Employment Opportunities

 

Positions Available

Fall 2013 Internship

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Fall 2013 Internship

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union (NHCLU) seeks a talented intern to provide substantive and administrative support under the supervision of the NHCLU Executive Director. The internship is part-time position requiring a 12-15 hour per week commitment.

The internship will provide opportunities to hone skills in nonprofit advocacy including by providing communications support, participating in new media, and gaining exposure to cutting edge civil liberties issues.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will be expected perform the following tasks:

  • Helping Executive Director organize newsletters and online communications;
  • Assisting with writing and editing press releases, op-eds, web content, blog posts, and other documents fundamental to the organization’s communications strategy;
  • Helping maintain and refine press lists;
  • laying a role in updating the NHCLU’s online media regularly;
  • Conducting civil liberties related research;
  • Taking photographs of NHLU-related people, places and events, which occasionally requires interns to work during an evening or weekend;
  • Facilitating the organization’s outreach to students throughout the state;
  • Performing administrative tasks crucial to the operation of the organization; and
  • Other duties determined by the needs of the NHCLU Executive Director.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • Some professional or volunteer experience;
  • Interest in any of the following fields: civil rights, nonprofits, communications, journalism, or media relations; and
  • An ability to be self-motivated, conscientious, professional, receptive to instructions, attentive to detail, and unafraid to ask questions.

The position, while unpaid, offers opportunities to do substantive work and acquire skills valuable to building a career. We also encourage students to inquire if their schools if they provide work-study or course credit for such experiences.

Application instructions:

To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@nhclu.org.

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Mission Statement

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union was founded to defend those freedoms which are guaranteed to every individual by the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. Throughout history, frequent attempts have been made to curtail the civil liberties of groups with radical or unpopular positions or associations. The NHCLU is often the only organization able to act to protect those who would otherwise stand alone in defense of their Constitutional rights in New Hampshire.

The NHCLU and its Foundation have three principal objectives in the fight to preserve civil liberties:

  • Representation of people whose rights have been violated;
  • Education of citizens concerning their civil liberties under the Constitution;
  • Challenges to laws which infringe on individual freedom.
 Edited on January 30, 2013