Applying for an internship

American Progress is actively monitoring the evolving situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19. Because the health and safety of our community is our top priority, we are taking several precautionary measures. We have encouraged, and in some cases mandated, employees in all of our offices to work from home and canceled or postponed in-person events. Due to our office closures and the challenges of onboarding interns while our entire workforce is remote, we have put our summer and fall internship programs on hold.

Please stay tuned for future internship opportunities.

No current internship openings.

 Additional information

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.

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