The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day where the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Communications is a key aspect of each of these forms of advocacy.
This internship is a paid position.
The communications intern will assist in all stages of the communications process, including, but not limited to:
• Answering press line and tracking media calls;
• Tracking media coverage using Google News and Critical Mention;
• Updating and maintaining contact lists;
• Researching events and issues;
• Occasionally drafting press advisories and additional communications material.
Candidates should have a background in communications, public affairs or public relations through work experience or through college-level classes. Good research and computer skills, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to take direction well but also to work independently, a general understanding of SPLC-related topics, and the support the SPLC’s mission are required.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples.
Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
This is an 8 to 10 week position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.