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.
Responsibilities: We are seeking a legal intern for hire to work with the staff of our Washington, DC office on a variety of the Brennan Center's issues. Under the supervision of the Washington Office staff, the intern will undertake legal and legislative research; attend congressional briefings and hearings; and contribute to the advocacy goals of the Washington office, which includes opportunities to participate in coalition engagement within the federal legislative process. The internship will entail a research and advocacy focus on issues within the scope of the Brennan Center’s justice and democracy work. The internship starts in January 2018 and lasts for 10 weeks.
Qualifications: Excellent legal research, analysis, and writing skills; initiative, imagination, and versatility; and a passion for our issues.
To Apply: Please visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/K6bCO24Whj/Spring-2019-Legal-Internship-Policy-DC and upload (preferably as pdf):
We accept applications and will fill positions on a rolling basis through December 15, 2018, but we encourage students with a strong interest in joining us to apply early (by November 1).
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