This appears to be a little old but it’s still interesting to me that the Brady Campaign is asking people to work for them for free. I guess being on the wrong side of history doesn’t pay very well:
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its sister organization, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, are the nation’s largest, non-partisan, grassroots organizations leading the fight to prevent gun violence. We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.
Overview of the Communications Department
The Communications Department develops and implements the public education and message strategy for all organizations (Campaign/MMM,Center, VEF) through print, video, audio and television outlets. The Department plans press conferences, writes press releases, op-eds, articles and editorial reports and supervises content and design of the organization’s website ensuring that legislative, outreach, fundraising and message delivery are as effective as possible.
Description of Internship
Graphics and Video interns work with the Communications Director and our Internet Advocacy Department to create and edit videos for the Brady websites and to expand and improve the use of graphics in the design of online and offline materials. Interns are also expected to pitch in on administrative tasks related to research, public affairs, or fundraising. The organization uses Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe design programs such as Creative Suite, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Interns should have the ability to:
1) Conceptualize, shoot, and edit digital videos quickly, sometimes on a daily basis
2) Translate concepts, statistics, and written materials into visual presentations
3) Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills
4) A strong team orientation
5) High level of initiative.
We are now taking resumes for bachelor or graduate level interns for the Spring 2010 semester.
Also note that they state it is there goal to “creating an America free from gun violence”. This is in despite of the Supreme court rules that people have a specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms to defend themselves. So how can the Brady campaign achieve their goal without violating the right to use firearms in self defense? As already admitted by Brady Board Member Joan Peterson any death by gunshot is too many and that she will continue to push for more restrictions on guns until the number goes to 0. Hence, the Brady Campaign is trying to push us down the slippery slope they claim doesn’t exist all the while they are telling their staff and supporters the real goal is zero deaths via gunshots—which is their code phrase for zero guns.