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American Progress continues to actively monitor the evolving situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19. As our entire workforce continues to work remotely, we are now accepting applications for our virtual summer 2021 internship program. Please see available virtual internship opportunities below.
The application deadline is April 18, 2021.
Summer internships begin on June 1 and end on July 30.
American Progress interns are paid at the Washington, D.C., minimum wage rate of $15 per hour.
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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. These internship postings refer 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​.
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