Location

New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, NY, NY

Department

Education Policy Center

Deadline date

Second-year applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but we recommend submission by December 2. We will not review applications from first-year law students until after January 2, 2023, first-year law students are encouraged to apply then.

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.

DEI VISION STATEMENT

The NYCLU affirmatively values the humanity and contributions of those we work with, inside and outside of the organization; and will take action to build and sustain an equitable, anti-racist culture that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized and directly impacted people and communities, and an organizational environment where all people feel valued, trusted, and respected. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve and actively recruit people of color, women, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The NYCLU seeks a diverse group of current law students for summer 2023 internships. During our 10-week program, the Education Policy Center legal intern will engage in legal research and writing to support litigation, advocacy, and legislative priorities in education across New York State.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a commitment to public interest law, civil liberties, and a demonstrated interest in education. Teaching experience or other relevant education experience is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in an education law summer internship at the NYCLU and any relevant education experience, a resume, and a recent writing sample that is wholly your own unedited work (submit a brief, motion, or memorandum of law, not to exceed 10 pages). Please upload your writing sample with your cover letter as one document via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1357956/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/Summer-2023-Education-Policy-Center-Law-Student-Summer-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, a 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 NYCLU 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.