- Academic Engagement Intern - New York, NY, USA


Academic Engagement Intern - New York, NY
Drug Policy Alliance

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USA – New York, NY

Description –

Why Drug Policy Alliance?

The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation's leading organization devoted to ending the war on drugs and advancing drug policies guided by science, compassion, health and human rights. DPA pursues these goals through innovative campaigns and in partnership with grassroots community organizations, researchers, and service providers.

Why Academic Engagement?

DPA believes in drug policy driven by science, research, and top-notch scholarship. Our Office of Academic Engagement is working to more deeply engage researchers and academics in DPA’s work and the drug policy reform movement more broadly. Founded by Princeton Law Professor Ethan Nadelmann, DPA has a rich tradition of bringing together key thinkers from around the world to tackle the complex problems posed by drug policy. Building on that legacy, the Office of Academic Engagement supports scholars in doing advocacy, convenes experts from a range of disciplines to inform the field, and strengthens DPA’s use of research and scholarship in developing and advancing its policy positions.

Researchers and academics have an important role to play in shaping drug policy. Their research and the credibility they can lend to an issue are important tools in influencing public debates. Through the OAE, we synthesize existing research to inform policy and work with academics and researchers so that they can directly engage policymakers and the public to advance drug policy reform.

Why you?

You are energetic, self-motivated individual who has strong research, writing, relationship-building, and problem solving skills. You are a team player with a great sense of humor and attention to detail. You have a nerdy side that you want to harness to make the world a better place.

Do you know a lot about drug policy? You should APPLY

Do you know nothing about drug policy? You should APPLY and have an open mind

Candidates must demonstrate interest in ending mass incarceration, addressing racial disparities in the criminal system, protecting civil liberties, and/or reducing harm associated with drug use and our policy responses to drugs.

Interns are expected to commit to a minimum of two full days a week. This internship is unpaid.

Application Procedures:

Fall 2017 Internship Program: September – December 2017

  • Application Deadline: August 4, 2017

Please send a cover letter, résumé and a brief (2-4 page) writing sample to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No calls, please.

The Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in working with those who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.

Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

To Apply

Apply online 
here http://www.drugpolicy.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships/academic-engagement-intern-new-york-ny
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Posted on 10 July 2017
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