Graduate Positions

FELLOWSHIP HOST OPPORTUNITY

(EXTERNAL FUNDING NEEDED)

Fellows Make a semester or year-long commitment to work on behalf of S.T.O.P.’s clients and fight discriminatory surveillance. In addition to short-term assignments, fellows will complete at least one significant research during their tenure. S.T.O.P.’s work includes a unique mix of criminal, civil, and administrative matters, ranging from challenges to discriminatory NYPD policies, to civil follow-on litigation for victims of hate crimes, and representation in national security investigations.

Qualifications:

  • Some experience with one or more of the following: federal litigation; FOIA/FOIL litigation; First Amendment; immigration law; cyber law, Section 1983 litigation; class action litigation; and/or national security law.

  • Stellar research and writing skills.

  • Comfort with Microsoft Office, Outlook, other productivity tools 

  • Clear passion for civil rights, privacy, or related technical fields.

  • Preference given to students who have taken constitutional law, administrative law, and/or federal courts.

  • 3L law students and recent graduates only.

  • Full Time placements required.

Candidates must secure their own external funding

To apply, please email a copy of your cover letter, CV, transcript, and writing sample to info [at] stopspying.org with a subject: “2020 Legal Fellow”


Civil Rights Intern/Extern - Law Students

Legal Services Interns carry out a broad mix of direct legal services, impact litigation, research, and government affairs engagement. Our work includes a unique mix of criminal, civil, and administrative matters, ranging from challenges to discriminatory NYPD policies, to civil follow-on litigation for victims of hate crimes, and representation in national security investigations.

Qualifications:

  • Some experience with one or more of the following: federal litigation; FOIA/FOIL litigation; First Amendment; immigration law; cyber law, Section 1983 litigation; class action litigation; and/or national security law.

  • Current or recent undergraduate / graduate student.

  • Stellar research and writing skills.

  • Comfort with Microsoft Office, Outlook, other productivity tools 

  • Clear passion for civil rights, privacy, or related technical fields.

  • Preference given to students who have taken constitutional law, administrative law, and/or federal courts.

  • All law students are welcome to apply; preference is given to 2Ls and 3Ls.

  • Preferred (not required): minimum availability of 10 hours a week (Fall/Spring Semesters) or 20 hours a week (Summer Semester). Full time placements are always available.

To apply, please email a copy of your cover letter, CV, transcript, and writing sample to info [at] stopspying.org with a subject: “Civil Rights Intern”


COMPUTER SCIENCE Intern/Extern

Computer Science interns will gain hands-on experience using technology to empower activism and fight for civil rights. Interns will help S.T.O.P. educate the public on cutting edge technologies like facial recognition, machine learning, and neural networks. They will also develop web presence and automation integrations, potentially contributing code to ongoing technical activism projects.

Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in (or recent graduation from) an undergraduate or graduate computer science program.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and major research databases.

  • Working knowledge of web technologies such as: AWS, GCP, Cloudflare

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Clear passion for civil rights, privacy, or related technical fields.

  • Preferred (not required): technical understanding of current and proposed surveillance tools (e.g. ISMI Catchers “Stingrays”, Facial Recognition, Biometrics ID, etc.)

  • Preferred (not required): experience with AI modeling tools/technologies and python

  • Preferred (not required): experience with back-end web application development

  • Preferred (not required): minimum availability of 10 hours a week (Fall/Spring Semesters) or 20 hours a week (Summer Semester). Full time placements are always available.

To apply, please email a copy of your cover letter, CV, transcript, and writing sample to info [at] stopspying.org with a subject: “Computer Science Intern”