New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Youth Programs Intern

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Job Location

New York, NY, United States

Job Description

Position: Youth Programs Intern

Department: Education Policy

Terms of Employment: Regular Full Time/Non-Exempt

Location: 55 Broadway, New York, NY 10005

Salary: $15/hour at 30 hours a week, 8 weeks total

Application Deadline: Until position is filled

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and seven offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information, please visit our website:


The NYCLU affirmatively values the humanity and contributions of those we work with, inside and outside of the organization; and will take action to build and sustain an equitable, anti-racist culture that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized and directly impacted people and communities, and an organizational environment where all people feel valued, trusted, and respected. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve and actively recruit people of color, women, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people.


The Youth Programs Intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Youth Programs to support the Education Policy Center's Youth Programs Team. This will include programs such as the Teen Activist Project, the Student Ambassadors program, and the Campus Organizing Leadership Program. The Education Policy Center is a continuation of the NYCLU's decades-long commitment to advance civil liberties in schools and other institutions that serve young people. We work to ensure public schools and institutions that serve young people in New York empower students, treat them fairly and equally, and create safe environments for them to learn and grow. The Education Policy Center works on issues of the school-to-prison pipeline, environmental justice, adolescent health, and more. The Youth Programs Intern will work on a varied range of tasks to support the programming and administration of the Education Policy Center.


  • Support NYCLU's youth programs by setting up for events, tracking attendance, scheduling meetings and program recruitment;
  • Assist staff in the planning, scheduling, and completion of meetings, events, and legislative appointments;
  • Draft, edit, and publish content on Youth Instagram;
  • Update NYCLU public education materials, as needed;
  • Identify and track legislation and coordinate with program staff;
  • Coordinate mailing and keeping stock of various materials;
  • Compile, edit, and draft communications;
  • Support campaigns and programs with general research;
  • Maintain and update list of contacts for New York City and New York State, including lists of school principals, guidance counselors, youth-serving organizations, and more;
  • Additional responsibilities as needed.


  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to developing and maintaining effective relationships with others, including relating well to people from different backgrounds and diverse perspectives;
  • Results-oriented with demonstrated ability to track progress and meet goals;
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized;
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and complete on-time multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the organization, and a passion for civil rights and social justice;


Please submit your resume and cover letter that includes your unique qualifications for this position, and where or how you learned of this job posting via . If feasible, please submit these materials as a single PDF.

The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve.

The NYCLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

This position may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.


Location: New York, New York, US

Posted Date: 3/19/2023
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March 19, 2023
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