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Women’s Rights Project

Description: The Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks undergraduate interns for the Fall of 2014. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit. OVERVIEW The Women’s Rights Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Liberty, which is dedicated to the principle that we are all entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what we believe free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless stereotypes. The Center for Liberty encompasses the ACLU’s work on women’s rights, reproductive freedom, LGBT rights, and the rights of people living with HIV, and freedom of religion and belief. Founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Women’s Rights Project (WRP) has been a leader in the legal battles to ensure women’s full equality in American society. WRP is dedicated to the advancement of the rights and interests of women to lead lives of dignity free from violence and discrimination, including discrimination based on gender stereotypes. WRP focuses on women’s rights in the following priority areas: education, violence against women and employment. Cutting across these core priorities, WRP seeks to bring an international human rights framework to our litigation and advocacy. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, WRP pushes for change and systemic reform in those institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women. The Women’s Rights Project has overall responsibility for implementing ACLU policy in the area of gender discrimination. WRP conducts direct litigation, files amicus curiae briefs, provides support for ACLU affiliate litigation, serves as a resource for ACLU legislative work on women’s rights and seeks to advance ACLU policy goals through public education, organizing and coalition advocacy. WRP has been an active participant in virtually all of the major gender discrimination litigation in the Supreme Court, in Congressional efforts to promote gender equality, and in significant communications and public education efforts on behalf of women and girls. INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW The internship requires a 10-12 week commitment with a preferred start date of September 9, 2014. The internship is part-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. The number of interns accepted varies. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The undergraduate internship program is designed to provide interns with the opportunity to learn about public interest work. Interns will be under the direct supervision of the Project’s staff and will have the opportunity to work on a range of significant issues and projects. Interns will gain experience by: • Working on the preparation of court filings and public education materials. • Handling inquiries from those seeking legal assistance. • Working on the maintenance of case files and the compiling of press files. • Other projects as assigned. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS This internship is open to recent graduates or students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and will have completed at least one year of college. Applicants must possess: • Strong research skills, including internet research • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. • Strong interest in women’s rights, social justice and civil liberties issues. Please include any additional language skills and/or computer skills in your application.

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Full Time, Part Time
Location New York, NY
Degree Wanted Any
Field of Study Ciminal Justce; Any
Special Skills & Requirements
Company Name American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
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Address: 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004
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About the Company: For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Whether it’s achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.
How To Apply: Send resume to hrjobsWRP@aclu.org.

 

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