Internships

Internships

We are seeking bright self-starters with a passion for our mission to fill semester and summer internships. This is your chance to work with talented, dedicated professionals in a fun, collaborative, and mission-driven environment.

We are committed to making internships as fulfilling as possible­ and tailor them to help you learn and grow as a professional. All our internships require that you be smart, organized and eager to learn. See below for current internship opportunities.

FAQ

  • We offer semester and summer internships (June through end of August).
  • Internships run during a semester, summer or for at least two months.
  • Interns should be available at least 16 hours per week.
  • Remote internships may be possible depending on situation.
  • Internships are unpaid.
  • We will work with your clinical or internship office for school credit.

Current Internship Opportunities

Policy Intern-FALL/WINTER  NEW

We are seeking a Policy Intern that is interested in learning the ins and outs of advocating on behalf of kids and education, helping to make them a top priority for the Administration, Congress and lawmakers around the country.  You will learn to: conduct research related to state and federal policy on early childhood, k-12 education, media, student privacy, technology, and poverty, help craft blog posts and memos, assists with advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and help the D.C. staff with administrative tasks as needed.  

Development Intern-FALL/WINTER NEW

Common Sense Media has year-round internships available in our Development Dept.  We are seeking dynamic and passionate individuals to support our fast pace team in raising funds and awareness that fuel our mission to provide parents, teachers, and kids the tools they need to navigate in a 24/7 media world. 

Interns will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting projects, including: 

  • Special Events:  Logistics planning, event registration, donor recognition and stewardship, VIP activities, invitation list management
  • Communications: Writing and production of e-newsletters, event marketing and promotional materials, video scripting, annual appeal messaging and more
  • Education: Helping facilitate teen discussions around kids digital lives across the Bay Area
  • Fundraising:  Prospect research and biography prep for donor meetings, donor data coordination and analysis, stewardship messaging, proposal writing, donor/foundation Power Point presentations

This is an incredible opportunity for a multi-capable and energetic individual with strong communications skills to learn about nonprofit fundraising from an experienced team of professionals. There will be numerous opportunities to collaborate, learn, and grow.  Current students and recent grads encouraged to apply! 

Policy Intern - SUMMER 2015 (Washington D.C.) FILLED

Your assignments may include researching state and federal policy issues related to kids, media, privacy, and education technology; and tracking legislation in Washington, D.C., and state capitals. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Susannah Savage at ssavage@commonsense.org

Product Intern - SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA) FILLED

You will learn valuable research skills, including looking into trends within the industry, evaluating analytics, and compiling these results into a presentation that he/she can present to a larger group. You will also learn about user experience considerations on websites and apps, creating product specifications, quality assurance concerns, and general workflow processes for bringing a new product feature live. Intern candidates should possess great communication skills, strong attention to detail, and stats or analytics experience and have a desire to learn about new web technologies and online trends.

Education Intern - SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA) FILLED

You will learn about the challenges and opportunities in helping teachers teach in a digital age. You will create, organize, and manage professional development content for teachers, and contribute to helping teachers utilize technology for teaching and learning. Intern candidates should be pursuing a degree in Education or related discipline and have experience with social media (YouTube, Twitter, etc.), GoogleDocs, PowerPoint and Keynote.

Marketing Intern, Education Team - SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA)  FILLED

You will learn about social media marketing and optimization. You’ll post on blogs and social networks, track social media impressions, perform keyword analysis, and work on outreach and promotion using Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more. Intern candidates should be enrolled in a Marketing, Business, PR or Communications program and have an interest in promoting content on social media.    

Marketing Intern, Consumer Team - SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA)  FILLED

You will get basic training in the marketing field and detailed information about the organization’s history, programs, and services. You’ll be involved in multiple projects including partner outreach, promotional campaigns, project management, brand awareness, and analytics. Intern candidates should be proficient with MS Suite and have strong analytical and project management skills.

Editorial Intern - SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA) FILLED

You will learn the inner workings of an editorial team and the nuances of online publishing. You’ll be involved in everything from data entry and posting content to link farming and writing reviews. Intern candidates should have strong writing and communication skills and an interest in pop culture.

Education Content Intern- SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA)  FILLED

You will learn about valuable research skills, gain valuable insight into program design and garner cross-functional experience by working with other departments such as marketing, design, communication and video in order to deliver various assets.  Intern candidates should be able to plan and execute educational efforts including educational interactive tools and iBooks.  Candidates should be comfortable with technology  and proficient in Microsoft Office (bonus if proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign).

Communications Intern- SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA) FILLED

You will have the chance to work with a dynamic communications team where you will learn to draft media alerts, press releases, and important org-wide monthly newsletters.  An ideal candidate should be working top complete an undergraduate degree in public relations, journalism, communications or media studies, be detail-oriented.  Knowledge of media management software (Meltwater, Cision, Vocus) is a plus.  

Design Intern- SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA)  FILLED

Interning for the design team within a larger marketing team, the intern will have hands on experience with print design, digital design and production. Projects may include marketing materials for print, image creation for websites, web banners, identity system production for style guides, digital design and production for websites and apps.  Candidates must be junior or senior college students majoring in graphic or digital design and must have basic knowledge of UX design principles (i.e. wireframes, userflows, prototypes), a great design portfolio and be savy with Adobe Creative Suite.

Education Content (Graphite) Intern- SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA)  FILLED

This is an editorial internship for the Graphite editorial team. The intern would gain experience in creating and managing content on Graphite.org, our platform where we cover the best edtech tools and strategies for teachers and students. This internship may include writing, content management, video production and research related to developing strategic partnerships with prominent edtech developers and organizations.  Candidates should have interest in the knowledge of education broadly, as well as in the field of education technology and basic knowledge and experience with spreadsheets and other database systems.

Video Production Intern- SUMMER 2015 (San Francisco, CA)  FILLED

We are seeking an intern candidate that is eager to gain knowledge in the area of video production.  As an intern for the Video department, you will gain insight into editing projects, assisting with production shoots, logging and transcribing footage and gathering B-roll footage, photos, screenshots and other video assets.  Candidates should have a basic knowledge of Premiere Pro and must be self-motivated individuals who can make continual progress on long-term projects without constant supervision.  For additional information regarding this internship opportunity, please visit this link.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, please forward your resumé and cover letter as MS Word attachments to jobs@commonsense.org.  In the subject line, indicate that you are applying for an internship and which internship you are interested in. (For example, “Intern – Education Content”)  Please also include your availability.