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”