SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
DATA & ANALYTICS, NY
The Digital, Tech & Analytics Department of the National ACLU Data & Analytics Team has openings for undergraduate or graduate interns in New York.
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.
Interns complete discrete projects that support our work with a variety of teams including advocacy (e.g. creating analytics tools and conducting electoral analyses), development/engagement teams (e.g. by building dashboards and creating benchmarking metrics) as well as the infrastructure side of our team (e.g. setting up data pipelines and workflows). We also see the internship program as an opportunity to build our hiring pipeline for future roles, and to create members of the data science and analytics community who are focused on and prepared to use those skills to advance social justice & the ACLU's mission after they complete their internships.
- Time Commitment: The internship requires a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Internships are a 10-week period. Summer interns are expected to start on June 1 or June 22
- Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Helping to build analytical tools, including dashboards for internal partners
- Conducting quantitative analyses
- Collecting, cleaning, and joining datasets from diverse sources
- Interpreting the results of analyses for non-technical audiences
- Presenting work internally and to stakeholders on other teams
- Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students in a quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Econometrics, Economics, Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science) or with significant quantitative coursework (e.g., Statistics, Computer Programming, Linear Algebra). Interns should possess the following:
- Familiarity with Python, R, SQL, or similar analytics and programming languages a plus
- Familiarity with Looker, Tableau, or other visualization tools a plus
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Passion for civil liberties and civil rights
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
- Commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice.
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
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