Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Fall 2012 LGBT Undergraduate Internship-LGBT & AIDS|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)|
|Description:||FALL 2012 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY NOTICE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS American Civil Liberties Union Foundation LGBT & AIDS Project, NY
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with more than 500,000 members and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The ACLU?s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) and AIDS Project of the ACLU?s National Office in New York City invites applications for the Undergraduate Fall Internship which will begin in September 2012.
The LGBT & AIDS Project brings impact lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country-cases designed to have a significant effect on the lives of LGBT people and those with HIV/AIDS. In coalition with other civil rights groups, we also lobby in Congress and support grassroots advocacy, from local school boards to state legislatures. Our legal strategies are built on the idea that fighting for civil rights means not just persuading judges but ultimately changing the way people think. As we litigate for change, we use targeted media, online and outreach campaigns to change public attitudes, as well as provide advocacy tools to help citizens take action in their community. As part of the broad civil liberties mission of the ACLU, the Project brings together the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities with other social change movements to achieve a just society for all. For more information visitaclu.org/lgbt and aclu.org/HIV-AIDS.
Our fall internship requires a 12-16 week commitment. This position is part-time with negotiable weekly hours. The number of interns accepted varies. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources, as the internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Our 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 Paralegal and will have the opportunity to learn and interact with other staff members of the Project. Interns will gain experience by working on the following:
-Assisting with legal intakes and tracking requests for assistance.
-Assisting in the maintenance of case files and compiling of press files.
-Conducting general, legal and policy research.
-Supporting the Project in outreach to potential clients.
-Other projects as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must possess:
-An interest in a legal, organizing, legislative or public interest career.
-Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
-Strong organizational skills.
-Familiarity with issues surrounding LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS and other civil liberties issues is desirable; commitment to these issues is essential.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample of no more than five pages in length to hrjobsLGBTintern@aclu.org [Re: Fall 2012 LGBT Undergraduate Internship/FEM Application] in the subject line or by mail
American Civil Liberties Union
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project
RE: Fall 2012 LGBT Undergraduate Internship/FEM
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, New York 10004-2400
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position(s) are filled.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ?ACLU?.