Career Services Internship Opportunities

Racial Justice Program

Description: The intern will work with an experienced team of racial justice attorneys and staff in the ACLU’s National Office on a broad range of issues from across the country, particularly in the areas of education and economic justice. The internship is full time and typically requires a 10 week commitment with a preferred start date of June 1, 2016. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and to learn about public interest law, with a focus on populations whose rights have been denied on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin. The intern will work with the Racial Justice team, and gain hands on experience on a range of significant issues and projects including: • Conducting factual research. • Developing web-based informational updates, including writing for the ACLU Blog of Rights. • Working on the maintenance of case files and compiling press files. • Working on the production of advocacy reports, complaints and briefs. • Other projects as assigned.

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Internship
Location New York, NY
Degree Wanted None Required
Field of Study Any
Special Skills & Requirements This internship is open to students who have completed their first year of college, and who are enrolled in an undergraduate program in a relevant field. Applicants must possess: • A strong interest in and familiarity with racial-justice and civil-liberties issues. • Excellent research, writing and communication skills. • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based research. • Strong organizational skills and administrative experience in an office setting, preferred. • The ability and initiative to see projects through to completion.
Company Name American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU)
Contact:
Address: 125 Broad Street New York, NY 10041
Email: hrjobsincl@aclu.org
Phone: (212) 607-3300
Website: https://www.aclu.org/affiliate/new-york
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 guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, 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, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin.
How To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their interest in racial justice issues and civil liberties, including any relevant life or work experience; a resume; an official or unofficial transcript, and a writing sample to hrjobsRJP@aclu.org

 

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