The Communications Interns will work under the supervision of the Communications Director and gain experience in working in advancing civil liberties by shaping how the public relates to the ACLU and civil liberties issues. The ACLU of Nebraska's communications program has a weekly social media reach of over 20,000 and approximately 50 local and national media hits per month. Our program mobilizes Nebraskans to take action, educates the public about their rights and influences the way civil liberties are discussed in our state.

Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for a work/study stipend or course credit.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft social media posts, online content and event promotion posts.
  • Monitor program mentions, keywords, trends, and social media platforms.
  • Assist on social media research and outreach list building.
  • Upload website content and assist with online content strategies.
  • Maintain media list; ensure contacts are up-to-date and include relevant interactions with the organization.
  • Ensure items from media tracking service are complete. Add items that have been missed by the tracking service.
  • Work with Communications Director to distribute press releases.
  • Assist with quarterly reporting on communications activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with Nebraska media outlets.
  • Experience with media tracking tools or constituent databases preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media. Familiarity with popular social publishing, reporting and listening tools.
  • Ability to uphold program values and promote the brand through social media strategy.
  • Goal-focused, self-motivated, creative, flexible and adaptable to new situations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and great attention to detail.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Maria Funk (mfunk@aclunebraska.org), Director of Administration & Finance. Electronic submissions only.

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