Interns will have the opportunity to support the Campaign’s efforts in researching state criminal justice reform efforts, preparing advocacy and public education materials, and supporting general administrative and clerical work. There will be opportunities to attend and observe substantive meetings, events, and conversations on the Campaign for Smart Justice program and broader ACLU work. The internship position is based in the Campaign for Smart Justice’s New York City headquarters and is supervised by the Advocacy & Policy Counsel of the Campaign. The internship is part-time with weekly hours that are negotiable and typically requires a 10-12 week commitment.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Campaign for Smart Justice team on the following:
  • Providing event and intranet support; and assisting in affiliate correspondence
  • Conducting criminal justice reform and polling research; drafting memorandum; and preparing advocacy and public education materials
  • Tracking criminal justice reform issues and initiatives on the web; drafting internal newsletter to keep staff up-to-date, and coordinating smart justice newsletters
  • General administrative and clerical work, including updating data spreadsheets, filing, photocopying, shipping, and mailing, coordinating meetings, drafting routine correspondence
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
  • Other duties as assigned
Interns should possess the following:
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and conducting internet research
  • The initiative to see projects through to completion
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
  • The ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented, and highly organized.
  • A commitment to civil liberties, civil right, and social justice

The internship is unpaid, interns are expected to work 10 - 15 hours a week. 

To apply send a short introduction and a resume to Elizer Darris at

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