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Location: District of Columbia
February 21, 2013
SPRING 2013 IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION Washington Legislative Office, 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) of the ACLU seeks applicants for the Spring 2013 Immigration Advocacy Internship in Washington, D.C. beginning in February 2013.
Founded in 1952, the Washington Legislative Office is responsible for advancing the civil liberties agenda of the national organization before Congress and the Executive Branch, as well as working with ACLU affiliates.
The Spring 2013 Immigration Advocacy Internship requires an 8-12 week commitment. The internship is part-time, with weekly hours that are negotiable. Since this is an unpaid internship, individuals are highly encouraged to seek funding from outside sources. Arrangements can be made with an educational institution for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Interns will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of immigration policy matters, including prosecutorial discretion and deferred action. Working closely with Lobbyists and Policy Counsel, interns will learn all aspects of legislative/policy advocacy, including but not limited
Researching the civil liberties implications of legislative proposals and tracking legislation.
Assisting in drafting testimony for Congressional hearings.
Attending hearings and preparing written reports.
Attending coalition meetings as necessary, as well as liaising with partners and ACLU affiliates.
Researching and drafting issue statements and blogs for posting on the ACLU's web page, newsletters and/or action alerts.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
This internship is open to recent graduates or students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program and will have completed at least their second year of college at the time the internship commences.
Applicants must possess:
Experience with immigration issues or working with immigrant communities.
Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
The ability to work independently and to see projects through to completion.
A commitment to civil liberties and demonstrated interest in immigrants' rights advocacy.
Proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 5-7 pages in length to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference Spring 2013 Immigration Advocacy Internship in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to this Immigration Advocacy Internship. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials
Applications may also be mailed
American Civil Liberties Union
RE: [Spring 2013 Immigration Advocacy Internship]
915 15th Street, NW - 6th Floor
Washington DC, 20005
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled.
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 need accommodations in the application process to contact Recruitment@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."