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Founded in 1968, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation’s leading, nonprofit Latino civil rights organization.  MALDEF is dedicated to protecting and promoting the civil rights of the more than 40 million Latinos living across the United States through advocacy, community education, and litigation.  MALDEF currently focuses its efforts in the following program areas: education, employment, immigrants’ rights, political access, and public resources equity.  We are seeking Communications Interns who are interested in civil rights and/or possess a curiosity for the issues. 

Qualifications: Multi-media experience and bilingual capabilities are helpful.  Must be computer and social media savvy, enjoy writing, and be willing to work as a part of a team under tight deadlines and quickly shifting priorities.

Job Duties: Communications interns perform research; assist in the building of media data bank; draft press releases, social media posts, and news stories; attend meetings; provide clerical support to the communications department senior staff.  

Duration: Summer: 10 weeks, 20 hours per week (Can vary depending on fellowship or work-study guidelines) Fall/Winter/Spring: 1 semester/quarter, 15 hours per week.

Compensation: Unpaid.  Interested applicants should apply for fellowships or work study funds through their school.

To Apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and 3 to 5 page writing sample by email to:   Please include the following in the subject line of your email:  Your Name – LA Summer 2017 Communications Intern  Attachments should be in .doc, docx, .rtf, .txt or .pdf format. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Deadline: Summer positions available immediately.  Internships filled on a rolling basis.  Early applicants receive first consideration.  A limited number of positions are available.

 MALDEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  Metro Area Los Angeles CA
  Job Location City Los Angeles
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Zip 90014
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Hourly From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Activism and Organizing, Advertising, Advocacy, Communications, Computing and Internet, Database management, Editing and Writing, Public Policy
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Internship
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Language 2 Spanish ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Sep. 13, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  Organizational Focus Community Organizing / Advocacy, English Language Learners (ELL), Family and Parenting, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Law and Legal Assistance, Legal Services, LGBTQ, Parent Organization, Race and Ethnicity
  Contact Person Human Resources
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
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