Fall 2020 Nadine Strossen National Security Fellowship, National Security Projec
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Fall 2020 Nadine Strossen National Security Fellowship, National Security Project Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 9136460
Location: New York, New York Date Posted: 11/19/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Fundraising
Job Code: 4521501002

Job Description:


  • Conduct legal research and analysis and develop theories to support new litigation projects

  • Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, declarations, motions, and briefs

  • Interview potential witnesses and clients

  • Participate in discovery and trial practice as opportunities arise

  • Draft and edit public education and non-litigation advocacy materials

  • Provide support and assistance to ACLU affiliates

  • Help manage the summer legal internship program and supervise student interns

  • Engage in public speaking and attend meetings and/or conferences as needed

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance

  • Commit to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts


  • J.D. from a U.S. law school (or expected to receive a J.D. by the spring of 2020)

  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and civil liberties

  • Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct complex legal analysis and fact-finding

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as within a team

  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, manage a variety of tasks, and see projects through to completion

  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU


  • Experience, through personal connection or work experience, working with marginalized communities whose civil rights and liberties are harmed by discriminatory or abusive national security policies

  • Knowledge of and interest in civil liberties issues related to national security

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.


For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it's ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.

The ACLU 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.

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: American Civil Liberties Union, Inc Company Type:
Company: American Civil Liberties Union, Inc

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