Organization: Southern Poverty Law Center
Seeking: Public Affairs Manager
Their Mission: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. The SPLC was founded to ensure that the promises of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since their founding in 1971, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten. The SPLC lawsuits have toppled institutional racism in the South, bankrupted some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups and won justice for exploited workers, abused prison inmates, disabled children and other victims of discrimination
Organization: Brennan Center for Justice
Seeking: Economics Research Fellow, Justice Program
Their Mission: The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group — the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.
Organization: Brave New Foundation
Seeking: Communications Director
Their Mission: The vision of Brave New Foundation is an open democratic society that encourages rigorous debate, opportunity and justice for all. They aim to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference.
Check our career center for more job listings: www.civilrights.org/career_center
Compiled by Gabriella Ramel, a Spring 2013 intern