Digital Strategy Internship

  • Department: Digital Strategy
  • Position classification: Internship


The Digital Strategy team collaborates across American Progress to increase its reach, engagement, and ability to improve the lives of all Americans. Working with experts in policy, communications, government affairs, and development, the Digital Strategy team helps to amplify efforts through strategic use of digital communications and technology—raising strategic audiences’ awareness of the organization and building relationships with progressive allies.

Digital Strategy interns will have the opportunity to work with all aspects of digital strategy and communications—including email marketing, social media, web development, and the many disciplines that fall in between—to learn many of the basic skills it takes to work at a progressive nonprofit. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in the intersection of policy and digital communications.

The internship will be focused on direct collaboration with and support of policy team initiatives, as this is where American Progress achieves its greatest impact. These efforts include digital campaign conception and execution, measurement and optimization, and knowledge management and sharing to ensure that the organization’s work continues to improve over time.

The Digital Strategy team maintains a broad portfolio of diverse expertise, and as such, ideal candidates will come in many forms. No candidate is expected to be proficient in all aspects of their work, and tasks and responsibilities will be molded to individual strengths and interest areas, along with organizational needs.

American Progress interns are paid at the D.C. minimum wage rate. As of July 2019, that rate is $14 per hour. Effective July 1, 2020, the D.C. minimum wage will rise to $15 per hour. American Progress also offers interns metro benefits.

To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship with American Progress, please combine the following items into a single .doc or .pdf file; follow the appropriate application link below; upload the single file; and complete the online application. The system does not allow for multiple files. Required materials include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample of approximately three pages

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive responses from American Progress.

Additional information

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 internship 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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