Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||WRP Spring 2013 Undergraduate Internship-Women?s Rights Project|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)|
|Description:||SPRING 2013 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY NOTICE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Women?s Rights 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 Women?s Rights Project (WRP) of the ACLU?s National Office in New York City seeks undergraduate interns for the Spring of 2013.
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 (including single sex education, the rights of pregnant and parenting teens, and gender-based violence and harassment in schools), violence against women (including battered women?s rights to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and government services and including the right to hold institutions, including government and employers, accountable for preventing and responding to gender-based violence), employment (including the rights of women in female-dominated industries such as childcare, women in non-traditional employment, pregnant and parenting women, and women with criminal records), and civil liberties and human rights issues affecting women and girls (including criminal justice issues affecting women and girls, as well as the rights of women and girls to bodily dignity and integrity). Cutting across these core priorities, WRP seeks to bring an international human rights framework to its litigation and advocacy. Through litigation, community outreach, 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.
The Spring 2013 undergraduate internship requires a 10-12 week commitment. The internship is part-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. Because this is an unpaid internship, students are highly encouraged to seek Public Interest Fellowship funds for the internship. Arrangements can be made with the student?s school for work/study stipend or course credit.
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:
Providing assistance in the preparation of court filings and public education materials.
Handling inquiries from those seeking legal assistance.
Providing assistance in the maintenance of case files and the compiling of press files.
Working on 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 their first year of college.
Applicants must possess:
Strong research skills, including internet research.
Strong writing 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and a non-fiction writing sample of no more than five pages in length via email to hrjobsWRP@aclu.org, reference WRP Spring 2013 Undergraduate Internship in subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Women?s? Rights postings.In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively, applications can be mailed
WRP Spring 2013 Undergraduate Internship
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this internship opportunity.
We strongly encourage applicants to apply by December 3, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the positions are 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"?.