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Internships at ACU

March 10, 2015

Each semester, the American Conservative Union (ACU) selects talented college students and recent graduates for its paid internship program. The ACU Internship Program provides a unique professional development experience designed to give participants first-hand knowledge of the state of the American conservative movement and our efforts to grow and strengthen it. Interns are tasked with a number of responsibilities, from assisting in grassroots advocacy to helping plan and present our annual CPAC event, the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservatives.

Interns are also given opportunities to learn more about Washington DC through informative and fun events. Each intern will attend a congressional hearing, tour the Capitol, and interact with conservative leaders from across the country.

ACU is a small office with a team-oriented ethos. Depending on your department, you will be directly involved in the major projects of the ACU, like CPAC, state and Congressional ratings, and our social media presence. You will gain hands-on experience as part of a supportive and collaborative team, all sharing the goal of spreading and energizing the conservative movement in America.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short (3 – 7 page) writing sample to jtedford@conservative.org. Applications are rolling, but the deadline is April 3. Include all of your contact information. If possible, indicate an approximate schedule if you are in school and have time constraints.

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

The Communications Intern will work with the Communications Department, assisting in daily tasks and long term projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

EVENTS & CONFERENCES DEPARTMENT

The Events and Conferences Intern will work with the Events and Conferences Coordinator, assisting in daily tasks and long term projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Desired Skills

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

The Government Relations Intern will work in the Government Relations Department, assisting in daily tasks and long term projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

OPERATIONS

The Operations Intern assists with a wide variety of assignments relating to the day-to-day operation of the organization, including financial, human resources, grant management and other operational aspects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

DEVELOPMENT

Do you like money, people, persuasive and creative communication? Then fundraising is for you! The development intern participates in a variety of fundraising activities, including direct mail, email, social media and website outreach, major donor relations, research, and grant writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES (Some combination of the following administrative and creative)

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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