PPG is Hiring a Paid Intern

Date: January 19, 2022

Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

We are now offering a paid, full-time summer internship program. Interns will be paid $15/hour and will work regular business hours Monday through Friday. The internship will run from early June to late July. This program is mainly geared toward Masters and Juris Doctor (JD) students, however exceptional Bachelors students may apply and will be considered.  


PPG interns are given tasks based on their skills and interests. Your work will likely be as varied as our staff members’ work. A typical day is a mix of partner meetings and policy research. The topics that we work on often include criminal justice, climate justice, equality/civil rights, immigration, poverty/income inequality, arts and culture, economic development, housing, and more. PPG is flexible to suit our partners’ evolving needs. Therefore, your work is likely to change in topic and content over the course of the internship. 


PPG intern tasks may include:

·         Doing qualitative and quantitative research on local issues and policy solutions

·         Meeting PPG partner groups and learning about their work

·         Writing policy briefs and fact sheets for publication

·         Participating in issue-based coalitions

·         Meeting with elected officials to discuss policy solutions

·         Assisting with PPG public events

·         Doing outreach to potential partners and Buffalo residents

·         Drafting issue-based communications and social media posts

Intern qualifications:

·         Strong and concise writing skills

·         Flexibility

·         Ability to work independently

·         A commitment to accuracy and attention to detail

·         Ideally, a background knowledge of Buffalo’s inequities and political landscape


Work Format – PPG’s current COVID-informed work schedule is 2 days in person and 3 days remote. This may or may not shift in the summer, depending on COVID guidelines.



PPG values diversity and inclusion. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2022. Please submit a cover letter (explaining your interest in PPG and equity in Buffalo), resume, and writing sample (2-10 pages, ideally policy-related if possible) to Sarah Wooton sarah@ppgbuffalo.org