2020 Internship Opportunities

Common Sense is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization devoted to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.

Every day, millions of families turn to Common Sense for trusted advice and unbiased ratings. We offer the largest library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for everything your kids want to watch, play, read, and learn. Our movie and TV ratings are available on Netflix, Comcast, DirecTV, and many other partner networks, helping families and kids make smart media choices. Through our schools program, we provide educators with a curriculum that teaches the essential digital citizenship and literacy skills every student needs to succeed. More than 100,000 member schools across the country use our ratings and free curriculum and content. We also work with policymakers, industry leaders, legislators, and a grassroots community of concerned parents and teachers to improve the media and education landscape for kids, families, and schools.

Internship Program Details

This summer we have four exciting internship opportunities available! Our 8-week internship program offers in-depth exposure for anyone considering a career in a multi-faced non-profit organization. Additional details about our internship program can be found below as well as in the individual internship application links.   

  • Anticipated start date: June 15, 2020
  • Anticipated end date: August 10, 2020
  • Hours: ~15–20 hours/week.
  • Interns need to be available to attend a minimum of five weekly educational Lunch & Learns. Lunch & Learns will be every Wednesday from 12 p.m.–1 p.m. (PST). On-site attendance is preferred.
  • We will work with your clinical or internship office for school credit if necessary.
  • These are opportunities are paid, $17 per hour.

Available Internship Opportunities

Graphic/Visual Design Internship

We are looking for a passionate design intern who is excited to learn about the inner workings of a design team. As an intern, you will assist our design team in executing team project deliverables while garnering practical experience in a fast-paced national nonprofit environment. 

Common Sense Latino Content & Marketing Internship

We are looking for a passionate intern to join the Common Sense Latino Program team. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to learn about the inner workings of our organization and how it provides high-quality resources for parents in the Latinx community. As an intern, you will be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team that is uniquely placed in the Latinx community as a high-quality resource for parents.

Privacy Internship

We are looking for a passionate privacy intern who would like to learn about, and support, the inner workings of our privacy function. As an intern, you will assist our privacy team in executing team project deliverables while garnering practical experience in a fast-paced national nonprofit environment. This internship requires a general interest in policy and the technical aspects of privacy. We encourage students with policy, education, law, and/or technical backgrounds to apply. 

Video Internship

We are looking for a passionate video intern who is excited to learn about the inner workings of a studio operation. As an intern, you will assist our video team in executing team project deliverables while garnering practical experience in a fast-paced national nonprofit environment.