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American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
New York, NY
DescriptionFebruary 19, 2014
SUMMER 2014 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Digital Communications, NY
For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLUF) has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country’s largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Digital Communications program of the ACLU Communications Department is responsible for promoting the ACLU’s mission, its brand and its programs through our website and social media. The Digital Communications program seeks an undergraduate student for a Digital Communications Internship for the Summer of 2014.
The Internship Program offers the opportunity to learn about the breadth of the ACLU’s work and how the Communications Department supports the work through branding, producing printed materials and graphic design for the ACLU web site(s), multimedia and social media channels.
This Summer Undergraduate Internship requires a 10-12 week commitment and is full-time. A modest stipend will be provided to students who do not receive course credit and/or outside funding. Arrangements can also be made for work/study or course credit.
ResponsibilitiesROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Depending on experience and interest, Interns will gain experience in digital communications by working on any of the following:
Participate in creating digital strategies to communicate our work;
Draft Facebook and Twitter posts for ACLU social media channels;
Draft, edit, and post website content;
Create graphics for the ACLU website and for social media;
Conduct research for video and infographic projects;
Participate in content migration planning and execution for our website redesign project;
Conduct research into social media and digital campaign best practices;
Analyze the effectiveness of our digital communications efforts;
Craft and build online advertisement campaigns;
Participate in digital strategy discussions and meetings.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: HRJobINCLReq@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
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.”
RequirementsDESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This Internship is open to all undergraduate students who possess any of the following; candidates do not need to have all and will be assigned responsibilities based on their experience and interests:
A strong interest in working on nonprofit communications, especially online communications;
Coursework or employment related to the Internship;
Experience posting to Facebook and Twitter;
Knowledge of HTML
Experience with the Drupal content management system
Experience with any of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or Final Cut Pro.
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, design portfolio and a list of three references to: hrjobsCOMM@aclu.org. Reference: [Digital Communications/Summer 2014 Internship- INTS] 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. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
ACLU National Digital Communications
RE: [Digital Communications/Summer 2014 Internship- INTS]
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004
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.
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.