- Spring 2019 Legal Internship - Policy (DC), USA

Spring 2019 Legal Internship - Policy (DC)
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research.  We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

Responsibilities: We are seeking a legal intern for hire to work with the staff of our Washington, DC office on a variety of the Brennan Center's issues. Under the supervision of the Washington Office staff, the intern will undertake legal and legislative research; attend congressional briefings and hearings; and contribute to the advocacy goals of the Washington office, which includes opportunities to participate in coalition engagement within the federal legislative process.  The internship will entail a research and advocacy focus on issues within the scope of the Brennan Center’s justice and democracy work.  The internship starts in January 2018 and lasts for 10 weeks.

Qualifications: Excellent legal research, analysis, and writing skills; initiative, imagination, and versatility; and a passion for our issues.

To Apply: Please visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/K6bCO24Whj/Spring-2019-Legal-Internship-Policy-DC  and upload (preferably as pdf):

a cover letter explaining which particular program or programs you are interested in joining;
a current law school transcript;
a legal writing sample of up to 10 pages;
a current resume;
contact information for three references.
We accept applications and will fill positions on a rolling basis through December 15, 2018, but we encourage students with a strong interest in joining us to apply early (by November 1).

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center

Hires staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic identities; 

Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged; 

Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and 

Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.

Job posted on 17th September 2018
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