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|Job Title:||FALL 2012/Spring 2013 Graduate Internship -- ASA/Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union|
|Description:||FALL 2012/SPRING 2013 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY NOTICE TO GRADUATE STUDENTS AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department, New York, 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 Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department of the ACLU?s National office in New York City seeks graduate students studying nonprofit management for an Internship for the Fall of 2012 or Spring of 2013.
The Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department (ASA) helps to strengthen the capacity of 53 autonomous ACLU affiliates and national chapters throughout the country, with the goal of making the ACLU a genuine nationwide organization. Focusing on all aspects of affiliate work -- including program, resource development, communications, and administration and finance -- ASA staff are equipped with technical expertise and have insight into the needs of ACLU affiliates of all sizes and in various stages of development.
The Affiliate Support team offers an intern the opportunity to learn how to provide support on a wide range of nonprofit management issues, especially internal operations, board development, leadership, and planning and goal setting.
The Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Graduate Internship requires an 8-12 week commitment. The internship is part-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. Since this is an unpaid internship, students are highly encouraged to seek outside funding. Arrangements can be made with the student?s school for work/study stipend or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working with the Affiliate Management and Operations Strategist on special projects. They will learn about providing support to nonprofit organizations of different sizes and structures that all still operate together within a nationwide structure. The intern will gain experience by working on the following:
Conducting research into nonprofit management issues.
Drafting memos, white papers, and guides for affiliate leaders.
Updating existing materials to reflect best practices, in particular those related to board governance.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This Internship is open to graduate students in nonprofit management, organizational development, or related programs who possess the following:
Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.
Ability to analyze and write about complex nonprofit management and operations issues.
Experience with nonprofit management and operations, including a familiarity with board development, planning and goal-setting, and organizational management and leadership.
A high degree of self-motivation and the initiative to see projects through to completion.
Strong commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample related to a nonprofit management issue (preferably less than 10 pages in length), and a list of two references to HRjobsASAGradintern@aclu.org -- include reference [FALL 2012/Spring 2013 Graduate Internship -- ASA/FEM] in subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to this Affiliate Support and Advocacy Internship. Applications may also be mailed
RE: [FALL 2012/Spring 2013 Graduate Internship -- ASA/FEM] American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
The deadline for applications is rolling. Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
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?.