Community Liaison

Commonwealth Foundation's growth plans require a Community Liaison who plays an important role in growing the organization by building and sustaining long-term relationships with current and prospective investors, school teachers, public employees, and others.  The Community Liaison will report to the Director of Marketing & Outreach. 

He or she may be based in CF’s offices in Harrisburg or King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, or in a virtual office.


  • Building, developing, and nurturing personal relationships with current and prospective CF investors, school teachers, public employees, and others, in partnership and coordination with colleagues.
  • Identifying and coordinating opportunities for these individuals to participate more fully in the work of CF and its partner groups, such as the Fairness Center.
  • Serving as CF’s primary liaison between teachers/public employees and communications, marketing and government affairs staff.
  • Becoming an expert on public employee union culture and gather as much information as possible.
  • Arranging for networking opportunities, speaking engagements, and material distribution with like-minded groups for him- or herself, CF, and partner groups.
  • Working seamlessly and graciously with colleagues.
  • Upholding, at all times, an organizational culture that meets “expectations given our aspirations.”

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The Commonwealth Foundation accepts applications for part-time interns year around for three sessions.  The deadlines for receiving applications are as follows:  Winter/Spring session deadline is November 1st, Summer session deadline is March 1st and Fall session deadline is June 1st.  All deadlines are by close of business that day.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in public policy; be articulate, well-organized, familiar with state politics and policy; understand basic research methods; be an excellent writer; and eager to advance the cause of personal and economic liberty. Candidates should also be capable of creating and clearly articulating the stories of liberty that convince Pennsylvanians of the merits of free-market policies.

Those with public policy, political science, economics, history, communications, journalism and pre-law backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should embrace the core principles of a free society, share the values of the Foundation, and be capable of excelling in an intellectually stimulating and fast-paced work environment.

Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to bethany(at), fax to 717.671.1905 or mail to:

Commonwealth Foundation
Re: Internship
225 State Street, Suite 302
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

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