Summer 2019 Undergraduate/Graduate Internship - Multimedia/Communications, NY

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New York
December 17, 2018

American Civil Liberties Union

Multimedia/Communications Department, NY


For nearly 100 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 Team of the ACLU’s National Office in New York seeks applicants for its Summer 2019 Undergraduate or Graduate Internship. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with the student’s school for a work/study stipend or course credit. 



The multimedia team of the ACLU’s Communications Department oversees video, photography and podcasting for the ACLU’s national legal and political work from short social media videos to documentary shorts.



Interns will assist in the production of our videos, photography, and podcasts. They will help research scripts, transcribe interviews, film, conceive and assess metrics for all multimedia work produced by the team over the course of the internship.

The Internship is typically full-time and requires a ten-week commitment with a start date in June 2019.



Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the multimedia team on the following:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in a multimedia or journalism field
  • Assistant produce social media videos
  • Draft video scripts
  • Assess video metrics
  • Assistant in production of in-house videos
  • Research issues around video or podcast production
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
  • Other duties as assigned



This internship is open to undergraduates/ graduate students. Interns should possess the following:

  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Premiere Pro and Photoshop
  • Basic shooting experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and conducting internet research
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
  • A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice



Please send a cover letter describing your interest in multimedia and civil liberties, including any relevant life or work experience gained before or during college/ graduate school; a current resume; and a list of three references to

Reference [Multimedia Summer 2019 Undergraduate/ Graduate Internship/W] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to ACLU multimedia postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.

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 an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.  

The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Correspondence sent to this address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed.  Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”

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