Media and Digital Design Intern, Public Citizen's Democracy Is For People Campaign

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Public Citizen
1600 20th Street NW
Washington, DC
Posted: September 29 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations have a constitutional right to spend unlimited amounts of money to promote or defeat candidates for office. This influx of corporate dollars stands to dramatically damage our democracy by prioritizing the voices of nameless and faceless corporations over the voices of “We the People”.

More and more people are responding to this threat by joining together and calling on public officials to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the court’s decision. Public Citizen has played a lead role in this effort and has built a dynamic campaign to galvanize public support for a constitutional amendment that would restore our democracy. We are looking for a media and digital design intern to join us in advancing this important fight.

We are looking for a creative, passionate, and detail oriented individual who is interested in learning the ins and outs of democracy work and using his/her/their graphic design experience to advance the movement to get big money out of politics and restore the people’s voice in American democracy.

Time Commitment
Very flexible on hours and days worked (minimum 10-12 hours/week). Start and end dates are flexible. This internship is a minimum one quarter (10 weeks) commitment, however interns are welcome to continue their internship for as long as they like.

Compensation
This is an unpaid internship, ideal for junior and senior college students as well as recent college graduates. We encourage interns to apply for college credit and will assist with paperwork. Volunteers are also welcome.

How To Apply
To apply, email resume, cover letter, 2-3 sample graphics to Public Citizen, Attn: Courtney Fuller, Program Associate, cfuller@citizen.org, and include in the subject line of the email your last name and "Media and Digital Design Internship". Be sure to include what makes you passionate about the internship and past experiences you would bring to the campaign. We are currently accepting applications, and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be competitive.

Responsibilities

- Design memes and infographics for social media channels.
- Assist in website design.
- Help conduct social media and online outreach to build campaign visibility.
- Create videos for storytelling purposes.
- Pitch stories and editorial-board memos to local and national media outlets; assist with press outreach and events.

This is your chance to truly play an active role in making a deeply important change in our nation’s history.

Requirements

- College student or recent graduate, with a major in Communications, Art, Graphic Design or related field.
- Experience with Adobe Photoshop a must.
- Experience with pitching stories to the media a plus.
- Experience with website design a plus.
- Excellent written communication and organization skills.
- Passionate about democracy and social justice.

Skills

Required - Adobe Photoshop, Great communications skills, Highly motivated self-starter, Passionate about work, Computer Graphics Design
Preferred - Press Relations, Website Design, Social Justice, Internet Video Production, Social Media Advertising

How To Apply

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