Social Media Internship – Spring & Summer 2017

People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies that reflect the values of freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity; to champion constitutional protections and civil rights; to hold public officials accountable to those standards; and to promote strong democratic institutions, including a federal judiciary that upholds individual rights. The online strategy internship is a great opportunity to learn more about digital outreach and engagement strategies for a multifaceted progressive advocacy organization.


  • Help manage and monitor PFAW’s and Right Wing Watch’s social media properties
    • Write engaging copy for our Facebook and Twitter platforms
    • Create and share other original content (share images, etc) as possible
    • Monitor Twitter; retweet and respond as appropriate, and flag potential new engagement opportunities
    • Moderate and respond to Facebook comments as appropriate
  • Blogging, research and other projects as needed and as YOUR interests dictate


  • Experience with HTML
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with online and/or activist campaigns
  • Commitment to the goals of the organization and a shared progressive vision that values core American principles like liberty, equality and democracy
  • Knowledge of Photoshop a plus
  • Blogging experience a plus
  • Knowledge of content management systems (CMS) a plus

Internships are unpaid, but we provide unpaid volunteer interns with an $8 per day per diem to help defray transportation costs to and from the People For office; some restrictions apply. We will also work with students to arrange academic credit and meet other program requirements.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to

People For the American Way is an equal opportunity employer.