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About Common Cause

The nonpartisan lobbying group Common Cause was founded in 1970 with the mission to increase transparency in political institutions. Today, the group has almost 400,000 members and supporters. Common Cause engages citizens in grassroots campaigns and direct lobbying to watch the government and shape national, state and local public policies that reflect public interest and good government.

Interns work in the program areas of campaign finance reform, election reform, abuse of power and ethics. In all areas, interns work closely with staff on grassroots campaigns and gain experience in political lobbying and activism.


Open to all undergraduates and graduates. Non- U.S. citizens are eligible as well as high school juniors and seniors. Experience is less vital than enthusiasm and interest.

Common Cause

Internship Coordinator
Common Cause
Common Cause
1133 19th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-1200


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


Washington, DC