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|Job Title:||Summer 2012 Undergraduate Communications Internship/NY/FEM|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)|
|Description:||The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members, and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Communications Department in the ACLU?s National Office in New York City and the Washington Legislative Office (WLO) seeks applicants for an Undergraduate Communications Internship in each office beginning in the Summer of 2012.
The Communications Department in New York brings together various strategies and tactics of the organization to advocate for effective policy change. The Washington Legislative Office (WLO) is responsible for advancing the civil liberties agenda of the national organization before Congress and the Executive Branch.
The internship is designed to give students the opportunity to experience firsthand the workings of a fast-paced, high-volume communications department employing an array of traditional and new media tactics to communicate on behalf of a nationwide organization. The internship requires a commitment of at least 10 weeks. The weekly schedule and hours worked are negotiable. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources, as this internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
THE INTERNS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
Track current events pertinent to the Communications Department agenda.
Track media coverage of ACLU issues and initiatives.
Draft various communications materials including blogs.
Attend congressional hearings and press briefings (DC).
Work with senior communications strategists on research, new and social media (NY.) Perform other duties integral to the department?s function.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent research, writing and communications skills.
The ability to work independently as well as within a team.
Good computer skills and familiarity with the Internet.
A strong interest in civil liberties is essential.
An interest in political science, the legislative and judicial process, communications/media relations and current events is also helpful.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample that demonstrates communications experience. The cover letter should provide information about availability and describe a specific interest in civil liberties. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org - Reference [2012 Summer Communications Internship/NY/FEM] in the subject line no later than June 1, 2012:
2012 Summer Communications Internship
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
[RE: 2012 Summer Communications Internship/NY/FEM]
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
This is an immediate opening.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ?ACLU.?