Pasantía publicado por: American Civil Liberties Union
Publicado el: 09/09/2013
FALL 2013 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
National Security Project, NY
For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The National Security Project of the ACLU's National Office in New York City seeks applicants for a Fall Undergraduate Internship beginning in September 2013.
The National Security Project is part of the ACLU's Center for Democracy, which works to strengthen democratic institutions and values, and advocates for government transparency and accountability, and to reinforce the United States' commitment to human rights and the rule of law.
The National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. It believes that our nation's core democratic values are the foundation of its strength and security, and that our government's response to national security concerns must comport with those values. Through its litigation and advocacy strategies, NSP not only responds to specific government measures, but also strives to educate the public and shape the law so that the courts, Congress, and citizenry can serve as an enduring check against abuse. The National Security Project's litigation and advocacy focuses on issues including: targeted killing, unlawful detention, torture, discrimination, government surveillance, censorship, and secrecy.
The Fall 2013 Undergraduate Internship requires an 8-12 week commitment. The internship is part-time with weekly hours that are negotiable. The number of interns accepted for the position varies. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The undergraduate internship is designed to provide interns with the opportunity to learn about public interest work. Interns will work under the direct supervision of the Project's Paralegal, and will learn from and interact with other members of the Project's staff. Interns will gain experience by:
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed their first year of college. Applicants must possess:
· A commitment to civil liberties and a strong interest in social justice and legal issues.
· Excellent research, writing, and communications skills.
· Strong computer skills, particularly web-based research and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
· Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and a writing sample of no more than five pages in length to hrjobsNSP@aclu.org Please reference [2013 Fall Undergraduate Internship – National Security Project] in the subject line. Please note, this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to National Security Project postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the receipt of application materials.
Alternative applicants can be sent by mail to:
American Civil Liberties Union
RE: 2013 Fall Undergraduate Internship – National Security Project
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
The deadline for applications for the Fall Internship is September 20th, 2013. Submissions received after this date will only be considered if space is available. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
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