SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
The Digital Department of the National ACLU office has an opening for an undergraduate or graduate Multimedia Intern in New York.
For nearly 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 ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one 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, and record of arrest or conviction.
The multimedia, podcast intern will play an important role on the podcast team, helping keep ships moving on daily production and workflow. They will assist in pre-production ideation, research and booking as well as post-production script writing, publishing and promotion. The intern is a full-fledged member of the podcast team and will bring valuable ideas and contributions to each meeting and episode. There's lots of room for new ideas and growth on this team and we are looking to the intern to provide their perspective on all facets of the podcast.
- Time Commitment: The internship requires a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Internships are a 10-week period. Summer interns are expected to start on June 1 or June 22
- Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interns will gain valuable experience by working with the team on a wide variety of issues. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Research and prepare questions for episodes
- Brainstorming and pitching guests
- Managing and editing transcripts
- Executing social promotion ideas
- Meeting notes
- Organizing and coordinating with guests
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The internship is open to students who will have completed at least one year of school before the internship commences, with a preference for applicants who have completed their second year. Interns should possess the following:
- Demonstrated interest in journalism.
- Experience in compiling and distilling research.
- Preferably experience working in an editorial environment, for example, an on-campus publication or internship.
- Interest in audio storytelling.
- A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice.
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.