ACLU of Missouri Summer 2018 Graduate/Undergraduate Internship, Digital Communications - New York, NY in United States

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Summer 2018 Graduate/Undergraduate Internship, Digital Communications - New York, NY


Undergraduate Internships


New York

March 30, 2018

Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity

Digital Communications Intern

American Civil Liberties Union/ Foundation

Communications Department, NY

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 preserving the right to have an abortion, ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT 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 or national origin.


The ACLU Digital Communications team is responsible for promoting the ACLU’s mission, its brand and its programs through our website, email, and social media. Assignments will offer the opportunity to learn about the breadth of the ACLU’s work and how the Digital Communications department supports the work through communications strategy, online advocacy, and by producing content for the ACLU blog and website, multimedia and social media channels.

The internship is full-time and requires a 10 week commitment beginning on June 1, 2017.


Depending on experience and interest, Interns will gain digital advocacy and/or strategic communications experience by:

  • Participating in marketing, communications, and digital team meetings and strategy discussions
  • Creating and posting online content for and ACLU’s social media platforms
  • Conducting research on social media and digital campaign best practices
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of existing online digital advocacy campaigns
  • Participating in ACLU summer internship program events including lunch-time lectures, workshops and other activities
  • Website and multimedia graphics and design


This Internship is open to all undergraduate students who possess a strong interest in advocacy and digital communications, and who may have coursework or employment related to the Internship that includes one of the following:

  • Current digital media tools and marketing practices
  • Experience with social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and other emerging platforms (as well as management and social listening platforms)
  • Experience with a Content Management System (CMS) like Wordpress, Drupal, or Squarespace
  • Strong written and communications skills
  • Experience working with teams
  • Digital design and/or print experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, or FinalCut
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
  • Interest in civil rights and liberties


Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, design portfolio and a list of three references to: reference “Communications Internship” in the subject line.

Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:

ACLU National Digital Communications

RE: Communications Internship NY Summer 2018 Internship

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.

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, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

We encourage applicants who need accommodation in the application process to contact Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to 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.”