Organization: PolicyLink –Washington DC
Seeking: Director for Legislative & Government Affairs
Mission: PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®.
Lifting Up What Works is their way of focusing attention on how people are working successfully to use local, state, and federal policy to create conditions that benefit everyone, especially people in low-income communities and communities of color. They share their findings and analysis through their publications, website and online tools, convenings, national summits, and in briefings with national and local policymakers. Their work is grounded in the conviction that equity—just, fair, and green inclusion—must drive all policy decisions.
Organization: American Civil Liberties Union – New York
Seeking: Fall 2014 National Security Fellowship-ACLUF National Security Project
Mission: The ACLU is the nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. These rights include: your First Amendment Rights, equal protection under the law, due process, and privacy. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
Organization: Appleseed –Washington DC
Seeking: Communications Associate
Mission: A nonprofit network of 17 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform.
Compiled by Tamera Willis, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern