Communications Internship

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.
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.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist with planning, preparing materials, coordinating volunteers, event-night management and other tasks associated with ACLU-sponsored events.
  • 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.)
  • Preparing outreach materials, packing/unpacking event materials, and managing events and speakers bureau databases.
  • Assist with production of flyers, brochures, infographics, and other multi-media graphic design projects.
  • Communicating with teachers 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.
Excellent writing and communications skills required. Applicants with reliable and insured personal vehicle desired. Applicants should have strong interests in civil liberties.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to 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.
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.