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Spring/Summer Undergraduate Internship - Human Resources

American Civil Liberties Union

Spring/Summer Undergraduate Internship - Human Resources

New York, NY
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship - Human Resources, NY Office: National Offices, New York, NY Location: New York January 3, 2019 SPRING/SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY American Civil Liberties Union Human Resources Department, NY For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nations guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether its ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for women and the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, 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 and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individuals rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction. INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW The Human Resources Department of the ACLUs National Office in New York City is seeking applicants for a spring 2019 internship. This internship is for rising undergraduate juniors or seniors or equivalent interested in business or Human Resources careers in the non-profit space. Interns will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fast-paced, team environment where they can expect to gain meaningful hands-on experience on a broad range of HR activities. Based on the candidates background and interests, they will be matched to a role within the HR department in benefits, operations, recruitment, or innovation. The internship is part-time and requires a semester-long commitment. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Assisting with executing employee activities and engagement events - Assisting with the creation and updating of processes, procedures and materials - Updating and maintaining databases and files - Posting positions to job boards and websites and performing related follow-up - Assisting with special projects as needed EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS - Excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite - Strong attention to detail - Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment - Highly motivated and organized - Authorization to work in the United States - Interest in civil rights and civil liberties and commitment to the mission of the ACLU HOW TO APPLY Please send a cover letter describing your interest, including any relevant life or work experience; a current resume; the details of your availability; and a list of three references to Reference [Human Resources Spring 2019 Internship] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Human Resources postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice. The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. 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 undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Correspondence sent to this address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply. The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ACLU.

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