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Progress Texas Internships

Progress Texas is looking for interns in two areas: communications and advocacy.

Who We Are

Progress Texas is a non-profit media organization working to promote progressive values in our state. For almost 10 years we have been the leading progressive voice in Texas media that stands up for the left, fights the right, and advocates for issues important to a growing number of people in our state. 

Last year our team generated 40 million online impressions, more than 500 print and broadcast news stories, and we’d like you to help us continue to amplify the progressive message in 2020 and beyond. Learn more on our Who We Are page, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Communications Intern

  • Track news coverage relating to Progress Texas issue silos and Texas politics

  • Pull media clips for Progress Texas as needed

  • Help maintain press contacts lists 

  • Research and write original blog posts on Progress Texas issue silos and political news

  • Assist with drafting social media content, including photos and videos 

  • Assist with graphic creation 

  • Help carry out rapid response communications and digital grassroots engagement around breaking news

Advocacy Intern

  • Assist with bill tracking on targeted legislation

  • Attend/watch committee hearings as needed

  • Assist with creating original content for key issue areas

  • Assist with bill testimony

  • Attend partner events as needed

  • Assist advocacy manager with coalition work 

Compensation & Time Commitment   

Interns will receive $15 per hour, with a flexible work schedule of 15-20 hours per week. 

Internships typically follow the academic schedule with a Fall, Spring and Summer internship available. Dates are flexible. 

Qualifications 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Committed to progressive issues and ideals

  • Creative and willing to push the envelope

  • Excellent at verbal and written communication

  • Organized and detail-oriented in fast-paced work environment

  • Have knowledge of digital platforms, including social media channels

  • Hardworking, able to take charge of independent projects, and confident enough to proactively contribute to team issue campaigns

How to Apply

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2021 internship program is midnight on August 22, 2021

Please submit your resume, two references, and brief writing sample to this form. Cover letters are optional. 

People of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. 

For any questions, please email wesley@progresstexas.org

NOTE: Fellowships will be considered for graduate students or recent graduates.

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Progress Texas and the Progress Texas Institute are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical handicap, political affiliation, gender identity or expression, or other status protected by law.