Undergraduate Internship – Office of the President
Brennan Center for Justice - New York, NY

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The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution - part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group - the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector. We are seeking interns to provide administrative and research support to staff in our New York office in the Office of the President.

Responsibilities: All interns will assist with general administrative, research and clerical work for the Brennan Center, including filing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, coordinating meetings, drafting routine correspondence and covering the reception desk. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend and observe substantive meetings, events, and conversations on program work. In addition to administrative and reception duties, specific responsibilities for the Office of the President include: • Communications —drafting research memos for President ’s media appearances • Development —preparing packets and materials for donor and funder meetings • Events —providing assistance with the Brennan Center Jorde Symposium and other events administered by the Office of the President • Special projects —providing research and administrative assistance with the President ’s special policy and writing projects The job is great experience for undergraduates interested in not-for-profit management and the general workings of a national, multi-faceted not-for-profit organization. Qualifications: The ideal candidates are independent self-starters; detail-oriented; flexible; punctual; and highly organized.

Interns must also have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as a passion for our issues. Experience with Windows XP, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is a must. Database experience is very helpful. Must be open to evolving responsibilities.

The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated. To Apply: Please send as one document, a cover letter and resume. No phone calls, please. Hours: 15-25 hours per week, from March-May 2013.

Pay: $11.00 per hour. Deadline: February 11, 2013. Decisions will be made by mid-February and details of the internship will be finalized by the end of February.

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