Location

New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, NY, NY 10004 (Remote position for an extended period of time due to COVID-19)

Department

Communications

Deadline date

November 19th, or until the position is filled

Terms of Employment: Internship/20 hours per week
Salary: $15 per hour

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties.  Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information, please visit our website: www.nyclu.org.

DEI VISION STATEMENT

The NYCLU affirmatively values the humanity and contributions of those we work with, inside and outside of the organization; and will take action to build and sustain an equitable, anti-racist culture that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized and directly impacted people and communities, and an organizational environment where all people feel valued, trusted, and respected. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve and actively recruit people of color, women, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The New York Civil Liberties Union communications team oversees the organization’s digital and media platforms, coordinates outreach to our 150,000 members statewide, and manages relationships with the press and digital audiences. The team supports strategic campaign planning and guides the development and execution of content and advocacy tactics in support of our programmatic departments, which include legal, policy, field, development, and the Education Policy Center.

The NYCLU seeks a qualified candidate for the position, which will be part-time, between 10-20 hours a week (with a preference for candidates who can work between 9-10:30am at least three days a week.) The communications intern will assist with the day-to-day functions of the department. The position will report to the Communications Strategist.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring New York state, New York city, regional, and national media to compile daily internal news summary.
  • Maintaining and developing press lists.
  • Expanding the content calendar and identifying opportunities for digital engagement.
  • Cataloguing social posts and performance.
  • Improving digital analytics tracking across issue areas.
  • Routine updates to the website.
  • Organizing and updating photo library.
  • Coordinating with our printer and getting quotes for publications and merchandise.
  • Maintaining inventory records.
  • Other communications projects as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong oral, written, and editing skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage projects.
  • Solutions-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Commitment to racial and social justice.
  • Preferred but not required:
    • Experience in writing, formulating copy, and editing.
    • Experience with a content management system.
    • Experience creating social media content and tracking digital performance.
    • Experience in Excel and data management.
    • Graphic design experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/787356/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/Communications-Intern.

The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the individuals that we serve.

The NYCLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email ldecicco@nyclu.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.