Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||SPRING/SUMMER 2013 LEGISLATIVE/LEGAL INTERNSHIP|
|Organization:||New York Civil Liberties Union|
|Description:||The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, seeks one second year law student for a special combined Spring/Summer legislative/legal internship (unpaid).
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with six chapters and approximately 50,000 members statewide. The NYCLU defends the rights and freedoms embodied in the state and federal constitutions. We focus on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to privacy, reproductive rights, youth and student rights, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, voting rights, and the protections afforded those who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The NYCLU engages in various forms of advocacy, including litigation, legislative and policy initiatives and public education. For more information about the NYCLU, please visit www.nyclu.org.
NYCLU offers a second year law student the opportunity to intern with our legislative and legal departments during both the spring semester and the summer. New York?s legislative session runs from January to June, and the intern will work with our legislative departments from the beginning of the session to the end. During that time, the intern will participate in weekly meetings with staff and conduct research and writing projects on the civil liberties implications of bills dealing with a wide range of issues in the areas of criminal justice, health privacy, reproductive rights, civil rights and more. Similarly, the intern will have the opportunity to work with NYCLU?s legal staff on ongoing litigation around civil liberties, criminal justice, LGBT rights, and other priority issues. NYCLU will support the successful applicant in efforts to apply for school credit or funding for the position.
Applicants should have a commitment to public interest law and to civil liberties. Please send a resume, cover letter, two references, and a writing sample by November 1, 2012
2013 Legislative/Legal Internship
New York Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 19th floor
New York, NY 10004
Applications may also be faxed to (607) 212-3329 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with ?2013 Legislative/Legal Internship? as the subject line.
The NYCLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.