Digital & Strategic Communications Intern

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Amnesty International USA
600 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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Amnesty International (AI) is a movement of globally-minded people across the world speaking out and acting up in defense of human rights. We investigate and report on human rights violations, and we educate and mobilize the public until we make a difference.

Under the banner of Amnesty International, 3 million members and activists in over 150 countries work on behalf of others in need with complete independence from corporate or government interests. Through our research and action, laws have been changed, death sentences commuted, torturers brought to justice and prisoners of conscience have been released.

Founded in 1965, Amnesty International of the USA (AIUSA) is the largest Amnesty section, with 360,000 members, almost half a million on-line activists, and more than a thousand community and student activist groups.

The AIUSA DiSCo team (short for Digital & Strategic Communications) is looking for a DiSCo intern to leverage the power of the Internet -- through the AIUSA website, emails, and social networking sites -- to achieve real human rights victories.


The DiSCo intern will assist in producing content on the AIUSA website; researching, analyzing and summarizing data related to AIUSA supporters; identifying opportunities for collaboration with internal and external partners; and monitoring testing efforts. Experience in HTML, Dreamweaver or Photoshop is helpful but not a requirement. Computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Internet applications, is required. Competitive candidates for the Team will be familiar with non-profit web concepts and be creative. They will also have strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail.

This is an opportunity to work with one of the most talented and innovative nonprofit web teams in the country. Successful interns are enthusiastic about the power and potential of the web to shake the very foundations of our world.


Qualifications: We hold interns to professional standards and give preference to candidates who are not only passionate about human rights work but also take initiative and are open and willing to work hard on anything that is needed to support AIUSA's mission. Additional criteria:

-Commitment to and interest in human rights and social justice
-Motivated and able to work independently
-Well organized and able to multitask efficiently
-Great attitude and creativity – must appreciate ridiculously cute animals and Unicorns
-Computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Internet applications, is required.
-Graphic design and video editing skills are a plus; experience with HTML, Dreamweaver, Google Analytics, Drupal or Engaging Networks helpful.
-Strong attention to detail

Commitment: Applicants are expected to commit at least 15 hours a week for a minimum of 14 weeks. Full-time internships and longer commitments are preferred. This internship is unpaid but the experience is rich. We are currently offering this internship at Washington D.C

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