Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Spring 2013 Graduate Internship - ASA/Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)|
|Description:||he 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 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 genuinely nationwide organization. ASA staff are equipped with technical expertise, have insight into the needs of all ACLU affiliates and focus on all aspects of affiliate work.
The Affiliate Support team offers an intern the opportunity to work on a wide range of nonprofit management issues, especially internal operations, planning, goal setting, board development, and leadership.
The 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 a 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 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.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This Internship is open to graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in nonprofit management, organizational development, or related programs who possess the following:
Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.
Experience working in nonprofits and interest in advancing a career in the sector.
Knowledge of one or more of the following:
nonprofit financial management, board governance, planning and goal-setting, and organizational policy.
Ability to analyze and write about complex nonprofit management and operations issues for diverse practitioners.
A high degree of self-motivation and the initiative to see projects through to completion.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly in Word and Powerpoint.
Basic understanding of and interest in civil rights and civil liberties issues.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample related to a nonprofit management issue (preferably less than 5 pages in length) to HRjobsASAGradintern@aclu.org - include reference [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: [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 employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage any applicants who need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment@aclu.org.
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".