The next session of Students for Justice will be in Fall 2021.  We are currently welcoming applications from college students who are residents of or attending college in North Carolina.  In July, we will be accepting applications from other college students.  For more information and to apply, click here.

Paid Internships for Fall 2021:  Political Organizing


Students for Justice is a paid internship program for current college students, including those taking gap years, and very recent graduates. Working remotely, Students for Justice interns will engage in creative campaigns to increase voter registration, awareness, and voter turnout within communities of color in North Carolina, a critically important battleground state.


The fall session runs from September 13-November 5, 2021 (eight weeks), and requires a time commitment of an average of 15 hours/week.  Interns will receive a stipend of $15/hour.   


Interns will work in groups of four to develop political messaging for targeted voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns using paid social media, postcards, and phone calls. They will be taught key skills and guided in their work by experienced political marketing professionals. Interns will also gain leadership skills by recruiting and managing volunteers to engage in voter outreach efforts via postcards, phone banking, and text banking.


Interns will learn from a series of guest speakers on topics related to voting rights and political organizing.  Past program speakers have included Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD-3) and Brenda Hyde, a community organizer with Southern Echo.  


Program expectations include:

  • Attending a weekly informational “town hall” meeting with all interns and staff

  • Meeting weekly with an assigned volunteer mentor

  • Meeting at least weekly and probably more often with teammates

  • Attending weekly guest lectures

  • Keeping your video on so that you are fully present in all meetings

  • Recruiting at least five volunteers to engage in political outreach


Note: Work schedules are flexible.  Because we know that every college student’s schedule is different, all town hall meetings and guest lectures are recorded so that they can be viewed later if they conflict with an intern’s schedule.  Mentor meetings and team meetings will be scheduled by those involved so that they work for all.


How to Apply: Please fill out this form. You must be enrolled in or on leave from college, on a gap year before starting college, or have graduated from college in 2021 in order to apply, and you must be 18 or older by September 13, 2021, to participate.  Applications will be reviewed and positions filled on a rolling basis. 


Who We Are: Students for Justice is an initiative of the Center for Common Ground, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) based in Virginia.