Friday, May 6, 2011

NY Community Outreach Internship (Downtown, USA)

Advocacy Department
Community Outreach Internship
The NYCLU is seeking summer interns to participate in an exciting community outreach project. The NYCLU Community Outreach Summer Interns will work to engage the public about police and safety in their communities. We are seeking enthusiastic, outgoing undergraduate students to help us conduct an ambitious survey of New Yorkers this summer. Summer interns will work in the field 4 days a week and act as representatives of the NYCLU administering surveys to communities. There is a 10-week minimum commitment.

Interns will receive skills in social justice campaign work, participate in trainings at the NYCLU offices, and will meet with NYCLU staff on a regular basis. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in issue-discussions and other NYCLU events over the summer.

We are looking for personable, responsible, fun individuals who are excited about exploring the City, talking to people, spending time outside, and working independently. We may provide transportation assistance to selected candidates.

About the NYCLU
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), we are a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with eight chapters and regional offices and nearly 50,000 members across the state.

Our mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers.

The Advocacy Department
The Advocacy Department develops and executes public advocacy campaigns to further the NYCLU’s mission to defend and promote civil liberties and civil rights throughout New York State. The department influences public policy through grassroots organizing, public education, coalition building, online activism and direct lobbying of lawmakers.

How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter via E-mail to with “Community Outreach Advocacy Intern” in the subject line.

The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

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