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|Job Title:||Fall 2012 WLO Legal Internship-Washington Legislative Office|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:|| FALL 2012 LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY NOTICE TO SECOND AND THIRD YEAR LAW STUDENTS AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION Washington Legislative Office, DC
The American Civil Liberties Union (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 Washington Legislative Office (WLO) of the ACLU's National Office in Washington, DC invites applicants for its Fall 2012 Legal Internships.
Founded in 1952, the Washington National Office is responsible for advancing the civil liberties agenda of the organization before Congress and the Executive Branch, as well as working with ACLU affiliates on state legislatures.
The Washington Legislative Office (WLO) is offering Fall Legal Interns the opportunity to work on all aspects of ACLU legislation/policy work.
The Fall Legal Internship requires a minimum commitment of 12 to 16 hours per week and is part-time. 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
Working closely with Lobbyists, whose area of focus matches specific civil liberties areas of interest, interns will assist with all aspects of litigation and legislative/policy work that includes but is not limited
Conducting research on civil liberties implications of legislative proposals and tracking legislation.
Drafting testimony for Congressional hearings.
Accompanying lobbyists to hearings and receiving mentoring on how to prepare written reports on actions.
Conducting research and drafting issue statements for posting on the ACLU's web page, newsletters and/or action alerts.
Attending coalition meetings with lead lobbyists.
Other projects as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Second and/or third year law student are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must possess:
A demonstrated interest in civil liberties and legislation.
Excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills.
The ability to work independently, be highly motivated and demonstrate the initiative to see projects through to completion.
An understanding of constitutional law & ability to conduct legal research.
Completion of course work in constitutional law, desired.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and a legal writing sample of no more than seven pages in length to hrjobsWLO@aclu.org- reference [Fall 2012 WLO Legal Internship/FEM] in subject line or by mail
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
RE: Fall 2012 WLO Legal Internship/FEM
915 15th Street, NW - 6th Floor
Washington DC, 20005
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.?