Virtual Strategic Communications Intern

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United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Street address: 
1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW
District of Columbia
Job type: 
Position Description: 


Full-time and part-time remote opportunities available

Flexible dates and hours



NLADA is seeking a creative, dynamic and detail oriented individual to serve as our Strategic Communications Intern. This individual will support efforts to increase NLADA’s influence in a very dynamic manner. Our mission to expand access to justice to all is never more important than it is now. As the Strategic Communications Intern, you will get a chance to:

  • Manage NLADA’s social media presence by posting to and monitoring our Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • Draft newsletters, marketing emails and other short form writing
  • Assist with website editing and content management
  • Edit video and photos
  • Assist the communications team with various tasks as assigned

The NLADA Communications Department has a friendly, fast-paced, team-oriented environment. As such, our Strategic Communications Intern should:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student with relevant communications coursework, or a graduate student with a minimum of one (1) year working experience in a relevant field
  • Have strong organizational skills and keen detail-orientation
  • Have a demonstrated work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Have excellent written communications skills in AP style
  • Have a deep understanding of Microsoft Office software - including PowerPoint
  • Have strong digital social media skills including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

If you have any of these characteristics, then we would love to hear from you!

Note, this is a remote working opportunity. You must posess a laptop or desktop that connects to the internet. 

To apply: 

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Email your resume, cover letter, a short writing sample, a list of social media accounts you’ve managed (optional) and a graphic design portfolio (optional) to [email protected]. Subject – “Strategic Communications Intern: *Your Name*”

Note: This position is unpaid, but eligible for academic credit if approved by your institution.



The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), founded in 1911, is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. For 100 years, we have pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local level through the creation of our public defender systems, groundbreaking legislation and the creation of institutions from the Sentencing Project to the Legal Services Corporation. NLADA is a leader in the development of national standards for indigent defense services. We provide advocacy, training and technical assistance to indigent defense programs across the country.

We have a collegial, highly collaborative, professional office environment where we take pride in effectively leveraging resources and fully engaging to deliver excellent results. We value service, creativity, and thought-leadership. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Washington D.C. near the Metro Red, Blue and Orange lines.

To learn more, visit: NLADA.ORG

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
This is an unpaid internship
Submission deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022