Jobs & Internships
Job Available – Director of Policy and Government Relations
Thank you for your interest in the Secular Coalition for America. We are currently seeking a Director of Policy and Government Relations. You can see the job posting on Indeed. You may apply through Indeed, or send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to our Executive Director, Debbie Allen, at [email protected].
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 Debbie Allen at [email protected] for more information.
2020 Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Internship Programs
SCA internships are fairly flexible, but typically follow the school year. Interns must be available a minimum of 16 hours per week between 10 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday. 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 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
2020 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