Careers in Advocacy

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in advocacy? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Advocacy Careers

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Do you want to turn your passion for a cause into a career? You should consider a career in advocacy.

Advocacy deals with rallying people behind a cause, from individuals to corporations and governments, usually to influence them in some way. Advocates can work for almost any cause: political, environmental, faith, or moral causes to name a few.

If you want to work in advocacy, you’ll most likely be working with an advocacy group that supports your cause. Many of these groups are non-profits and have positions in administration. Some of these groups may also have positions in the public, actively getting people excited about the cause. Most of these positions require a degree, but volunteering and interning are great ways to get involved before graduating.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Advocacy

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Juvenile Law Center - Juvenile Law Center is a Philly based org that “plays a leadership role in shaping and using the law on behalf of children in the child welfare and justice systems."

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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition - Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a San Jose, CA based non-profit that is working to “to create a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling."

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No current job openings.

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Goodweave - Goodweave is a Washington, DC based non-profit that “is helping to combat this problem and transform the rug industry by certifying child-labor-free rugs."

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Database ProgrammerWashington, DC
Excel ProgrammerUnited States
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International OCD Foundation - The IOCDF is a Boston based non-profit that aims “to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders to live full and productive lives.”

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No current job openings.

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Generation Citizen - Generation Citizen is a Boston, MA based non-profit that “teaches teenagers direct political action through an innovative in-class curriculum.”

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Mobile UX Designer - BostonBillerica, MA
Software Engineering InternRichardson, TX
Engineering AnalystSouthfield, MI
Software Systems EngineerAberdeen Proving Ground, MD
911 DispatcherWheat Ridge, CO
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SumOfUs - SumOfUs is a New York, NY based non-profit that is starting a “member-driven movement” to put people before profits.

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No current job openings.

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FWD.us - FWD.us is a San Francisco, CA based lobbying organization that promotes "policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy."

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Fall Apprentice InternshipNew York, NY
Software Engineer InternSan Francisco, CA
Digital Advcoacy FellowshipSan Francisco, CA
Policy AssociateFrancisco, IN
Development AssociateSan Francisco, CA
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Amazon Watch - Amazon Watch is a San Francisco based non-profit that "campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.”

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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is a Frederick, MD based non-profit that “is the largest, most influential general aviation association in the world.”

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Friends of the Forest Preserves - Friends of the Forest Preserves is a Chicago, IL based non-profit that "exists because the Cook County forest preserves need help."

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Pheasants Forever - Pheasants Forever is a St. Paul, MN based non-profit “dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife."

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Food Allergy Research & Education

Food Allergy Research & Education - The Food Allergy Research & Education is a McLean, VA based non-profit that “works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies."

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Natural Resources Defense Council - NRDC is an NYC based non-profit that wants to "safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends."

See the complete Natural Resources Defense Council profile



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Pulmonary Hypertension Association - Pulmonary Hypertension Association is a Silver Spring, MD based non-profit that is working to “to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension

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Marine Conservation Institute - Marine Conservation Institute is a Seattle, WA non-profit that uses the latest science to identify and advocate for important marine ecosystems around the world.

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FACETS - FACETS is a Fairfax, VA based non-profit that helps “parents, their children and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty.”

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Parent Revolution Logo

Parent Revolution - Parent Revolution is a Los Angeles, CA based non-profit that is aiming to “transform public education based on what is good for children, not adults."

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Bunny World Foundation - Bunny World Foundation is a Los Angeles, CA based non-profit “dedicated to combatting animal cruelty, illegal animal sales, exploitation and neglect of all animals."

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Better Government Association Logo

Better Government Association - The Better Government Association, a Chicago, IL based non-profit that “works for integrity, transparency, and accountability in government."

See the complete Better Government Association profile



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National Immigration Forum - The National Immigration Forum is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that “advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to our nation.”

See the complete National Immigration Forum profile



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Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood - Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood is a Boston, MA based non-profit that is working “to reclaim childhood from corporate marketers.”

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Real Change Logo

Real Change - Real Change is a Seattle, WA based non-profit that provides "opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic justice.”

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Friends of Island Academy - Friends of Island Academy is a New York, NY based non-profit “center for youth development dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration.”

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Wounded Warrior Project Logo

Wounded Warrior Project - Wounded Warrior Project is a Jacksonville, FL based non-profit that aims “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”

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Day One Logo

Day One - Day One is a non-profit that “partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence."

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National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy - The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is a Washington, DC based non-profit that serves “as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations.”

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The Can Kicks Back - The Can Kicks Back is a DC based non-profit that is organizing millennials to push for financial reform and debt reduction.

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Street Soccer USA - Street Soccer USA is a New York, NY based non-profit that uses soccer “to get homeless men, women, and youth off the streets."

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Louisiana Bucket Brigade - Louisiana Bucket Brigade is a NOLA based non-profit “environmental health and justice organization."

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Biodiversity Project Logo

Biodiversity Project - Biodiversity Project is a Chicago, IL based non-profit that works "to protect North America’s most precious land and water resources.”

See the complete Biodiversity Project profile



Back On My Feet Logo

Back On My Feet - Back On My Feet is a non-profit that “promotes the self-sufficiency of people experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running" and they're hiring.

See the complete Back On My Feet profile



Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Logo

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans get on the path to success after they get back home, and they're hiring.

See the complete Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America profile



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Slavery Footprint - Slavery Footprint is an Oakland, CA based non-profit that aims “to generate awareness and action for the issues of forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking"

See the complete Slavery Footprint profile


No current job openings.

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation - If you love the sporting life and its intersection with politics, you should consider a job with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation in Washington, DC.

See the complete Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation profile


No current job openings.

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50CAN - Great Schools Can Change Everything. That's what 50CAN believes, and that's why they're hiring people to help them advocate for education reform.

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Job TitleLocation
Finance DirectorWashington, DC
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