Job Details

Legal Internship, Spring **

Company name

American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Feb 10, 2020

Valid Through

May 25, 2020

Posted on

Feb 25, 2019


Newark, NJ, United States

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Legal Internships
The intern will join Prisons unit. Will have the opportunity to contribute to a broad range of cutting-edge civil rights and liberties work. Work closely with the legal and legislative staff to conduct legal research, write legal memoranda, draft correspondence to government agencies, learn legislative advocacy techniques, and analyze pending state and local legislative proposals that impact civil rights and liberties in New Jersey. Also have the opportunity to attend oral arguments in major civil rights cases in state and federal court, and participate in lobbying state and federal elected officials on civil rights and liberties matters. Gain hands-on experience in applying constitutional theories and case law to legal problems, learning how to conduct factual investigation of complaints, and becoming familiar with administrative regulations and agency protocols. Also develop experience in non-litigation advocacy, including legislative, and organizing work. Must have academic standing as a 1st or 2nd year law student, a passion for civil liberties and civil rights, good interpersonal and analytical skills, and the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.

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Submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
PO Box 750
Newark, NJ 07101

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