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 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 all of our programs; assist with legislative tracking; accompany staff to meetings on the Hill; and complete special projects for the Washington Office Director as needed.
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.
Only undergraduate students may apply for this internship.
Hours: 40 hours per week.
Pay: $15.00 per hour.
Duration: May – August 2020.
To Apply: Please visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/ATcb7PTIlx/Summer-2020-Undergraduate-Internship-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 department that most interests you. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: January 15, 2020, 5PM. Decisions will be made by mid/late March.
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