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Fall 2018 Undergraduate Internship - DC

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve 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. Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection 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, the courts, and in the court of public opinion. 

We are seeking interns to provide research and administrative support for staff in our Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities: Interns assist with general administrative and clerical work for the Brennan Center, including filing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, coordinating meetings, and drafting routine correspondence. In addition to administrative work, interns conduct research on a wide range of issues in both our Democracy and Justice programs; write blog posts for our website; accompany staff to meetings on the Hill; and assist in outreach to the press. One intern may focus primarily on our Liberty and National Security project.

Qualifications: Interns must have a passion for social justice and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented self-starters that are energetic and highly organized. Experience with Windows 2000/XP, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is a must. Interns must be open to evolving responsibilities.

Hours: 15-25 hours per week

Duration: One semester

Pay: $13.00 per hour or school credit

To Apply: Please visit http://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/uwUqLtYjxD/Fall-2018-Undergraduate-Internship-DC and upload (preferably in pdf) your cover letter, resume, and a list of contact details for three references. In your cover letter and where indicated in the application, please specify the department that most interests you.  No phone calls, please.

The deadline for application is August 10, 2018. However, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.

This internship is only open to current undergraduate students.

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: 

  • Hires staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity; 
 
  • Considers and hires applicants who have been previously incarcerated; 
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged; 
 
  • Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and 
 
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.
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