SPLC Seeking Student Press Freedom Day Intern

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The Student Press Law Center is searching for an intern to work on Student Press Freedom Day 2022: Unmute Yourself!, which is scheduled for February 24. This important day is the culmination of weeks of events, trainings, new resources and community-building activities culminating with overwhelming nationwide support for a free student press. Learn more here

The intern will work directly with our core planning team to offer insights and best thinking to the campaign as we engage in the planning process. They will support us in reaching out to partners, campus communities, and the media; drafting campaign communications and outreach materials; creating forms and training materials for events and tracking event RSVP’s; reaching out to those who’ve signed up with reminders and follow-ups; and matching journalism advisers and participants in our training modules.

The internship will offer a mix of administrative and creative work, and we can tailor the internship to the specific interests and skills of the intern. This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with seasoned campaign staff and learn about event planning, nonprofit advocacy, and public affairs! 

About the Student Press Law Center:

The Student Press Law Center (“SPLC”) is an independent, nonpartisan 501c(3) organization based in Washington, D.C. which works at the intersection of law, journalism and education to promote, support and defend the First Amendment rights of student journalists at the high school and college level. Founded in 1974, the Student Press Law Center has a free legal hotline that serves thousands of student journalists and advisers across the United States. Thanks to a solid endowment, growing foundation support and generous individual donors, we also engage in training, advocacy and outreach to empower student journalists, promote the value of journalism education and spotlight the need to ensure legal protections for student press freedom through the New Voices movement. As an organization, we embrace change and encourage innovation while building a dynamic and creative workplace. For more information on SPLC’s mission, history and vision, visit SPLC.org


  • Excellent writing ability
  • Able to multitask
  • Must be very organized
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Must be enrolled at a college or university


$15 per hour. Approximately 10 hours each week.


The position runs from approximately October 18th-March 1st, with flexible hours around the holidays. 


This is a remote internship. SPLC’s office is based in Washington D.C. 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume detailing your relevant experience and any relevant qualifications which would not be obvious from your resume. Please include two references and any online links to your work. Please send all materials to Andrew Benson, SPLC Communications and Outreach Officer at abenson@splc.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

The Student Press Law Center strives to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. We actively seek people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work. As an EOE/AA employer, the Student Press Law Center will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.