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Summer 2018 Development and Events Internship

The Solomon & Seymour Fisher Civil Liberties Fellowship will provide funding for a Columbia College undergraduate to work during the summer at the New York Civil Liberties Union in New York City. 

The fellowship which includes a stipend for each intern runs for at least ten weeks during the summer. Fellows will have a rare opportunity to contribute to the defense and expansion of the Bill of Rights.

The ACLU is a nationwide, non-profit, legal foundation established in 1920 to defend and expand the protections found in the Bill of Rights. With a national network of affiliate, project, regional, and national offices, and a paid legal staff of over 150 attorneys, the ACLU is one of the largest public interest law groups in the country.

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with six chapters and over 50,000 members statewide.

Internships at the New York Civil Liberties Union provide students with a great opportunity to organize and campaign around issues of civil liberties about which they are most passionate. These internships are intended to provide students with the knowledge, tools, skills, and experience that will help them in future challenges, professional goals, and careers in Activism, Organizing, Law, Civil Rights, etc. The NYCLU expects a great deal from its interns.

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, seeks a thoughtful and detail-oriented development and events intern with strong writing, research, planning and organizational skills. The ideal candidates will be motivated, deadline driven and adept at balancing and prioritizing a variety of tasks.

About the NYCLU

The NYCLU is one of the nation’s foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with nine chapters and regional offices and approximately 170,000 members across the state. Our mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the federal and state constitutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Development & Events Intern will assist the Development Officer, Events, in all aspects of event planning for annual cultivation and fundraising events, as well as support the Development team with other activities, including individual giving, foundation relations and internal/office projects as needed.  

Event-related duties may include but are not limited to: sending event invitations and gathering RSVP’s, prospect research, vendor research and communications, sponsorship outreach and tracking, calls to potential attendees or supporters, collaborating with key staff to develop program content, generating progress reports, compiling materials for event presentations and onsite event logistics.

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 or sexual orientation. We are committed to having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the population that we serve at all levels within the organization.