Civic Nation

Civic Nation

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

Our office is able to host a REMOTE intern.


WORKING HOURS: There is flexibility regarding which hours the intern works.

INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots

ABOUT US: Civic Nation is a home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation. We empower people to take on the biggest challenges of our time — strengthening democracy; foster civic engagement, social justice and voter participation; addressing public health crises; fighting for gender equity; and more. Civic Nation drives real, meaningful change by shifting culture, systems, and policy. We organize at every level and serve as a connector — of people and programs, of grassroots activists and leaders of industries and organizations, of ideas and the resources to make them reality. Our goal is to empower individuals, companies, institutions, and organizations to create a more inclusive, equitable America.

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: We are offering several opportunities for perspective candidates to intern with us. Skills and requirements range depending on the role. Applicants must be high school graduates and must be eligible to work in the US. Applicants can be enrolled at a college or university, or recent college graduates but a college education is not a prerequisite to apply.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Civic Nation’s internship program is designed to provide you with a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work and the opportunity for career exploration and development. The key objective of the program is to help prepare you to be successful in the workplace — to help you develop the competencies that employers consistently indicate they seek in new hires. By participating in this program, interns will: Develop effective work habits, including time management, punctuality, and personal accountability. Develop and improve communication and analytical skills.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Personal laptop, Web Camera

2021 Intern Description

Working as a program intern at the United of Women, I have had the incredible opportunity of doing work that is both meaningful for the larger movement of gender equity and rewarding for personal and career growth. At USOW, no matter how small or large the work is, I know that my work is making a difference. For example, this summer, I've been working heavily on the Child Tax Credit campaign to help especially young mothers of color get signed up for the credit, which could help cut childhood poverty in half. I've done everything from researching about the CTC for FAQ pages and briefing materials to curating a list of organizations in 12 states to partner with for CTC outreach. What I also love about the internship is that every day is a new day - nonprofit work is fast-paced so there are days that are absolutely crammed with meetings and deadlines but other days when you can sit back and do some reflection. In the end, I fell in love with the grassroots organizing and ever-changing nature of nonprofit work. In addition, I end everyday knowing that my work is valued by the small, but mighty team of women at USOW. Because it is a smaller team, I got to know all of the team members and learn from them constantly, including communications and networking skills. I am so grateful for my supervisor and the rest of the team for fostering such a supportive, empowering environment that made it so easy for me to constantly want to do better work for USOW every day.

- June Park

2020 Intern Description

At Civic Nation, I have been working with The United State of Women as a program and fundraising intern. Civic Nation is an advocacy and grassroots focussed organization so every single day my responsibilities vary from responding to emails to sponsors and speakers; creating programs curricula such as zoom panels and summits, and crafting fundraising materials. The United State of Women is a small-sized, female only, female-led team which provides a very unique experience for internships. In my opinion, this structure leads to a more tight-knit team with supervisors that understand your problems better. I’ve learned a lot of skills applicable to working in government and understanding how nonprofit groups function which I think has been really meaningful and useful to my career later on. 

-Sharon Tang '23

2018 Intern Description

Working on Civic Nation’s #VoteTogether initiative is an exciting experience where I get to see a campaign built from the ground up. #VoteTogether aims to put the fun back in voting by planning hundreds of voting celebrations around the country. These celebrations take place at polling locations and are open to everyone–voters and nonvoters alike. In addition to bringing communities together and creating positive voting experiences, our analysis shows that celebrations like these are a cost-effective way to increase voter participation.

-Teddy Landis '20

Washington, D.C.