progress with strategic audiences and build relationships with progressive allies.

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Summer 2024 Facilities Internship

Summer 2024 Facilities Internship

American Progress is seeking a summer 2024 facilities intern who is highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented. The selected candidate will support the Office Services team on a variety of projects, including supporting the effective monitoring and maintenance of American Progress’ physical space, equipment, fixtures, and appliances. This individual will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service through a variety of facilities-related and front desk tasks that will include but not be limited to: greeting and directing visitors and guests; answering and redirecting phone calls; conference room setups; internal moves support; furniture relocations and light furniture repairs; supply inventory stocking and maintenance; and mail processing and distribution.

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Summer 2024 Human Resources Internship

Summer 2024 Human Resources Internship

American Progress is seeking a summer 2024 intern to join the Human Resources (HR) team. This individual will have a strong work ethic and passion for change and value diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; integrity; and social responsibility. The selected candidate will support the HR team on a variety of projects, including providing administrative and logistical support for the onboarding process, research, performance management, and benefits open enrollment. This internship provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experience by working on a wide range of HR projects and programs in a professional office environment.

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Summer 2024 National Security and International Policy Internship

Summer 2024 National Security and International Policy Internship

American Progress has an opening for two summer interns with its National Security and International Policy department. The department seeks to advance a strong progressive vision for U.S. foreign policy by developing innovative ideas and new coalitions to tackle pressing transnational issues such as climate change, economic prosperity, migration, and public health. The team works on a wide array of substantive issues and across a broad geographic scope: from East Asia to the Middle East and Turkey to Mexico and the Americas. Through this work, American Progress hopes to provide a practical road map showing how democracies and open societies can compete with alternative governing systems to bolster human security, protect democracy and accountability, and deliver results for all.

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Summer 2024 Structural Reform and Governance Internship

Summer 2024 Structural Reform and Governance Internship

American Progress has an opening for two full-time summer interns with the Structural Reform and Governance department. This department includes the Democracy Policy, Courts and Legal Policy, and Technology Policy teams as well as the Faith Initiative. The department is dedicated to taking swift action to strengthen the legal, institutional, digital, and informational guardrails of democracy and doing so in a way that equips the democratic process to serve as a force for good.

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Summer 2024 Video Internship

Summer 2024 Video Internship

Are you a budding filmmaker with a passion for social justice and progressive issues? American Progress has an opening for a summer 2024 intern to join the Communications department’s creative and fast-paced Video team. This team’s mission is to develop innovative and compelling video and graphic content that builds the emotional and visual case for progressive policies and values.

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Summer 2024 Video Research Internship

Summer 2024 Video Research Internship

American Progress’ Advocacy and Outreach department is seeking a summer 2024 Video Research intern who is passionate about accountability and research-based evidence. The intern will play a crucial role in the Digital Advocacy team’s media monitoring and rapid-response efforts, searching databases and media platforms to provide video clips and assets. The intern’s work will contribute to the weekly production of video products across American Progress’ social media channels, ensuring messages are impactful and aligned with the organization’s goals. In addition, the intern will be responsible for monitoring media coverage trends and flagging relevant information to keep staff informed.

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