WINTER/SPRING 2022 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Winter/Spring 2022 internships are REMOTE
The Supporter Marketing Unit of the National ACLU Development Department has an opening for an intern in New York, NY (remote).
For 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With nearly two million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.
Interns will gain valuable fundraising experience by working with the Supporter Marketing Unit in the Development Department on a wide variety of issues and fundraising techniques. The Supporter Marketing team is responsible for nationwide direct marketing efforts aimed at under $100,000 donors by using a coordinated, omni-channel approach that includes direct mail, canvassing, telemarketing, text, email, website, advertising and social media. We provide a view into fundraising that is often overlooked when people think about “fundraising” – the mass marketing efforts that drive hundreds of millions of dollars and are the main touchpoint for most supporters of a group like the ACLU.
- Time Commitment: A Fall or Winter/Spring internship requires a part-time commitment of 10, 15, or 20 hours per week or full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Part-time internships are a 12-week period and full-time internships are a 10-week period. Winter/spring interns are expected to start January 18 or January 31, 2022.
- Winter/Spring: January – April
- Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive course credit. Students who receive outside funding are eligible for a partial stipend to bring their total funding up to the level of ACLU’s stipend amount for that term, if applicable. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit. Below is the stipend breakdown by term:
- Winter/Spring/Fall: Stipends are calculated on number of hours and weeks worked. The hourly rate is $18.57 for undergraduate students or equivalent experience and $21.42 for graduate, law, and PhD students or equivalent experience.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist with entering data, coding, and maintaining data hygiene in Salesforce, ACLU’s donor database
- Update training decks for fundraising partners with latest programmatic work
- Conduct research on peer organizations, donors, and/or foundations
- Compile reports on donor feedback, campaign results
- Attend industry webinars and report back to team
- Assist with and monitor donor outreach calls, recordings, and survey feedback
- Assist with the production process of direct marketing, email, text, and telemarketing
- Assist with special projects and reporting for monthly donors
- Provide general administrative support
- Other special projects as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Interns should possess the following:
- Interest in fundraising for the nonprofit sector
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
- Ability to multitask and work independently
- Prior experience working in a non-profit preferred
- A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
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