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- Fall 2019 Undergraduate Internship in DC, USA

Fall 2019 Undergraduate Internship in DC
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law


Location: Washington, DCDepartment: DC Office
Type: InternshipMin. Experience: Student (College)

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 in our Washington D.C. office for the Director of the office and for staff in our Liberty & National Security Program.

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 program include:

    DC Director – conducting research on a range of issues, and completing special projects for the Washington Office Director, as needed.
    Liberty & National Security - conducting research on program issues, such as surveillance, religious and racial profiling, counter-terrorism initiatives, social media monitoring, and national emergency authorities; copy-editing and cite checking research papers, blogs, op-eds, or other materials; assisting with scheduling, mailing publications, and maintaining contact lists.

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: Fall semester 2019.

To Apply: Please apply online at our website https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/FA8BN3l12Z/Fall-2019-Undergraduate-Internship-In-DC 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 that most interests you.  No phone calls or faxes, please.

Deadline: July 15, 2019 at 5:00pm, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as appropriate candidates are identified.  Each program/department reviews applications, conducts interviews, and makes hiring decisions independently.  Final decisions will be made by start of semester.  At completion of our process, all applicants will be notified.

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, and socioeconomic identities; 

    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.

Job posted on 21st May 2019
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