[Jobs] FW: Please post/forward: Legal, Paralegal, and Law Internship Positions with the ACLU

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Subject: Please post/forward: Legal, Paralegal, and Law Internship Positions with the ACLU

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Career Opportunity
PARALEGAL [IRP-04]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Immigrants' Rights Project, NY
For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Immigrants' Rights Project of the ACLU's National office in New York City seeks applications for the full-time position of Paralegal.
OVERVIEW
The Immigrants' Rights Project (IRP) works to defend the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants through a comprehensive program of impact litigation and public education. The IRP conducts the largest litigation program in the country dedicated to enforcing and defending the constitutional and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against non-citizens.
In recent years, state and local lawmakers around the country have adopted unconstitutional legislation and policies designed to take federal immigration regulation and enforcement into their own hands. These policies invite discrimination against immigrants, Latinos, and other communities of color and erode civil rights and civil liberties by, for example, permitting police officers to demand documentation from anyone who is subject to routine encounters with law enforcement. The civil liberties threats are especially dire in the southeastern region of the country, where state legislatures have enacted some of the nation's harshest anti-immigrant laws and local law enforcement agencies have engaged in patterns and practices of racial profiling.
Current areas of litigation and advocacy also include detention; habeas corpus and access to the courts; immigration enforcement practices and racial profiling; discrimination in the criminal justice system; workplace rights; discriminatory language and education policies; due process in immigration removal proceedings; Freedom of Information Act proceedings; and post-9/11 policies and practices affecting non-citizens and citizens alike.
The IRP maintains offices in New York and California but also supports and coordinates the immigrants' rights work of the ACLU's affiliates around the country. The Paralegal will be an integral part of the IRP team, will attend regular staff meetings and will have the opportunity to learn about strategies for protecting the rights of immigrants.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*         Produce and file pleadings in federal courts (from district court through Supreme Court level), and occasionally state courts around the United States.
*         Manage and coordinate databases, case files, attorneys' correspondence files, IRP litigation docket, etc.
*         Research and analyze issues where appropriate.
*         Serve as liaison with co-counsel and clients.
*         Provide litigation support for attorneys in the New York office and backup support for attorneys in the San Francisco and Georgia offices.
*         Respond to intake calls, emails and letters from individuals seeking assistance.
*         Prepare updates for IRP information on ACLU website.
*         Occasional drafting of cultivation materials and letters.
*         Hire, supervise, and train legal administrative assistants, undergraduate interns and volunteers. Serve as liaison for administrative relations with ACLU affiliates and other offices within National ACLU.
*         Perform other special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director and Staff Attorneys.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
*         A Bachelor's degree required and one year of paralegal or related experience preferred.
*         Excellent word-processing and computer skills in Windows XP environment.
*         Proficient with Microsoft WordPerfect, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
*         Strong internet research skills are essential.
*         Must be well organized, efficient, highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at once, work well under pressure, and take initiative.
*         Must have outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills, superb attention to detail and excellent phone manner.
*         Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
*         Commitment to civil liberties, immigrants' rights and public interest legal work is essential.
COMPENSATION
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume, a non-fiction writing sample of not more than five pages in length and the names of two (2) references by email to hrjobsINCL at aclu.org<mailto:hrjobsINCL at aclu.org> . Reference [IRP-04/ACLU-INCL] in the subject line. In order to ensure your application is received, please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively applications can be mailed to:
Human Resources
RE: [IRP-04/ACLU-INCL]
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>.
Correspondence sent to the Recruitment at aclu.org <mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org%20> address that is not related to accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."



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Legislative Counsel/Lobbyist - ACLU Washington Legislative Office, Washington, DC
Office: National Offices, Washington, DC<http://www.aclu.org/careers/5>
Location: District of Columbia<http://www.aclu.org/careers/0/56>
February 20, 2013
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Legislative Counsel/Lobbyist [IRI-14/15]
American Civil Liberties Union
Washington Legislative Office, Washington, DC

For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society. The Washington Legislative Office (WLO) in the ACLU's National Office in Washington, DC seeks applicants for two full-time Legislative Counsel/Lobbyist positions. The positions are for a duration of two years.

OVERVIEW
The Legislative Counsel/Lobbyist will be part of an exciting new interdisciplinary team that will integrate and capitalize on the expertise of staff focused on litigation, communications, advocacy, and alliance and coalition building. The Legislative Counsel/Lobbyist will work under the supervision of the WLO Chief of Staff. While the primary focus of the position will concern a portfolio of issues related to immigrants' rights, the Counsel will be knowledgeable about a wide range of civil liberties issues, and will also be responsible for responding to emerging priorities as identified by the office.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*         Prepare and deliver testimony on pending legislation before Congressional committees;
*         Research and draft legislative memoranda on federal bills and proposed administrative rules and regulations affecting civil liberties;
*         Lobby members of Congress, their staff and administration officials to support ACLU positions on pending legislation and policy initiatives;
*         Coordinate and conduct in-depth civil liberties briefings for Congressional and Executive Branch staff;
*         Participate as the ACLU representative in meetings of ad hoc lobbying and policy coalitions;
*         Work with national and local media to brief them on legislative and executive branch priorities;
*         Collaborate with other ACLU national and affiliate staff and representatives of coalition allies. Organize, lead, and work with outside groups to bolster support for ACLU policy goals or to minimize opposition to those goals;
*         Coordinate efforts across the organization including legal projects, communications staff, state strategists, and affiliates around the country to keep them abreast of and enlist their support for ACLU lobbying work on the relevant portfolio of issues; and
*         Supervise an administrative staff person, ACLU volunteers and interns.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
*         J.D. degree, other advanced degree, or equivalent legislative experience is required;
*         Three (3) or more years of combined experience working on legislative and policy matters. Experience in the field of immigrants' rights is preferred;
*         Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
*         Demonstrated ability to analyze legislative and administrative policy;
*         Ability to work independently, as well as within a team;
*         An understanding of issues relating to law, public policy and the strategies and tools needed to achieve policy change using federal legislative, administrative, and regulatory processes;
*         A capacity to organize, lead and work with coalitions to achieve lobbying goals;
*         Litigation or lobbying experience involving civil liberties or related public interest issues is a plus. Immigrants' rights experience is strongly preferred, including knowledge of key policy issues related to immigration reform, enforcement, detention and deportation.
*         Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

COMPENSATION
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume and writing sample that demonstrates legal or policy analysis skills via email to: HRJOBSINCL at ACLU.ORG<mailto:HRJOBSINCL at ACLU.ORG>  Please reference [IRI-14/15/ACLU-INCL] in the subject line. Please note that this email address is specific to the Department in which the vacancy exists. In order to ensure your application is received, please make certain it is sent to the correct e- mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of your application materials.

Alternatively, candidates may mail their applications to:

 Human Resources
RE: [IRI-14/15/ACLU-INCL]
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004


Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."


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2013 FALL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
NOTICE TO LAW STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Immigrants' Rights Project, SF and NY
For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrants' Rights Project seeks legal interns for the fall of 2013.
OVERVIEW
The Immigrants' Rights Project is a national project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation with offices in New York and California. Using targeted impact litigation, advocacy and public outreach, the Project carries on the ACLU's historic commitment to protecting the civil rights and civil liberties of immigrants. In federal district and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, the Project conducts the nation's largest impact litigation program dedicated to defending and expanding the rights of immigrants, enforcing the guarantees of the Constitution, and achieving equal justice under the law.
The Project has focused on challenging laws that deny immigrants access to the judicial system, impose indefinite and mandatory detention, and constitute discrimination on the basis of "alienage" by governmental and private entities. Another critical area of work for the Project is challenging state and local anti-immigrant laws that target immigrants based on immigration status, encourage racial profiling, and divide communities. In addition, the Project has been challenging constitutional abuses that arise from immigration enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels, including litigation against worksite and home raids, and improper enforcement of federal immigration laws by local sheriffs. IRP's efforts in the enforcement arena seek to ensure the constitutional protections of the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments, combat racial profiling arising from actual or pretextual immigration enforcement that subjects immigrant communities to racism and hostility, and challenge government policies and practices that undermine or deny immigrants' ability to effectuate their existing legal rights.
Through its communications and public education efforts, the Project works to provide information about immigrants' rights to immigrant communities nationwide. The Project works with the English and non-English language media, immigrant advocacy organizations, and ACLU affiliates around the country to raise awareness in immigrant communities about their rights and about current and proposed immigration laws.
INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
The Project is offering Interns the opportunity to work on a variety of litigation projects. The Fall Legal Internship is part-time and requires a time commitment of 12-16 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. Arrangements can be made with the student's law school for a work/study stipend or course credit where available.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of one or more staff attorneys, interns will gain experience by working on the following:
*         Conducting legal research and factual investigation
*         Drafting memoranda, affidavits, and briefs
*         Providing assistance and advice to ACLU affiliates, private attorneys, and others who seek our help
*         Screening potential cases for litigation
*         Researching or drafting materials for public education
*         Performing other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Internship is open to all law students who have completed their first year of law school before the internship commences. Desired qualifications include:
*         Excellent research, analytical, writing and communication skills.
*         Commitment to civil liberties and immigrants' rights and an interest in working toward racial and social justice.
*         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and online legal research.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, a list of three references, and a transcript to hrjobsINCL at aclu.org<mailto:hrjobsINCL at aclu.org>  with reference "IRP - NY Fall 2013 Legal Internship/INCL" or "IRP - CA Fall 2013 Legal Internship/INCL" in the subject line to indicate the office where the internship placement is desired.
In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
Human Resources
RE: IRP-NY Fall 2013 Legal Internship/INCL (for NYC)
OR RE: IRP-CA Fall 2013 Legal Internship/INCL (for California)
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity and which location you are applying for.
Students are encouraged to submit application materials as early as possible, since decisions are made on a rolling basis.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage applicants who need accommodation in the application process to contact Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>. Correspondence sent to the Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org> address that is not related to accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."


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Fall 2013 Legal Internship-ACLUF National Prison Project, Washington, D.C.
Office: Legal Internships<http://www.aclu.org/careers/8>
Location: District of Columbia<http://www.aclu.org/careers/0/56>
March 4, 2013
FALL 2013 LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO LAW STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
National Prison Project, Washington, D.C.

For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The National Prison Project of the ACLU's National Office in Washington, D.C. seeks applicants for its Fall 2013 Legal Internship.

OVERVIEW
Founded in 1972 by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Prison Project (NPP) seeks to ensure constitutional conditions of confinement in prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, and immigration detention facilities. It seeks to promote prisoners' rights through class action litigation and public education. NPP priorities include reducing prison overcrowding, improving prisoner medical care, eliminating violence and maltreatment, and increasing oversight and accountability in prisons, jails, and other places of detention. The Project also coordinates a nationwide network of litigators, conducts training and public education conferences, and provides expert advice and technical assistance to local community groups and lawyers throughout the country.
The Project also works to challenge the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. This is an opportune moment to reform such policies. There is a growing consensus among criminal justice experts and policymakers that America's criminal justice system has relied too heavily on incarceration as the first and often only response for non-violent behavior that could better be addressed through other means. The population in American prisons and jails has tripled in the past 15 years and now approaches two and a half million. Facilities are overcrowded; medical systems are overwhelmed; work, education, and treatment programs are inadequate; and prison violence has increased. This failed experiment does not make us safer, it is not affordable, and it exacerbates the racial disparities that have long plagued the criminal justice system.
The Project, with a staff of seven lawyers, has fought and continues to fight unlawful prison conditions and practices through successful litigation on behalf of prisoners in more than 25 states. Since 1991, the Project has represented prisoners in five cases before the United States Supreme Court. It is the only organization litigating prison conditions of confinement nationwide on behalf of men, women, and juveniles. Currently, the Project represents over 50,000 prisoners housed in prisons and jails in 12 states, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
The Fall 2013 Legal Internship requires a 12-16 week commitment. The internship is part-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. Because this is an unpaid internship, students are highly encouraged to seek support for Public Interest Fellowship stipends. Arrangements can also be made with the student's educational institution for a work/study stipend or course credit.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The internship is designed to provide interns with the opportunity to learn about public interest law, with a prisoners' rights focus. Interns will work with the National Prison Project team, and gain hands on experience in all aspects of litigation work including but not limited to:
*         Conducting research on prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims.
*         Participating in discovery and motion practice.
*         Assisting in the drafting of motions and briefs.
*         Assisting with trials and appeals.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The internship is open to all law students. Applicants should possess:
*         Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
*         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including internet research.
*         Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion.
*         Demonstrated interest in social justice and legal issues.
*         A strong interest and commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, a resume, the names and telephone numbers of three references, and a legal writing sample of no more than ten pages to hrjobsINCL at aclu.org<mailto:hrjobsINCL at aclu.org> - reference [NPP Fall 2013 Legal Internship/INCL] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.

Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
Human Resources
RE: NPP Fall 2013 Legal Internship/INCL

American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage applicants who need accommodation in the application process to contact Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>. Correspondence sent to the Recruitment at aclu.org <mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org%20> address that is not related to accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."



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Spring/Summer 2013 Legal Internship-ACLUF Equality Center - Disability Rights Program, San Francisco, CA
Office: Legal Internships<http://www.aclu.org/careers/8>
Location: California<http://www.aclu.org/careers/0/10>
January 3, 2013
SPRING /SUMMER 2013 LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO LAW STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Equality Center - Disability Rights Program, San Francisco, CA
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Equality Center - Disability Rights Program of the ACLU's National Office San Francisco seeks applicants for a Spring/Summer 2013 Legal Internship.
OVERVIEW
The ACLU has a long history of defending the rights of people with disabilities. It played a major role in securing passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ACLU has battled discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS and stood up for the voting rights of persons with disabilities in the ongoing debate over electoral reform. It has fought to obtain adequate health care and access to services for prisoners with disabilities across the country. The ACLU also established the right to treatment for persons with mental illness who are involuntarily committed.
INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
The Internship requires a 10 to 16 week commitment. The internship may be full-time or part-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. Because this is an unpaid internship, students are highly encouraged to seek support for Public Interest Fellowship stipends. Arrangements can also be made with the student's law school for a work/study stipend or course credit.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES
The Legal Internship program is designed to provide an intern with the opportunity to learn about public interest law, with a disability rights focus. The intern will work closely with the Equality Center Disability Counsel. He/she will be expected to:
*         Conduct internet and other factual research and collaborate with staff in preparing background memoranda on selected policy issues.
*         Provide legal research and analysis.
*         Collect and analyze statistical and social science data for use in litigation and policy presentations.
*         Assist with outreach to disability organizations.
*         Assist with the development and maintenance of websites, materials and other public information pieces.
*         Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in law school, have completed their first year, and who possess the following:
*         Excellent research, writing and communications skills.
*         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including internet research.
*         Ability to work independently.
*         Experience with disability rights law, legislative lobbying, and personal experience with disability preferred.
*         Demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, a writing sample (no more than five pages in length), and the names and phone numbers of two references to hrjobsINCL at aclu.org<mailto:hrjobsINCL at aclu.org> - reference [2013 Legal Internship - Equality Center- Disability-INCL] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Disability Rights postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the receipt of application materials.

Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:

 Human Resources
RE: [2013 Legal Internship, Equality Center-Disability- INCL]
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004


Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.

Students are encouraged to submit application materials as early as possible, since decisions are made on a rolling basis.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage any applicants who need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."


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2013 Summer Legal Internship-ACLUF Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, DC
October 5, 2012
2013 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE TO LAW STUDENTS
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, DC
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief (PFRB) of the ACLU's National Office in Washington, DC invites applications for Legal Interns for the Summer of 2013.
OVERVIEW
The Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief was established by the ACLU in 2005. The Program is designed to help safeguard American constitutional principles by ensuring that laws and governmental practices neither promote religion nor interfere with its free exercise. The Program's goal is to preserve religious liberty through an integrated strategy of litigation, education, and public advocacy.
INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
The Summer 2013 Legal Internship requires a 10-12 week commitment and is full-time. Because this is an unpaid internship, students are highly encouraged to seek support for Public Interest Fellowship stipends. Arrangements can also be made with the student's law school for work/study stipends or course credit. Interns who do not secure funding will be eligible for a stipend provided by the Program.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The Summer Legal Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working closely with the Director, Staff Attorney and other staff of the Program. Interns will assist in all aspects of litigation, and will gain experience by :
*         Conducting legal research and factual investigation.
*         Drafting of memoranda, complaints, discovery materials, and briefs.
*         Assisting ACLU affiliates, private attorneys, governmental entities, and others who seek the ACLU's help.
*         Screening potential cases and researching or drafting materials for public education.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This Legal Internship is open to all law students who possess the following:
*         Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
*         The initiative to see projects through to completion.
*         The ability to work with a wide range of people.
*         A strong interest and commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the internship, a resume, three references, an official or unofficial transcript, and a legal writing sample, no more than 10 pages in length, via email to hrjobsINCL at ACLU.ORG<mailto:hrjobsINCL at ACLU.ORG> - reference [Summer 2013 PFRB Legal Internship-INCL] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:

 Human Resources
RE: Summer 2013 PFRB Legal Internship-INCL

American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004



Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.

Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage any applicants who need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."
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