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Summer 2024 Undergraduate Internships, NY & DC

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.


We are seeking interns to provide administrative and clerical support to staff in our New York and Washington D.C. offices for summer 2024 semester for the following departments/programs:

  • Communications (NY)
  • Events (NY)
  • Development (NY)
  • Democracy (NY & DC)
  • Justice (NY)
  • Liberty & National Security (NY & DC)


These internships are only open to current undergraduate students and is in-person.


The Brennan Center is committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. We continuously work with our staff to find new ways to increase diversity and to build and cultivate an inclusive and equitable work environment, where everyone can be their true self and feel a strong sense of belonging. As such, we seek to hire employees who have a commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, we expect employees to participate/contribute with DEI initiatives or activities with recruitment, retention, and workplace culture. 


Hours: Monday – Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm EST) 


Pay: $17.00 per hour 


Duration: May 28th – August 2nd (10 weeks) 


Application Deadline: December 8, 2023 


To Apply: Please visit and upload the listed materials for the job(s) you are interested in.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested students to apply early, as the position will be filled once qualified candidates are found. No phone calls, please.


Note: The Brennan Center is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and visitors. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees working in the New York and Washington, DC offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including having a booster, or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.