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.
The Democracy Program seeks to perfect the ideal of representative self-government by advocating for public policies and institutions that reflect a diverse, engaged, and energetic democracy. The Program collaborates with grassroots groups, advocacy organizations, and reform-minded government officials to promote policies that eliminate barriers to full and equal political participation.
Project areas include work on voting rights (including the rights of students and people with felony convictions); reform of election administration (including voter registration modernization, ballot design, and defensive work against photo ID and other practices likely to suppress the vote or have a disproportionate impact on communities of color); campaign finance reform at the federal, state, and local level; protecting the independence, impartiality, and integrity of the courts; eliminating partisan gerrymandering and other manipulations of electoral maps; combating efforts to undermine the fairness and integrity of the census; and efforts to shore up the rule of law.
The Brennan Center seeks a full-time Research & Program Associate to work in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, in our Washington, DC office. This position will report directly to attorneys in the D,C, office. The position’s likely focus will be campaign finance, voting, ethics, and rule of law issues.
Salary: $45,000-$55,500, commensurate with years of experience. Overtime (compensated at 1½ times the regular hourly rate) may be required before deadlines. Excellent benefits package. For more information about the Brennan Center, visit our website: www.brennancenter.org.
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