SUMMER 2020 GRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
COMMUNICATIONS (RESEARCH), NY
The National ACLU Research Team has an opening for a graduate intern 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.
This intern will provide critical support on interdepartmental-research projects, specifically related to supporting qualitative and quantitative data collection and analyses. Also their work would support the ongoing development and maintenance of ACLU's policy research program by helping to track our impact, effectively communicate findings, and stay up to date on current research literature.
- 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:
- Support the evaluation research study of ACLU's Summer Advocacy Institute
- Assist with development and implementation of research measures, such as interviews and questionnaires
- Provide support for focus group research, including assisting with facilitation and analyses
- Help manage database of research literature, including conducting literature searches and reviews
- Assist with development and tracking of impact metrics related to ACLU research publications
- Provide other support to policy research program as needed, such as copy editing, presentation development, report writing, data management, and logistical support
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Interns should possess the following:
- Current graduate student in the social or behavioral sciences (e.g. sociology, education, public health,
psychology), doctoral student preferred
- Training and experience in qualitative research and analyses methods (quantitative methods a plus)
- Knowledge and background in youth development and/or education issues
- Interest in working in applied research at a non-profit, civil rights organization
- Strong attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and google products (e.g. google sheets), comfort in using technology, such as video conferencing, or willingness to learn new technologies
- Demonstrate a commitment working in an office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, record of arrest or conviction
- A 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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