The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
We are seeking interns to provide administrative and clerical support to staff in our New York office in our Communications, Democracy, Development, Finance & Operations, Human Resources, Justice, and Liberty & National Security Programs/Departments.
Responsibilities: All interns will assist with general administrative, research and clerical work for the Brennan Center, including filing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, coordinating meetings, drafting routine correspondence and covering the reception desk. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend and observe substantive meetings, events, and conversations on program work.
In addition to administrative and reception duties, specific responsibilities for each department include:
Qualifications: The ideal candidates are independent self-starters; detail-oriented; energetic; punctual; and highly organized. Interns must also have excellent, research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as a passion for our issues. Experience with Windows XP, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word a must. Database experience is very helpful. Applicant must be open to evolving responsibilities.
This internship is only open to current undergraduate students.
Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week.
Pay: $13.25 per hour.
Duration: May – August 2019.
To Apply: Please visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/1FGSjcvlId/Summer-2019-Undergraduate-Internship-NYC and upload (preferably in pdf) your cover letter (copy and paste in the space provided), resume, and a list of contact details for three references. In your cover letter, please specify the department that most interests you. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: February 28, 2019 at 5:00pm. Decisions will be made by mid/late March or earlier.
The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center