Jan 21, 2019

Americans United for Separation of Church and State seeks a driven and social media-savvy intern to assist the Digital Communications Manager in creating and posting social media content to all of AU’s platforms, content management of the website and other digital communications areas including email marketing, graphic design and video production.

Candidates Should Have:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Experience with social media management tools like Hootsuite or Sprout.

  • Experience with CMS platforms like Drupal and Squarespace.

  • Experience using graphic design software, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Spark.

  • Experience shooting and editing videos for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram a plus.

  • Knowledge of creative ways to leverage Instagram Stories is a plus.

  • Flexibility and a can-do attitude in the face of changing priorities.

  • Support and passion for church-state separation issues with a worldview that aligns with AU's mission.

  • Initiative and drive in offering suggestions to staff regarding digital media.

About Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure freedom of religion, including the right to believe or not believe, for all of us. Founded in 1947, Americans United is a diverse and dynamic organization composed of people from all walks of life: lawyers and lobbyists, students and activists, religious leaders and impassioned Americans. AU includes people of faith and people who don’t profess any particular faith. It is a community that includes and welcomes people of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions or beliefs, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, classes and abilities.

Americans United uses high-impact litigation, powerful lobbying and grassroots advocacy to ensure that:

  • Religion does not dictate public policy.

  • The government does not tell Americans what to believe or how to practice their faith.

  • Discrimination is not justified under the guise of religious beliefs.

Through a strong, diverse national supporter network, both on the ground and online, AU defends the separation of church and state and protects religious freedom for all in communities across the country. Americans United is a 501(c)(3) organization and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Benefits:

A stipend is available, as is academic credit if applicable. Written performance evaluation provided upon successful conclusion of the internship. Spring/fall internships typically are part time and structured around the intern’s class schedule; summer internships typically involve a full-time, 9-5 schedule.

Interns will receive substantive professional experience with in-depth exposure to some of the most important issues facing the country. Interns are encouraged to take full advantage of the many events that occur in Washington, D.C.

How To Apply:

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample or sample of their digital work to lhayes@au.org with “communications internship” in the email subject line. Please let us know your availability in your cover letter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.