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 Democracy, Justice, Liberty & National Security, and Human Resources Programs/Departments.
Responsibilities: All interns will assist with general administrative, research and clerical work for the Brennan Center. If in the office, this may include filing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, and covering the reception desk. Other responsibilities may include coordinating meetings and drafting routine correspondence. 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 15-25 hours per week.
Pay: $15.00 per hour.
Duration: Spring Semester 2022
To Apply: Please visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/rO04YaOpTj/Spring-2022-Undergraduate-Internship-In-NY and upload (preferably in pdf) your resume, and a list of contact details for three references. Copy and paste your cover letter in the space indicated - in your cover letter, please specify the program/department that most interests you. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: December 3rd, 2021
Note: The Brennan Center is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and visitors. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees working in the New York and Washington, DC offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.
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