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Advocacy and Media/Communications Internship


Secular Coalition For America
This article originally appeared as part of SSA eNews No. 11 - The SSA Around the World.

The Secular Coalition for America (www.secular.org), the first lobbying group representing the interests of atheist, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheist Americans, is seeking a media and communications intern for Fall 2006. In our small two-person office, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to become an integral player in our advocacy efforts. As a volunteer, the intern will also be permitted a flexible work schedule.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in developing and implementing SCA's media strategy
  • Conduct research related to SCA issues
  • Draft SCA press releases and Op-Ed pieces
  • Perform fact checking for SCA publications and press releases
  • Pitch releases to the press
  • Update media database
  • Assist as needed with SCA event planning
  • Perform news monitoring and article distribution
  • Provide general administrative support

Candidates should have a high level of computer literacy, an academic background in journalism or communications, and a dedication to nontheist civil rights.

Candidates must send a cover letter describing their qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Send the materials to Ron Millar, Associate Director, by email at ron@secular.org (MSWord or PDF only) or by mail to SCA, P.O. Box 53330, Washington, DC 20009-9997. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2006.

This article originally appeared as part of SSA eNews No. 11 - The SSA Around the World.

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