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

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Email
  • Print
Summer 2018 Graduate/Undergraduate Internship, Graphic Design - New York, NY


Undergraduate Internships


New York

March 30, 2018

Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity

Graphic Design

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 Communications Department is responsible for promoting the ACLU’s mission, its brand and its programs through the media, multi-faceted campaigns, digital communications, publications and events. The Communications Department seeks a graphic design intern for the summer of 2018. An internship with the ACLU National Office provides interns with an opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience, build leadership skills and strengthen their understanding of the ACLU. There are a number of our current staff who at one time were interns at the ACLU.

The Graphic Design Internship offers the opportunity to experience the breadth of the ACLU’s work and to interact with staff from different programs on a range of projects. Interns can expect to work on a variety of branding and key issue projects including the production of printed materials for a variety of purposes as well as graphics for the ACLU web site(s), multimedia and social media channels.

The internship is full-time or part-time and typically requires a 10-week commitment beginning on June 1, 2018. A modest stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit.


Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Creative, interns will gain experience by working on:

  • Website and multimedia graphics and design collateral
  • Social media promotional design; memesOnline advertising design support; buttons, banners
  • Print project support; page layout; short white paper and long form reports
  • Creative process coordination as directed by Digital Design lead
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Digital design and/or print experience on Mac (PC okay).
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Premiere, After Effects or video editing skills welcome.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Commitment to civil liberties.


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

Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:

ACLU National Digital Communications

RE: Graphic Design 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.”