The ACLU Communications department is responsible for promoting the ACLU’s mission, its brand and its programs through our website and social media. The Communications Internship offers the opportunity to learn about the breadth of the ACLU’s work and how the Communications Department supports the work through branding, public relations and communications strategy, and producing content for the ACLU blog and website, multimedia and social media channels.
This Fall Internship requires a commitment until December (specific date to be determined) and can be either full or part-time. The ACLU offers a small stipend for students who do not receive course credit and/or outside funding. Arrangements can also be made for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Depending on experience and interest, Interns will gain experience in communications by:
- Participating in creating strategies to communicate our work;
- Drafting Facebook and Twitter posts for ACLU social media channels;
- Drafting, editing, and posting blog posts and website content;
- Conducting research for various communications projects;
- Preparing talking points, press materials, report materials and other communications;
- Conducting research into social media and digital campaign best practices;
- Preparing media lists and monitoring reports;
- Assisting with media outreach;
- Participating in strategy discussions and meetings.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This Internship is open to all undergraduate students who have completed their first year of college. Duties will be assigned based on experience and interests:
- A strong interest in working on nonprofit communications;
- Coursework or employment related to the Internship;
- Experience in social media;
- Excellent communications skills;
- Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment;
- Commitment to civil liberties and to the work of ACLU.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of three references to: hrjobsCOMM@aclu.org. Reference: [Communications/Fall 2016 Washington, D.C. Internship] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Communication Department postings. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials. Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Students are encouraged to submit application materials as early as possible, since decisions are made on a rolling basis.