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Posted by Willy Franzen on March 25, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Summer 2015 Legal Internship-ACLUF Immigrants Rights Project New York and California Offices||New York|
|Fall 2014 Undergraduate Internship-ACLUF Racial Justice Program, New York||New York|
|Fall 2014 Undergraduate Internship-ACLUF Immigrants Rights Project, SF and NY||New York|
|2014 Fall Legal Internship-ACLUF Criminal Law Reform Project, NY||New York|
|Fall 2014 Undergraduate Internship||United States|
|African American Religious Affairs Program Assistant||Washington, DC|
|Development Internship||Washington, DC|
|Fall 2014 Legal Internship-ACLU Washington Legislative Office||Washington, DC|
|Fall 2014 Undergraduate Internship-ACLUF National Prison Project, Washington, D.C.||Washington, DC|
|Fall 2014 Legal Internship||United States|
Think back to your favorite 90s sitcom. Odds are that there was an episode where your favorite main character was bored to death by some teacher trying to teach him or her about the Constitution. Your favorite character was completely unengaged until some major life event (usually artificially created by the brilliant teacher) came up that made the Constitution super relevant. I can already picture the specific Boy Meets World and Saved by the Bell episodes. Since those tv shows don’t actually teach much about the Constitution, we need our kids to have similar real life experiences. That’s what Constitutional Rights Foundation provides. They’re a Los Angeles, CA based non-profit that aims “to instill in our nation’s youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society.” This is really important stuff–we can’t just expect future generations to learn it from watching reruns on tv.
As we learned from tv, you can’t just teach kids that civic participation is important. You need to show them the why and how. That’s what Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Programs are all about. One of the cooler things that CRF does is the Expanding Horizons Internships program. It takes Los Angeles high school students and puts them to work on constitutionally relevant projects at the city’s “most prestigious law firms, corporations, and non-profit organizations.” This just one of many great programs, so I highly recommend that you browse through them all to get a more complete understanding of how CRF goes about pursuing its mission. If you’re a Constitution lover and you want to pass it along to a younger generation, check out Constitutional Rights Foundation’s jobs on Idealist. Right now they’re looking for an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager. It looks like it could be a great fit for a new or recent grad.
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