New York Civil Liberties Union


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

Application Deadline:

Rolling deadline until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately.Second-year law students should apply as soon as possible. We will not review applications from first-year law students until January 6, 2020, so first-year law students are encouraged to apply by then.

 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 2020 internships. 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. Please submit your resume, a cover letter describing why you are interested in a summer internship at the NYCLU (no more than 10 pages, ideally fewer) to https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/169481/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/2020-Law-Student-Internship.  

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.

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