Posted on August 17, 2012
Stop and Frisk Watch Internship
New York Civil Liberties Union
New York Civil Liberties Union - Stop and Frisk Watch Internship
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with 48,000 members statewide and eight offices.
The Advocacy Department
The Advocacy Department develops and executes public advocacy campaigns to further the NYCLU’s mission to defend and promote civil liberties and civil rights throughout New York State. The department influences public policy through grassroots organizing, public education, coalition building, online activism and direct lobbying of lawmakers.
Summary of the Position
The NYCLU is seeking law students to participate in NYCLU’s work combating stop-and-frisk abuses by the NYPD. In June 2012, the NYCLU unveiled “Stop and Frisk Watch,” a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct. The app allows bystanders to fully document police encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress.
Students will be responsible for reviewing video submissions from the app for examples of police misconduct, sorting and storing video data, and following up on videos that depict possible wrongdoing.
Schedule/hours requirements: Flexible (10 hours/wk)
Length of assignment: Fall 2012 Semester
Email a letter of interest and resume with the subject heading “Stop & Frisk Watch Advocacy Intern” to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
The NYCLU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbians and gay men, and transgender persons to apply.