Internet Communications Intern - Washington, DC
Title: Internet Communications Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Supervisor: Deputy Director, Internet Communications
Last Day to Apply: May 24, 2013
The Drug Policy Alliance has an opening for an Internet Communications Intern, starting June 3, 2013.
Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization seeking to dramatically alter drug policy in the U.S. and around the world. DPA fights for drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights. Our work is grounded in the principles of harm reduction, an approach that seeks to minimize the negative consequences of both drug use and drug policies. DPA's work encompasses a wide array of policy issues, including:
- Sentencing reform and alternatives to incarceration
- Harm reduction (HIV, hepatitis C and overdose prevention)
- Marijuana regulation, marijuana decriminalization and medical marijuana
- Drug education and youth policy
- Race and the drug war
- Effective drug treatment
- Civil liberties and rights
- International drug control
- Alternatives to prohibition and pragmatic steps for ending the drug war
In the last 14 years, DPA has expanded from its New York headquarters to include eight offices, 45 staff, an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million, 26,000 dues-paying members and more than 200,000 online subscribers. It has a solid track record of success at the local, state, and federal levels and consistent visibility in prominent media and policy circles. (For more information, see www.drugpolicy.org)
Interns will work closely with internet communications staff on a variety of projects such as:
- Researching and writing content for the organization’s website
- Promoting the organization on Facebook and in other social media venues
- Responding to constituent feedback
- Assisting with optimization of the website to increase search engine visibility
- Assisting with administrative work
- Strong research and writing skills
- Enthusiasm for and deep understanding of social media
- Ability to problem-solve, pay close attention to detail, and work without close supervision
- Passion for and commitment to civil liberties and social justice
- Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate degree, or have received their degree within one year of the start date of the applicable internship semester.
Individuals with the desire and ability to work in a self-starter organization are especially encouraged to apply. Interns should demonstrate interest in drug policy reform. Some prior experience in web writing or online advocacy is preferred but not necessary.
This is an unpaid internship. We are happy to work with students to obtain credit towards coursework.
Summer 2013 Internship: June 3 - August 23, 2013 (dates are flexible)
- Part-time – 16 hours per week (flexible)
- May 24, 2013 is the deadline for applying
Please send a cover letter specifying the dates you are interested in along with a resume and writing sample to Megan Farrington, Deputy Director, Internet Communications, at mfarrington [at] drugpolicy [dot] org.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants normally receive a response after the application deadline has passed.