UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

 
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LEGAL SERVICES

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:

  • 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.

  • Preferred (not required): relevant coursework and/or prior legal office work.

  • 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.

Email applications (cover letter, CV, transcript, and writing sample combined as a single PDF document) to info [at] stopspying.org using subject: “Legal Services Intern” or via Handshake.


Media / Communications

Media / Communications Interns will learn how to implement print, broadcast, and social media strategies.  Interns will learn how to draft media advisories and press releases and how to conduct press conferences.  Interns will also, when viable, accompany STOP staff to interviews, respond to breaking news, and also develop STOP long-term media plan. 

Qualifications:

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

  • Strong research and writing skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and phone skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and major research databases.

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

  • Preferred (not required): relevant coursework and/or prior communications or graphic design work.

  • 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.

Email applications (cover letter, CV, transcript, and writing sample combined as a single PDF document) to info [at] stopspying.org using subject: “Media Intern” or via Handshake.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Community Outreach Interns will learn how to engage with the communities most directly impacted by surveillance.  They will learn how to establish and maintain relationships with local coalition and government partners, including the New York City Council and Mayor’s Office.  Key projects will focus on civic engagement and community-based education about surveillance, privacy, and discriminatory policing.  Interns will also learn project management and tracking, using S.T.O.P.’s internal systems.

Qualifications:

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

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Understanding of New York communities and grassroots organizations.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and phone skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and major research databases.

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

  • Preferred (not required): relevant coursework and/or prior outreach or grassroots work.

  • 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.

Email applications (cover letter, CV, transcript, and writing sample combined as a single PDF document) to info [at] stopspying.org using subject: “Community Outreach Intern” or via Handshake.

NONPROFIT DEVELOPMENT

Nonprofit Development Interns will through hands-on assignments in nonprofit development and management. Interns will benefit from hands-on coaching on grant writing, donor prospects, solicitation, and strategic planning. Interns will hone their writing skills by drafting reports detailing S.T.O.P. recent accomplishments and planned growths.

Qualifications:

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

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and grants research databases

  • Stellar research and writing skills

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

  • Preferred (not required): relevant coursework and/or prior development, fundraising, or grantwriting experience.

  • 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.

Email applications (cover letter, CV, transcript, and writing sample combined as a single PDF document) to info [at] stopspying.org using subject: “Development Intern” or via Handshake.


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