Communications and Research Intern - REMOTE

  • Campaign for Accountability
  • Washington DC
  • Nov 12, 2021
Intern Entry Level

Job Description

Campaign for Accountability (CfA) seeks an undergraduate college student to serve as a paid, full-time intern for spring 2022 (start and end dates flexible). The ideal candidate is self-starting, hardworking, possesses excellent written and analytical skills, interested in government/public affairs, has experience with social media, has an interest in investigating large technology companies, and can commit to 10-20 hours per week. Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Investigating public officials, tracking legislation and federal regulations, monitoring campaign contributions and state budgets, studying the influence of special interests, and drafting reports.
  • Researching and investigating the activities and policies of large technology companies, including Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon.
  • Managing CfA’s social media feeds, monitoring media coverage, building distribution lists, drafting press releases, and writing media pitches.

About Campaign for Accountability

Campaign for Accountability is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, nonpartisan watchdog organization that uses research, litigation and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life. CfA works on behalf of the public interest to expose corruption, negligence, and unethical behavior wherever it may occur. We investigate the actions of powerful interests at every level of society, ranging from the largest corporations to the smallest county governments. Our current priorities include federal accountability, state oversight, corporate responsibility, and consumer protection.


How to Apply

This position is a paid, remote working opportunity. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and availability to Rita Wegner at mwegner [at] campaignforaccountability [dot] org. Please place your name and “Undergraduate Intern Spring 2022” in the subject line. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

Deadline: December 6, 2021

Campaign for Accountability is proudly an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse team. We are dedicated to finding the best candidate for the job. Our hiring process is centered on assessing candidates with diverse lived experiences. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure of whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please contact us to discuss your application.