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Job & Internship Opportunities

Job Opportunities

There are no current job opportunities at this time.


Internship Opportunities

The American Humanist Association has internships available year-round for students, recent grads, and volunteers in Washington, DC. Interns will develop a more comprehensive understanding of how a progressive, national nonprofit organization works, while gaining valuable skills for the future.

An internship at the AHA will provide an opportunity to support the organization's current work: advancing humanist values and progressive issue advocacy, focusing on church-state separation, civil liberties, reproductive freedom, human rights, and equality.

Internships are currently available in following areas:

Communications: The intern will assist in implementing our organization's media strategy. Specific duties include drafting press releases, letters to the editor, and opinion pieces, along with maintaining a media contact list and communicating AHA's message to the press. The intern will also participate in editorial meetings and write weekly articles for the AHA's online magazine, TheHumanist.com. Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to merrillmiller@americanhumanist.org for consideration 

Editorial: The intern will assist the editorial staff of our national award-winning magazine, the Humanist. Tasks include reviewing submissions, fact-checking manuscripts and magazine articles, proofreading, assisting in managing the online magazine, and potentially writing editorials, book reviews, or articles.

Field: The intern will assist in providing support for the AHA's 120 chapters and affiliates across the U.S., as well as providing support for the Humanist Celebrant program. Specific duties include contacting chapter leaders for updates, preparing mailings and providing other services for chapters, draft articles for Grass Roots News, the local group's newsletter, assisting with content for and mailing of Action Packets and assisting with other tasks as needed for the field.

Legal: The AHA's legal center, the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, is looking to hire legal interns (and externs) for the Summer 2015 and for the Fall 2015 semester. The legal center has offices in Washington, D.C. and in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Our non-profit firm handles constitutional litigation and separation of church and state cases specifically. Our clients range from parents and students to federal inmates. All of our cases are pro bono.

The legal intern is primarily responsible for researching and writing legal memoranda and assisting in litigation under the supervision of the legal center’s attorneys. The intern may also be assigned the task of investigating new complaints, maintaining case files and submitting public records requests. Preference is given to 2nd and 3rd year law students who have completed course work in legal research and writing.

In addition to a resume and cover letter, please send a list of at least two professional references, a writing sample and a transcript (official or unofficial). Also, please specify whether you are interested in a fall or spring internship or both. We are also accepting applications for the Summer 2015. 

Please submit your application materials to mmiller@americanhumanist.org.


Applicants should have a background or strong interest in one or more of the four areas. They should be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and reliable, and have an interest in humanism and progressive issues. Interns' work schedules can range from part-time to full-time. Internships are unpaid.

To Apply

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a current resume and cover letter, including your area(s) of interest and availability, to intern@americanhumanist.org (unless comms or legal) or fax to 202-238-9003, Attn: Intern Program. (Please see the Legal & Communications Intern descriptions above for specific application information)