GRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (EDIB) Team of the National ACLU Executive Department has an opening for a graduate intern in New York, NY (Remote).
The intern is a critical part of our EDIB work and acts as an integral part of our team. They are present in all staff meetings, have designated special projects, and lead discrete work.
The intern will gain valuable experience by working with the team on a wide variety of issues. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Increase awareness of the restorative inclusion program among staff by presenting workshops on conflict resolution, restorative practices and other topics as requested
- Facilitate restorative community building circles
- Administer restorative inclusion program assessment, create a report of findings, and make program recommendations
- Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
- Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
- Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the 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, disability and socio-economic circumstance
- Demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
The intern should be a masters, or graduate student with experience applying EDIB principles in the private sector, public sector, or non-profits. Interns should possess the following:
- A Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree in a related field is preferred. However, education does not take the place of robust/relevant work experience.
- An effective listener with high emotional intelligence and a highly collaborative style.
- Strong team building and management skills.
- Ability to deliver presentations to staff on topics such as trauma informed practice and restorative practices.
- Experience facilitating community building circles and response to harm conferences.
- Experience using bench-marking and data metrics to drive organizational change and accountability.
- Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, the ability to build trusting, productive relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated passion for EDIB work; deep knowledge, research, and best practices for organizations on equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
- Openness to a multi-faceted range of viewpoints; ability to engage with tough questions in a thoughtful and respectful manner and with a trauma-informed approach.
- A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social and racial justice.
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
- Valid work authorization for those seeking a stipend from the ACLU
- Location: Due to COVID-19 our offices are currently operating in reduced capacities. We plan to launch an internship program that offers a limited number of remote or hybrid intern positions. Candidates for this internship who are located in proximity to the NY office may opt to work with us in-person following a hybrid (part in-person and part-remote) schedule.
- Time Commitment: Summer internships require a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Full-time internships extend for a 10-week period and begin either May 30 or June 12, 2023.
- Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive course credit and are lawfully authorized to work. Students who receive outside funding are eligible for a partial stipend to bring their total funding up to the level of the ACLU’s stipend amount for that term, if applicable. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit. Below is the stipend breakdown by term:
- $18.57/hour forundergraduate students or equivalent experience and $21.42/hour for graduate and law students or equivalent experience.
Priority Application Deadline: March 13, 2023
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled, but priority review will be given to applications submitted on or before March 13, 2023.
ABOUT THE ACLU
The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union – beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.For over 100 years, the ACLU has worked 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 LGBTQ+ community, 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 cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.
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, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.
The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.
The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.