Stage posté(e) par American Civil Liberties Union
Publié le : 12 nov. 2013
November 05, 2013
SUMMER 2014 LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO LAW STUDENTS
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department, NY
For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department of the ACLU's National Office in New York City seeks law students for a LegalInternship for the Summer of 2014, with a focus on legislative advocacy to end mass incarceration.
Through its affiliates, members, and national staff, the ACLUhas a presence in every state across the country. Each affiliate works with its state's legislature and policymakers to further the protection and advancement of civil liberties. Advocacy and Policy staff partner with ACLUaffiliates and National Chapters throughout the country to protect civil liberties by developing effective advocacy strategies at the state level. The Advocacy and Policy team is part of an interdisciplinary team that develops state-based legislative and public policy campaigns in ACLU priority issue areas.
The Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department is offering Summer Legal Interns the opportunity to work on state-based legislative strategies to reduce incarceration and provide support to ACLU affiliates around the country. The interns will work alongside the Advocacy and Policy Counsel and Policy Associate who are focusing on over incarceration.
The internship requires a 10 to 12 week commitment and is full-time. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES
The intern will gain experience by:
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This legal internship is open to all law students who possess the following:
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume, two references and a cover letter that describes their interest in policy work to reduce incarceration, including any life experience or work experience gained before or during law school that is relevant to the work. Applicants should also include a writing sample of 3-10 pages (a memorandum describing the results of research performed for an employer, professor, or clinic is strongly preferred. Please do not send a first-year legal writing course memo)
Materials should be addressed to hrjobsASAD@aclu.org. Reference [ASA Summer 2014 Legal Internship/ID] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to this posting.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 to:
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
RE: [ASA Summer 2014 Legal Internship/ACLU-W]
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis. The application deadline for second year law is December 15, 2013. The application deadline for first year law students is January 15, 2014.
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, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: HRJobsINCLReq@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
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."