Communications Intern


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Paid internship, part-time (15-20 hours per week)


Interested candidates MUST submit a resume to Please include “Communications Intern Application – [Your Name]” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2024.

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The Future of Free Speech is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to building a global culture of free speech through knowledge, research, and advocacy. The project, led by Jacob Mchangama, aims to foster a thriving global culture of free speech, particularly where free speech is under threat in authoritarian states and democracies, online and offline. The project has published cutting-edge research and provided influential commentary on the state of global freedom of expression that has been featured in over 900 media outlets in more than 60 countries.


We are seeking an intern to help The Future of Free Speech grow its social media following and engagement. The ideal candidate would be a student or recent graduate who is passionate about free speech and is interested in digital marketing and communications. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the communications intern would ensure that the organization’s social media and digital marketing strategy is successfully implemented to advance our mission.

  • Regular posting to The Future of Free Speech’s social media accounts
  • Creating basic social media graphics or locating stock photos
  • Providing regular updates on the status of campaigns, including reach, impressions, engagements, and conversions of any advertising campaigns
  • Compiling and editing The Future of Free Speech’s monthly newsletter and other email marketing campaigns
  • Helping to edit and promote a newly -launched podcast
Ideal Candidate Attributes:
  • Passionate about The Future of Free Speech’s mission
  • Strong understanding of free speech issues and global advocacy
  • Strong interest in digital communications and social media
  • Independent worker
  • Willing to take on new tasks
  • Strong writing skills
  • Well-organized with a positive attitude
  • Collaborative team player
  • Current college student or recent graduate
  • Pursuing a degree in a relevant field (communications, public policy, political science, etc.)
  • Technologically proficient and comfortable with social media platforms like X/Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Some familiarity with email marketing platforms a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

The Future of Free Speech is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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