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|Job Title:||2013 Summer Internship-ACLUF Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, NY|
Office: Non-legal Internships
Location: New York
February 7, 2013
2013 SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, NY The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Speech, Privacy & Technology Project of the ACLU?sNational Office in New York City seeks applicants for a Summer Internship starting in June 2013.
The Speech, Privacy and Technology Project (SPT) is part of the ACLU's Center for Democracy, which works to strengthen democratic institutions and values, including the values of government transparency and accountability, and to reinforce the United States? commitment to human rights and the rule of law. The Speech, Privacy and Technology Project is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. The project is currently litigating cases and conducting other advocacy efforts on a variety of issues, including political protest, freedom of expression online, privacy of electronic information, journalists' rights, scientific freedom, and openness in the courts.
The Summer 2013 Undergraduate Internshiprequires a 10-12 week commitment. SPT offers full-time and part-time internships with weekly hours that are negotiable. The number of interns accepted for the position may vary. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources, as the internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made with the student's school for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The intern will gain valuable experience by working with the SPT team on a wide variety of issues to include:
- Conducting factual and legal research on issues relating to free speech, privacy and technology.
- Preparation, production, and development of litigation and advocacy materials.
- Litigation and advocacy projects.
- The opportunity to write blog posts for ?Free Future,? the ACLU?s privacy and technology blog.
- Assisting with the maintenance of case files.
- Other projects as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
A minimum of one year?s college experience is preferred. Applications will also be considered from any individuals who have a demonstrated interest in social justice and possess the following:
- Excellent research, writing and communications skills.
- Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion.
- Strong computer skills, particularly web-based research, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to hrjobsSPT@aclu.org, and include [Summer 2013 Undergraduate Internship -SPT] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Speech, Privacy & Technology Project 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.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this opportunity.
We strongly encourage applicants to apply by April 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the internship is filled.
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?.