Intern applicants will work with one of the following teams within Generation Progress:
HIGHER ED, NOT DEBT
Higher Ed, Not Debt is a multi-year campaign of dozens of organizations dedicated to tackling the crippling and ever-growing issue of student loan debt in America. With over $1.2 trillion in outstanding educational debt, affecting more than 40 million Americans, we have partnered around a simple message and a clear objective: Higher Ed, Not Debt
Higher Ed, Not Debt interns research, write and publish blogs, conduct policy and legislative research, and assist the communication team in social media management and analytics, as well as attend White House and Hill briefings relevant to our core campaign areas.
Our on-the-ground organizing program is a key component of Generation Progress. Our Action Network identifies and supports youth-led progressive organizations working for social change. Our advocacy program also works with youth-led organizations to build community organizing power at the local, state, and national level. Our national advocacy program engages young people in issue-based mobilization campaigns in our three core areas of economic justice, human and civil rights, and democracy.
Advocacy interns help to plan and execute local and national events that promote progressive values and leadership and train our network on the skills they need to advance their work. Advocacy interns also assist with coordinating activities that engage our network— conference calls, webinars, online outreach, etc. They can also write for the blogs about issues and policy relevant to our core campaign areas.
Communications is a huge focus for Generation Progress. Raising our voices on hot issues and teaching our generation how to effectively communicate our values is critical. Our communications work is divided into two primary areas, online organizing and advocacy and covering breaking news on our websites, GenProgress.org and PushBack.org. Our young writers have the opportunity to build their communications skills and raise the voice and stories of young people around the country.
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.