For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s protecting immigrants’ rights, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction. The ACLU of Indiana is a statewide affiliate of the national ACLU.
The ACLU’s of Indiana team seeks an intern for the summer of 2020. The intern will work closely with the Director of Communications to help implement a variety of communications strategies to build support for the ACLU's work and increase public awareness and appreciation of civil liberties. The communications intern will gain valuable hands-on experience, collaborating on graphics and copy for promotional print and digital media. Our volunteer internship requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week during 9-5pm Monday-Friday. Individuals are highly encouraged to seek scholarship funding for the internship or seek work/study course credit. The ACLU of Indiana also offers a small stipend for the summer.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Draft and edit blog posts and website content
- Research and track media coverage
- Conduct research for various communications projects and campaigns
- Assist in preparation of talking points, press materials, report materials and other communications
- Conduct research into social media and digital campaign best practices
- Assist with strategic planning and social media tactics surrounding key events, including Constitution Day, September 17
- Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- A strong interest in working on nonprofit communications
- Coursework or employment related to the Internship
- Experience in social media
- Keen interest in current events, news reporting and writing
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and conducting internet research
- The initiative to see projects through to completion
- Commitment to civil liberties and to the work of ACLU of Indiana
- Graphic design experience a plus
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are required to submit an Internship Application Form here. During the online application process, all applicants will be required to email a current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff will review applications after the deadline and notify candidates for interviews.
Application deadline is Friday, March, 25th.
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, veteran status record of arrest or conviction.