CRSM Summer Intern

CRSM · Washington, District of Columbia
Department CRSM
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $17/hr

Council for Responsible Social Media (CRSM) Intern 

Semester: Summer (June-August 2023)

Status: Part-time Temporary (20-30 hours per week)
Reports to: CRSM Director 

Stipend: $17/hour 

Location: Washington, DC Preferred (Remote Available)


Issue One is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that unites Republicans, Democrats, and independents to win game-changing federal reforms to fix our broken political system and create an inclusive democracy that works for everyone. Issue One educates the public and Congress to pass legislation to increase transparency, strengthen government ethics and accountability, reduce the influence of big money in politics, protect the freedom to vote, and strengthen U.S. elections.

Issue One is helping lead the fight to protect U.S. elections and election workers in 2024, ensure a peaceful transfer of power in 2025, and win comprehensive reforms to combat disinformation on technology platforms. Issue One built the National Council on Election Integrity and led its $15 million Count Every Vote campaign to defend the integrity of the 2020 elections and push back against attempts to undermine faith in our democratic process.  


Issue One is seeking a summer CRSM intern interested in combating disinformation, reforming social media, and protecting American democracy. The Council for Responsible Social Media aims to fundamentally reform social media, in order to safeguard U.S. national security, reduce polarization and ensure the health and well-being of American children.  We hope to hire an intern who can be unflinching when assigned various responsibilities and remain open-minded at all times, like the rest of our staff. 

Our interns are integral members of Issue One. We are a small but growing office where you will gain hands-on experience in bipartisan outreach and advocacy, communications and messaging tactics, event planning, and much more. We also work closely with other reform organizations and will give you a comprehensive look at the vital work being done nationwide.



  • Independently research topics related to social media, children's mental and physical health, disinformation/misinformation, implications of social media on U.S. national security, polarization, digital democracy, and related topics. 
  • Draft reports, talking points, and other reports to further the Council for Responsible Social Media's ability to advocate for meaningful reforms to social media.
  • Regularly monitor and draft weekly reports on updates to technology policy, legislation, regulation and other related items.


  • Helps the team formulate advocacy strategies related to CRSM work.
  • Helps monitor all federal and state legislation related to social media reform.
  • Schedules and attends, as assigned, meetings and public events and follows up with advocacy organizations, academics, and other entities as needed.

Public Event Planning and Management 

  • Helps execute events for CRSM, including internal Council meetings and public events.
  • Supports logistical coordination and keeps their supervisor abreast of any planning concerns.

Other Responsibilities TBD. Given the fluid and developing nature of the CRSM program, duties are subject to change, and new responsibilities might be added based on the program's needs. Therefore, the intern must be able to adapt to program needs and remain optimistic when changes take place. 


  • Demonstrated interest in democracy, misinformation, social media, and political advocacy
  • Self-starter who can see projects through to completion
  • Commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable political system
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to try new things
  • Demonstrated ability to generate ideas and adapt to new projects
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team


This will be a part-time internship of 20-30 hours per week. Interns can work remotely or join us on-site for a hybrid schedule, including being in our Washington, DC office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

The exact start and end dates have some flexibility, though ideally, the internship would start on or about Monday, June 5, 2023, and continue until about Friday, August 25, 2023. Issue One offers compensation in the form of a stipend of $17 per hour. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply by clicking "apply for this job" in the top right corner of this page. Please include how you heard about the position and complete the self-identification questionnaire. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications, we will

unfortunately not be able to personally contact every applicant on the status of their candidacy. No phone calls, please.

Issue One is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decisions, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, credit information, employment status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking, homeless status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, fringe benefits, and other compensation, the application of disability and/or temporary disability policies, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

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