Enough Project Internship
Enough Project interns are part of a dynamic organization that has provoked real change in the fight against mass atrocities. Interns work alongside a team of driven individuals and gain practical skills and international human rights experience. Interns may help develop a campaign, attend a congressional hearing, assist in social media messaging, edit a policy report, or write for the Enough Said blog, all while helping to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
The Enough Project applies a multifaceted approach that focuses on the key drivers of conflict and mobilizes both lawmakers and the public to act. Enough Project interns learn many of the basic skills it takes to become a public policy professional in a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat. All of its departments collaborate to turn field research into policy recommendations, advocate for these changes, engage activists, and promote these issues to the public. Every aspect of the organization’s work influences the rest, so interns make a difference whether they work with a campaign, the Communications department, or the Policy team.
The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress, so Enough interns are part of a larger cohort of progressive interns working on a broad range of issues. CAP runs a comprehensive internship program that includes brown bag lunches, social events, and networking opportunities.
Enough internship positions
Advocacy: Enough’s Advocacy department coordinates outreach to the administration, Capitol Hill, and the organization’s partners. By working closely with the campaigns teams, it helps develop strategies to advance Enough’s policy agenda. Advocacy interns assist in all aspects of the advocacy department’s work, including research, event planning, grassroots advocacy, and communication with activists.
Communications: Communications interns are an integral part of the Enough Communications team. Interns track the Enough Project and its initiatives in print, broadcast, and online media and help develop new ways to engage a social media audience. They also assist with updating Enough’s photo database, attending and covering events in the D.C. area, contributing to the Enough Said blog, and publicizing upcoming events. Communications interns have also worked on projects such as designing t-shirts, fliers, Twitter pages, Flickr slideshows, and videos.
Darfur Dream Team: Enough’s Darfur Dream Team/Sister Schools Program works with partner organizations, including the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and i-ACT, to support Darfuri refugee education in eastern Chad and to connect American and Darfuri students through a secure online social network. Receiving an education is a right of every refugee child and critical for sustainable development. Interns for the Sister Schools Program work closely with staff to communicate and interact with student and faculty activists and leaders. Interns assist with school and donor outreach, social media, and writing and editing promotional materials.
Development and Operations: Work behind the scenes with the people who make the Enough Project run on a day-to-day basis. Interns conduct research on prospective donors and assist with grant reports, financial tracking, office maintenance, and organizational policies and procedures.
Policy: The Enough Policy team, made up of D.C.-based analysts and field-based researchers, determines Enough’s policy positions and recommendations for each of the organization’s conflict areas. Policy interns have the opportunity to assist staff with research and the production of a range of policy products, including blog posts, field dispatches, and strategy papers.
Raise Hope for Congo: Enough’s Raise Hope for Congo, or RHFC, campaign works to raise awareness and mobilize activists in the United States to speak out against violence in eastern Congo. RHFC interns are a critical part of a dynamic, fast-paced team and can apply their creativity and energy toward building a movement for peace in the Congo. Campaign interns work on a variety of projects and tasks depending on their strengths and interests, including expanding the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, designing campaign materials, engaging with activists, conducting research, and planning events.
- Picking up the South Sudan flag for John Prendergast’s interview on “The Colbert Report”
- Seeing Dr. Denis Mukwege speak about his work on gender inequality and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Attending a congressional hearing on conflict minerals with Ben Affleck and John Prendergast
- Blogging about the flag-raising ceremony at the brand new Embassy of South Sudan
- Helping organize a happy hour event for D.C. interns to spark conversation on the Congo
- Hearing former President Bill Clinton speak at the National Campus Progress Conference
Other duties may 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 the website.
American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the 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 nonpartisan 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 nonpartisan 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 internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; 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.