About POGO

Communications Internship

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit watching the federal government on the people's behalf. POGO's investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

POGO is looking for an eager individual to assist our communications team as we head into a major website redesign and migration. The communications intern will report directly to POGO's Design and Innovation Manager and will work closely with other members of the communications team, including the Chief Communications Strategist, to get a well-rounded and hands-on experience.

The communications internship will be based in our Washington, DC office and require a commitment of 25-40 hours per week during normal office hours. We offer compensation ($12.50/hour) to interns who cannot receive school credit or outside funding for their internship experience.

Start and end dates are flexible, but preference will be given to applicants who can start mid-January and commit through April. This internship also has the possibility of extension through Summer 2018.

Opportunities for learning and growth:



About POGO

Founded in 1981, POGO originally worked to expose outrageously overpriced military spending on items such as a $7,600 coffee maker and a $435 hammer. In 1990, after many successes reforming military spending, POGO decided to expand its mandate and investigate waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the federal government.

Throughout its history, POGO’s work has been applauded by Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, federal workers and whistleblowers, other nonprofits, and the media.

POGO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We welcome all interested and qualified individuals to apply.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume, a brief (1-2 page) writing sample, and college or university transcript (unofficial is fine) to hr@pogo.org with “Communications Internship” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 1.