New York Civil Liberties Union, 1 Whitehall Street, NY, NY



Deadline date

Second-year law students should apply as soon as possible. We will not review applications from first-year law students until January 4, 2021, first-year law students are encouraged to apply then.

Terms of Employment: Internship

Salary: The NYCLU will provide a stipend for summer interns who do not receive funding from their law school or any other external funding. 

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information please visit our website: www.nyclu.org

Summary Description

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, seeks a diverse group of current law students for summer 2021internships. During our 10-week program, interns will engage in legal research and writing to support litigation, policy advocacy, and legislative priorities on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties issues; interns may also have opportunities to participate in other projects such as court monitoring, policy campaigns, and public education about civil rights and liberties.

How to Apply

Applicants should have a commitment to public interest law and to civil liberties. Applications will be reviewed and offers will be made on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter describing why you are interested in a summer internship at the NYCLU, a resume, and a recent writing sample that is wholly your own unedited work (legal or policy writing, not to exceed 10 pages). Please upload your writing sample with your cover letter as one document via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/411897/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/2021-Law-Student-Policy-Internship

The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual 

orientation, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve. 

The NYACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail ldecicco@nyclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.