Research Team Internship


The American Progress Research team works on both rapid-response and long-term research and communications projects. The team’s core products are The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.

Interns learn many of the basic skills it takes to be a researcher and blogger at a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat. The Progress Report, American Progress’ signature product, is a daily newsletter reaching more than 90,000 subscribers with a progressive analysis of the news. ThinkProgress is one of the web’s top progressive blogs, with original and continual research on the day’s hottest news. Research team interns do extensive research, write, edit, fact-check, monitor news stories, blog on ThinkProgress, and complete other tasks as assigned. The Research team looks for interns with strong research and writing skills.

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.

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