The Solomon & Seymour Fisher Civil Liberties Fellowship

Term: Summer

Provides funding to work at the New York Civil Liberties Union in NYC in a variety of areas including communications, advocacy, policy analysis, archives and development.

The Solomon & Seymour Fisher Civil Liberties Fellowship, which includes a stipend for each intern, runs for at least ten weeks during the summer, usually beginning in early June. Fellows will have a rare opportunity to contribute to the defense and expansion of the Bill of Rights.

The ACLU is a nationwide, non-profit, legal foundation established in 1920 to defend and expand the protections found in the Bill of Rights. With a national network of affiliate, project, regional, and national offices, and a paid legal staff of over 150 attorneys, the ACLU is one of the largest public interest law groups in the country.

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with six chapters and over 50,000 members statewide.

Internships at the New York Civil Liberties Union provide students with a great opportunity to organize and campaign around issues of civil liberties about which they are most passionate. These internships are intended to provide students with the knowledge, tools, skills, and experience that will help them in future challenges, professional goals, and careers in Activism, Organizing, Law, Civil Rights, etc. The NYCLU expects a great deal from its interns.


Interested students should login into LionShare and search for NYCLU. Questions about the LionShare application should be directed to Jennie Preis at the Columbia University Center for Career Education.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences
CC students only, First Year, Junior, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Public Service, Summer Opportunity

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020