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Advocacy Intern - Spring 2023

Advocacy Interns will work to strengthen the organization’s relationships with grassroots groups in New York City with a focus on communities that are most impacted by surveillance and policing. They will learn how to establish and maintain relationships with local coalition and government partners, including the New York City Council and Mayor’s Office. Key projects will include creating advocacy materials for legislative campaigns and community-based education about surveillance, privacy, and discriminatory policing. Interns will also learn project management and tracking, using S.T.O.P.’s internal systems.

  • Current enrollment in (or recent graduation from) an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of New York communities and grassroots organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and phone skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and major research databases.
  • Clear passion for civil rights, privacy, or related technical fields.
  • Preferred (not required): relevant coursework and/or prior outreach or grassroots work.
  • Preferred (not required): minimum availability of 10 hours a week (Fall/Spring Semesters) or 20 hours a week (Summer Semester). Full time placements are always available.

To apply, please email a copy of your cover letter, CV, transcript, writing sample, and our DEI Questionnaire (combined as a single PDF document) to jobs [at] using subject: “Advocacy Intern”.

At this time, internship positions are unpaid and available for outside funding and college credit only. We are currently working towards a paid internship program for the future.