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Fall 2024 Undergraduate Intern, Communications & Marketing, Media and Strategy



14d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Marketing
    Media & Journalism
  • New York City
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  • You need at least one year of undergrad study in related field, plus internship/work experience in communications, strong writing skills, and familiarity with media trends and AP style.
  • You will support ACLU's communications team by writing press materials, researching media contacts, pitching stories, monitoring news trends, and conducting research.


  • Completion of at least the first year of an undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, journalism, political science, or a related field
  • At least one semester (or equivalent) internship or work experience in the following areas: journalism, public relations, communications
  • Experience drafting press releases, blogs, social media posts, or other digital content strongly preferred
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Avid news reader; familiarity with news media and online platforms, as well as the latest trends in media
  • Familiarity with best practices in communications and public relations
  • Familiarity with Associated Press style or media relations software such as Cision or Meltwater is a plus


  • The communications intern will work on a wide array of civil liberties and civil rights issues, including, but not limited to advocacy and litigation around free speech, immigrants' rights, national security, privacy and technology, reproductive rights, voting rights, and criminal justice reform. The intern will contribute to creating and expanding message narratives and will use strategic communications to help bring attention to ACLU cases and advocate for policies we care about. Interns will get experience on social media, media relations, storytelling, and more.
  • Your Day to Day:
  • Contribute to the day-to-day functions of the communications department, including writing internal and external-facing materials such as press releases, talking points, social media posts, blogs, digital content, and media advisories
  • Build media expertise by researching and building lists of key reporters, editors, producers, and bookers from a wide array of national and local publications
  • Help increase coverage of ACLU issues and messages by crafting and sending pitches to news media on ACLU campaigns and projects
  • Monitor news and media trends, including tracking press clips
  • Engage in research projects that can help inform multi-faceted communications plans, which include goals, audiences, messaging, and media relations strategies


What are the key responsibilities of the Fall 2024 Undergraduate Intern in the Communications & Marketing department at ACLU?

The key responsibilities include contributing to creating and expanding message narratives, writing internal and external-facing materials, building media expertise, crafting pitches to news media, monitoring news and media trends, and engaging in research projects to inform communications plans.

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The ACLU is an non-profit, non-partisan organization of people who believe in the power of action. We are united by the quest – “We the people dare to create a more perfect union.” Whether in the courts, statehouses, Congress or communities, we fight to defend the rights that the Constitution guarantees to all of us —regardless of who we are, where we come from, whom we love, or what we believe. Together, we take up the toughest civil rights and liberties challenges of our time. We seek to inspire those who want change to become the ones who make change.