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8.24.2010

apply to be a fall intern for saldef

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund is looking for some fall interns. The program offers Sikh American youth rare opportunities for political advocacy and leadership development. The program educates students on issues of civil rights, public policy, and the legislative process.

Students will gain practical experience in community organizing, research and writing, legal issues, political action, and educational outreach. SALDEF is seeking interns to assist in the following areas:
Legislative Intern - Intern will be involved with lobbying on National and State legislation. Functions include organizing lobby visits with Congressional offices, drafting official correspondence supporting specific legislation, and engaging in legislative strategy on hate crimes, religious freedom, racial profiling, and immigration. Legislative experience is not necessary.

Communications Intern - Intern will work with SALDEF staff to implement a comprehensive communications strategy with the goal of expanding SALDEF's reach into the community and build relationships with national media outlets. Applicant must have some background in Journalism, Communications, or a comparable field. Experience in advanced Web 2.0 initiatives preferred.

Development Intern - Intern will assist senior SALDEF staff in the implementation of a development strategy to grow SALDEF's organizational capacity and community outreach efforts. Applicant must have experience in Business, Management or similar field.

Technology / Media Intern - Intern will assist SALDEF staff in the development and design of new media. Applicant must have background in Computer Science, Web Design, Photography, and / or have experience with video-making or Adobe Photoshop.
For more information about how to apply for the fall internships, including required qualifications, go to the SALDEF website here. Applications for fall semester will be accepted on a rolling basis, but early applications will receive preference. The deadline to apply is September 16.