American Progress is committed to taking its message to diverse communities. To that end, the Ethnic Media team does targeted and comprehensive communications work to reach communities of color. The Ethnic Media team works closely with American Progress’ policy and events teams and maintains working relationships with national ethnic media outlets, including Spanish-language media. In addition, the Ethnic Media team produces a number of original products and organizes several events each year.
Ethnic Media interns learn many of the basic skills it takes to work at a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat. Interns for the Ethnic Media team must be fully bilingual and have the ability to compose or translate short articles, press releases, and advisories into Spanish; conduct research in both languages; and help book American Progress’ experts. Experience using Twitter is also highly desired.
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.