Hours per week
901 5th Avenue
The ACLU of Washington is pleased to offer a part-time summer internship to those who are interested in growing our reach. Located in downtown Seattle, the ACLU-WA works in the courts, legislature and media to support and advance civil rights and civil liberties. Our Communications Departments is responsible for media relations, education and outreach programs, special events, and publications to promote the ACLU’s work. Our aim is to explain in clear, simple terms what the Bill of Rights meanspeople’s rights are, what the ACLU-WA is doing to defend and extend individual freedomthem, and why people should stand up for their rights.
Average hours per week are 15 – 20 hours with flexibility for actual days worked with some evenings required. Preferred start date is in early June with a flexible end date. The position is unpaid but interns are encouraged to earn credit for their time if they are in college.
Responsibilities Include: The Communications Department of the ACLU of Washington (ACLU-WA) is responsible for media relations, education and outreach programs, special events, and publications to promote the ACLU’s work. Our aim is to explain in clear, simple terms what the Bill of Rights means, what the ACLU-WA is doing to defend and extend individual freedom, and why people should stand up for their rights. Communications Interns are utilized year-round to assist the department in achieving its goals.
We are currently accepting Intern applications. Interns are encouraged to earn credit for their time, but volunteers are welcome as well. Average hours per week are 15-20 hours with flexibility for actual days worked. Start and end dates are flexible. All positions are unpaid. Some evenings required for events.
The ACLU-WA office is located in downtown Seattle, just south of the Seattle Public Library. The office is a fun place to work and office staff members are friendly and supportive. Internships with the Communications Department offer you a chance to make a difference while you build your experience and resume.
· Assist with planning, preparing materials, coordinating volunteers, event-night management and other tasks associated with ACLU-sponsored events.
· Assistance recruiting, scheduling and coordinating ACLU volunteers to represent ACLU-WA at conferences, forums and other outreach events.
· Overseeing/troubleshooting outreach functions and tabling some shifts at events. (Occasional weekend/evening hours required.)
· Researching community groups and events the ACLU might partner with.
· Assist with production of flyers, brochures, infographics, and other multi-media graphic design projects.
· Communicating with teachers, student clubs, and allied organizations about ACLU-WA information and programs via telephone and email.
· Basic office responsibilities such as mailings, processing requests for literature, photocopying, filing, etc.
· Various other Communications Dept. projects and duties as assigned.
DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent writing and communications skills required. Applicants with reliable and insured personal vehicle desired. Applicants should have strong interests in civil liberties.
How To Apply
To apply, email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Communications Internship. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting, and let us know why you would like to be an Intern at the ACLU-WA and what civil liberties issues concern you the most. This position will remain open until filled. People of color, women, LGBTQIA people, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
The ACLU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified individuals of every race, creed, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.