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Job & Internship Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Humanist Hour Podcast Producer (10 hrs/month)

The part-time contract position pays $50/hour-assuming the person can work efficiently in our expected time frame. Person is expected to work from home. Technical help is first and foremost. The monthly break-down of time for the Humanist Hour Podcast Producer is estimated to be double the following so we can have two shows a month:

  • 0.5 hours: Scheduling the show for all four (producer, guest and two hosts)
  • 1.5 hours: Recording the show while it happens (the hosts do a back-up recording in case there's a drop or something and their version can be stitched-in to correct any problem that arises.)
  • 2.0 hours: Editing. Organizing chronological flow, removing pauses cleaning up talk, etc. (AHA staff will post the show to our site and other sources).
  • 1.0 hours: Various show support such as: reaching guests, suggesting an approach/research  for a guest, help our PR team promote the show, track the result numbers of downloads, and generally get the show more traction and recognition.

To apply send a letter of interest to Roy Speckhardt at rspeckhardt@americanhumanist.org.


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 and Advocacy: The intern will track key issues and specific legislative developments, attend coalition meetings and briefings, draft action alerts, fact sheets, and articles for our membership newsletter, Free Mind, and 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.   

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 or fax to 202-238-9003, Attn: Intern Program. (Please see the Legal Intern description above for application information)