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.

FAQs

  • 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.
  • We will work with your clinical or internship office for school credit.

Current Internship Opportunities

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN- NEW

We are seeking a Communications Intern for our San Francisco office to support our communications efforts on behalf of kids and education.  

WHAT YOU’LL DO: 

  • Maintain press contacts database and manage distribution of press materials using our PR system. Includes adding/deleting contacts, entering activities/notes/projects for contacts, segmenting/building lists for specific projects, etc.
  • Compile and distribute the “Daily Digest”—a compilation of Common Sense coverage and industry articles
  • Assist Communications Coordinator with the monthly internal newsletter
  • Help draft media alerts, press releases and other communications vehicles as needed
  • Track and capture media placements in print, television, radio, and web outlets, using various video/audio capture programs
  • Provide research support for special projects
  • Help maintain the press room on the website. Includes posting press releases and news items
  • Other administrative duties as necessary

WHAT WE NEED TO SEE ON YOUR RESUME:

  • Currently working to complete an undergraduate degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or media studies preferred.
  • Prior internship/work experience with a PR firm or corporate communications department a plus.
  • Knowledge of media management software (Meltwater, Cision, Vocus) a plus.
  • Detail-oriented and strong follow-through
  • Strong teamwork skills; cooperative working style
  • Flexible and responsive; able to perform in a dynamic work environment
  • Enthusiastic, can-do attitude 

THE “X” FACTOR

  • Upbeat and have an authentic “can do” attitude
  • Calm when meeting tough deadline
  • Highly organized
  • Open to learning
  • Dependable with a strong sense of urgency
  • Passionate about the CSM mission.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Ideal Start Date: January 2016, depending on availability
  • 3 month position on a rolling basis, potentially eligible for renewal
  • Paid internship
  • Up to 20 hours week
  • Remote internships will be considered, but on-site is preferred
  • We will work with your clinical or internship office for school credit
  • This is a paid internship opportunity

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter as attachments to michelle.hernandez@commonsense.org.  Please include "Communications Intern-YOUR LAST NAME" in the subject line of your e-mail.  Please also include your availability and ideal start date.  

LEGAL INTERN- NEW

We are seeking a Legal Intern for our Washington, D.C. office to support our policy and advocacy efforts with our Kids Action team this spring and summer.

Common Sense (www.commonsense.org) is dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.  Common Sense Kids Action, the advocacy arm of Common Sense, works with policy makers, business leaders, and other advocates at the state and federal level to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed in school and in life. The Kids Action agenda seeks to drive policies in four key areas of concern for children and their families: high quality early childhood investments, 21st century learning, a positive media and technology world, and a family friendly environment at work.

Law students, this is your chance to be part of a mission-driven nonprofit with fun, collaborative, innovative people. We are seeking bright self-starters with a passion for our mission. Assignments may include researching state and federal policy issues related to kids and media, education, early childhood, poverty, privacy, and/or education technology, writing policy briefs, letters, and memos, attending hearings, markups and meetings, and tracking legislation in Washington, D.C., and state capitals.

FAQs

We are committed to making internships as fulfilling as possible, and ­tailored to help you grow as a professional while meeting the needs of our mission.

  • We offer semester and summer internships
  • 2-3 month position on a rolling basis, potentially eligible for renewal
  • This internship is unpaid
  • Remote internships will be considered, but on-site is preferred
  • Up to 20 hours/ week or full time during the summer
  • We will work with your clinical or internship office for school credit

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter as MS Word attachments to afoxjohnson@commonsense.org.  In the subject line, indicate “Your Last Name-Legal Internship”.  Please also include your availability.