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CDT Seeks Summer Communications Intern

Communications Intern
The Center for Democracy & Technology ( is looking for a communications intern for both the Summer 2010 Semester.  CDT has some of the nation's top experts working on a wide range of projects from free expression to consumer privacy to security and 4th Amendment issues to open government, health privacy and more.
We are looking for someone who is detail oriented and has an interest in communications or journalism.  They should be able to work both independently and also as part of a team.  Strong candidates will be extremely proactive and able to manage several assignments at once.  The communications intern will work alongside the other members of the communications team on a variety of assignments including (but not limited to):
  • Drafting and editing press materials
  • Assisting with blogger and online outreach
  • Creating and executing issue-campaign tools and tactics
  • Writing new content for the CDT website
  • Researching online, print, radio and TV media outlets
  • Developing graphics for the CDT website
Required Qualifications
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are a must
  • Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as a part of a team
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines
  • Comfort with a wide variety of communications tools is a must: for example, mailing lists, IRC, instant messaging
  • Knowledge of various social media tools and other web 2.0 technologies
  • A strong interest in technology policy and civil liberties
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience creating and editing multimedia presentations
Desired Skills
  • Familiarity with Macs
  • Photoshop and/or Illustrator experience
  • Basic HTML experience
  • Video editing and photography
This is an unpaid internship with a 40 hour per week commitment.
Summer 2010 applications are due by March 22nd.
Please send all applications to Brock Meeks ([email protected]) and Adam Rosenberg ([email protected]).