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Internship Opportunities at the Secular Coalition for America
The Secular Coalition for America (SCA) seeks highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or law students for unpaid internship positions in the spring, summer and fall semesters. SCA is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.
As a small non-profit, this internship will provide ample opportunities to take on responsibility and produce work samples for addition to a portfolio. Interns work directly with SCA staff and have the opportunity to learn and assist in the four main departments of the office: lobbying and advocacy; research and outreach; development and fundraising; and communications through traditional and new media.
Contact Sarah Levin at [email protected] for more information.
Summer 2019 Internship Program
The internship is flexible, but generally will run from Monday, May 13, 2019 through Friday, August 30 2019. Summer interns must be available a minimum of 24 hours per week between 10 am and 6 pm. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be expected. Transportation costs to and from Washington, D.C. will not be provided.
To apply for the Secular Coalition for America Summer 2019 Internship Program, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Students applying for the Legislative Internship must also submit a writing sample.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Familiarity with WordPress, the Adobe Suite, graphic design software or video editing are a plus, but not required. Remote internships are available for exceptional candidates. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Assisting with drafting and segmenting Action Alerts
- Updating and maintaining SCA websites
- Researching and updating media contact lists
- Tracking and researching state legislation
- Attending Hill briefings and drafting memos
- Researching local and national secular community events
- Taking regular inventory of outreach materials
- Assisting in event planning for outreach events
- Assisting with database management, specifically Salesforce
- Conducting and compiling opposition research
Summer 2019 Legislative Intern
(Current Law Students Only)
The Secular Coalition for America is seeking a current law student to directly assist the Secular Coalition's policy department. This internship is ideal for first or second year law students seeking substantive, hands-on experience in the field of public policy. Applicants for this position must submit a writing sample. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Drafting memoranda
- Analyzing statutes
- Writing policy papers
- Attending Hill meetings
- Researching case law and precedent