Wednesday, September 17, 2014
PAID Youth Internship with New York Civil Liberties Union
(Below is from the NYCLU)
As the 2014-15 school year begins, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is once again seeking teens to join the Teen Activist Project (TAP)! The NYCLU’s paid youth program works on a wide range of social justice issues and is ideal for students interested in health care, law, social justice, and community organizing. Please consider sharing this opportunity with youth in your networks.PDF application HERE
TAP meets weekly in lower Manhattan, and brings together teens from all over the NYC area to discuss civil liberties issues, such as students’ rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech, healthcare access rights – and more. TAP members work together to plan and execute a project on a social justice issue of their choice; last year’s final project was a photo essay about activism around NYC. The program offers students opportunities to meet and work with professionals on civil liberties issues, lobby city and state legislators, sharpen their public speaking skills, teach their peers important information about their rights, and much more.
To qualify to participate, applicants must be 14 to 21 years old and in a New York City high school or a GED program. Our meetings are held at the NYCLU’s offices at 125 Broad Street in Manhattan and take place on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 PM. Youth who join are expected to remain in the program for the length of the school year. TAP members receive $9.00 per hour or community service hours.
If you know youth who may be interested in applying to TAP, please pass on the attached application or direct them to apply via our website at www.nyclu.org/tap. Please be aware that this is a competitive position and we have a policy of selecting no more than two students from the same school or program.
Applications are due in our office by Friday, September 26th. Late applications may be disqualified, and interviews will take place the week of October 6th or 13th.