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Poverty to Prosperity Program Internship
Center for American Progress

Job Code:
B26276
Location: USA –  Washington, DC

Description –

The Poverty to Prosperity Program is dedicated to the notion that we can dramatically reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. We aim to shift the public’s perception of poverty and encourage policies that create good jobs, strengthen families, and ensure economic security. We also work to lift up the voices up low-income individuals.
Poverty to Prosperity interns become integral members of our team and are given the opportunity to explore anti-poverty policy through research, advocacy, and communications. Interns also play a large role in supporting our blog and podcast, found at TalkPoverty.org.

The Poverty to Prosperity Program is dedicated to the notion that we can dramatically reduce poverty and increase economic mobility. We aim to shift the public’s perception of poverty and encourage policies that create good jobs, strengthen families, and ensure economic security. We also work to lift up the voices up low-income individuals.
Poverty to Prosperity interns become integral members of our team and are given the opportunity to explore anti-poverty policy through research, advocacy, and communications. Interns also play a large role in supporting our blog and podcast, found at TalkPoverty.org.

In addition, interns are encouraged to attend the many events at American Progress, as well as events, briefings, and hearings that take place on the Hill and throughout Washington, D.C.

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.

Eligibility: All high school, undergraduate, master's level, Ph.D., and J.D. students are eligible to apply. People are also eligible if they are a veteran or a recent college graduate within six months of graduation.

All summer interns work full time and a minimum of 8 weeks, although 10 weeks is preferred. During the fall, winter, and spring, part-time students are accepted, but interns must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. International students must be able to provide documentation that shows they are allowed to work in the United States.

Application process: In order to be considered for an internship with American Progress, please submit the following:

  • Internship application (links below)
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Writing sample of approximately three pages
  • College or university transcript
  • Recommendation letter(s) (optional)

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.

Internship application: PDF or RTF

Recommended deadlines:

Winter or Spring 2016: Open until all slots are filled.

Summer 2016: Open until all slots are filled.

Fall 2016: July 1, 2016

Duration:

Summer: June–August

Fall: September–December

Winter: January–March

Spring: January–May

Starting dates are flexible.

Email your application packet to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You will receive a confirmation email when your internship packet is received.

Before emailing your materials please put your name and the term for which you are applying in the subject line. Ex.: John Doe—Summer 2013.

No phone calls, please.

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.

To Apply

Apply online
here https://www.americanprogress.org/about/jobs/33396/half-in-ten-anti-poverty-campaign-internship
Visit us here https://www.americanprogress.org

Posted on 2 February 2017
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