Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) seeks a Digital Content Intern to assist the Communications Department in a remote role. The Digital Content Intern will report to the Director of Digital Communications and will help manage SEO for AU’s website, execute keyword research and post-optimize published articles to make them more SEO friendly.

Interns have the opportunity to meet and learn from staff across the organization, including outreach, policy, and legal departments. They will get to connect with and learn alongside a cohort of summer interns working in various departments at AU. All interns also have the opportunity to be published on AU’s Wall of Separation blog.


  • Assist communications team in developing SEO strategies to boost website traffic.
  • Research and analyze SEO trends and news to find areas for improvement and new ranking opportunities for AU.
  • Conduct keyword research.
  • Assist communications team in optimizing published website content to make it more SEO friendly.

Preferred Skillset: The strongest candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the separation of religion government; be responsible, hard-working, and excited to work with diverse staff and supporters; and have some or all of these skills:

  • Writing concisely and persuasively.
  • Meeting deadlines and communicating about progress.
  • Basic website organization, content curation and HTML.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Google Keyword Planner, Google Drive and WordPress.

Time Commitment: The internship is 25 hours/week from May 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024 (with some flexibility to accommodate the intern’s academic or other scheduling needs). The intern will attend weekly all-staff meetings and 1:1 meetings with their supervisor.

How to Apply: Submit as attached Word documents or PDFs:

  • A resume (one page) outlining your relevant academic, campus, and professional experience. 
  • A cover letter (one page) describing how your experience relates to the Digital Content Internship and explaining why AU’s mission is important to you.
  • A writing sample (no more than three pages) on any topic. A writing sample could be a short paper, op-ed, training outline, memo, or another document relevant to advocacy. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by May 17, 2024. Interviews will begin being scheduled May 20, 2024

Benefits: The Digital Content Intern will be paid a stipend of $4,025. Interns receive substantive experience with in-depth exposure to some of the most important issues facing the country. Interns are provided and encouraged to take time to learn across the organization.

AU can provide documentation for academic credit upon the successful conclusion of the internship. 

About Us: Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit educational and advocacy organization that brings together people of all religions and none to protect the right of everyone to believe as they want – and stop anyone from using their beliefs to harm others. We fight in the courts, legislatures, and the public square for freedom without favor and equality without exception.

We envision a nation where we are all free to believe or not believe as we choose, where our laws don’t allow anyone to use their religious beliefs to harm others, and where we can come together as equals to build a stronger democracy.

AU has a staff of over 40 people and 5 to 10 interns during the summer. Staff communicate via Outlook email, zoom meetings, and Slack.

Americans United is an equal-opportunity employer and places strong emphasis on a diverse environment in which individuals are valued regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.