Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For over 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives.

Over the course of three decades our vision has remained steadfast—to protect and expand pathways to justice and the democratic process—while our programs and tactics have been nimble and resilient, evolving with changing times and the needs of our members and the progressive community. AFJ is known for identifying and addressing threats to public interest and civil rights organizations, as well as opportunities they can seize. We pool resources and talents, organize campaigns, mobilize constituencies and drive strategies.

Alliance for Justice (AFJ) offers summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.  Interns may be able to receive a stipend, use the internship to receive academic credit or to fulfill a community service requirement.  Interns must be able to work at least 32 hours per week for at least twelve weeks. 

Over the course of the semester, interns may participate in a variety of tasks including public education, grassroots legislative organizing, fundraising, event organizing, material development, coalition building and outreach via social networking websites. Interns will also:

  • Help maintain AFJ’s student and activist contact lists and social media networks;
  • Draft advocacy and organizing materials;
  • Assist in the coordination, advertising, and staffing of outreach events, including AFJ’s annual summer intern event;
  • Attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, issue briefings and conference calls;
  • Provide support to Outreach staff in the form of administrative and research tasks as needed.

We make an effort to give interns the opportunity to develop their particular interests during the course of the summer.

Position requirements:

In addition to a demonstrated commitment to social justice, civil rights, and public interest issues, the ideal candidate has:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Campus or community outreach/organizing experience;
  • Proficiency with online search tools (Google, Lexis-Nexis);
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Experience using online social media in a professional setting (a plus but not required);
  • Knowledge of HTML, web/graphic design, and/or Salsa/WordPress (a plus but not required).

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but candidates must apply by April 17, 2015.

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in an internship with Alliance for Justice, a resume, short writing sample, and at least two references by clicking below.

Alliance for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

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