Americans United Internship Opportunities


Americans United Interns pose for a photo before attending a brown bag lunch with one of AU's department heads.

Communications Internship

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is seeking a communications intern with strong research and writing skills to assist the communications department in the national office in Washington, DC. As an intern, you will work to protect the fundamental constitutional and civil rights of all Americans.

Americans United addresses a wide variety of church-state issues. We challenge religious activities in the public schools, public financing of religious institutions, and government-sponsored prayers and religious displays. We defend women’s, LGBT, and other civil rights against religion-based discrimination and deprivation.

As a communications intern, your specific responsibilities may include: pitching topic ideas and writing blog posts, proof-reading, assisting with drafting Tweets, Instagram posts and Facebook posts, developing communications strategies that help AU reach younger audiences, updating website databases, and tracking weekly social media analytics.

This position is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students interested in working for an advocacy non-profit in the future.

How to Apply:

Applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to students@au.org with the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject of your email. Your writing sample need not address our issues. Please let us know your availability in your cover letter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Benefits:

Interns will receive a substantive 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 take place in Washington, DC. Written performance evaluation provided upon successful conclusion of the internship. Academic credit will be arranged if required, and a $500 stipend is available.