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Education Law Internship

New York Civil Liberties Union


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 150,000 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.


Position: Spring/Summer 2018 Education Law Internship


Salary Range: This is an unpaid internship position for law students. Interns will receive a complimentary year of membership to the New York Civil Liberties Union.


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


Time Commitment: 10 hours/week during the spring semester; Full time for the summer


Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Internship Overview


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 an internship in education law (unpaid). The education law intern will engage in legal research and writing to support litigation, advocacy, and legislative priorities in education across New York State.


How to Apply


Applicants should have a commitment to public interest law, civil liberties, and a demonstrated interest in education. Demonstrated legal research and writing skills required. Teaching or relevant education experience preferred.


Applications will be reviewed and hiring will be completed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter describing (1) why you are interested in an internship in education law at the NYCLU, (2) your demonstrated interest in education and relevant experience, (3) demonstrated legal research and writing skills, and (4) your availability for the spring semester and summer; a resume; and a brief (no more than 5 pages, ideally fewer) writing sample to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “2018 Education Law Internship” in the subject line.


The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve.



Job posted on 31st January 2018

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