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 an intern to provide administrative and clerical support to staff in our New York office in our Operations department. This internship will be for the Fall 2018 semester. The operations intern will report directly to our Operations Coordinator, Tia Ellis.
Responsibilities: The intern will assist with general administrative 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.
Intern will assist the Operations Coordinator and occasionally the Executive Assistant with research projects, data entry, event set -up, reception, and various projects to increase office productivity and morale.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is an independent, self-starter; detail-oriented; energetic; creative; punctual; and highly organized. Intern 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 and Outlook experience is very helpful. Must be open to evolving responsibilities.
This internship is only open to current undergraduate students.
Hours: 15-25 hours per week.
Pay: $13.25 per hour.
Duration: One semester.
To Apply: Please visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/w6dwkBuBFY/Operations-Intern-Fall-2018 and upload (preferably pdf) your cover letter (including your availability), resume, and a list of contact details for three references. No phone calls, please.
Application Deadline: September 15, however, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting.
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: