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5.24.2013

Internship Opportunity: AALDEF Communications Internship Summer 2013

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. Central to AALDEF's initiatives is educating Asian Americans, policymakers, and the general public about the legal rights of Asian Americans, litigating cases that have a major impact, providing legal resources to community-based organizations, and facilitating grassroots community organizing efforts.

AALDEF is currently accepting applicants for their Communications Internship for summer 2013. Undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to develop skills in social media, writing, media outreach, public policy education, research, web site maintenance and design, public relations, event planning, and databasing. Here are some more details:

Specifically, the Communications Intern will gain hands-on experience in:

- Posting to Facebook, Twitter, and producing new ideas to utilize social media to promote AALDEF;

- Researching news coverage of pending policy issues or legal challenges;

- Updating a reporter database encompassing print, TV, radio, and online media;

- Tracking and archiving AALDEF media appearances;

- Researching strategic possibilities for targeting new audiences;

- Assisting with updating content on the aaldef.org website;

- Assisting with press outreach for press conferences or public events (briefings, town hall meetings, rallies, etc.); and

- Drafting press advisories and press releases (dependent on experience) and other outreach materials.
I know there are more than a few social media-savvy folks who would probably be perfect for this internship. It's unpaid, but you might be able to get academic credit. For further information about the internship, including requirements and how to apply, head over to the AALDEF website.