Position is full-time based in New York, NY.
Will conduct research and analysis of federal, state, and local government policies, and prepare fact sheets, summaries, and comment letters.
Key issues include hate crimes, bullying, profiling, discrimination (including employment based discrimination), and civic engagement impacting the Sikh American community.
Must be at least a college undergraduate senior to apply. Graduate students strongly preferred, including JD’s. Applicant must have a degree related to Politics, Government, Public Administration, Policy, or Law.
Strong writing and oral communication skills are imperative.
Keen interest in civil rights.
Candidates should have initiatives, be highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and attentive to detail. Ability to conduct legal research and analysis is a plus.
Commitment to teamwork, good interpersonal skills, can-do positive attitude, and professional etiquette.
Writing sample not to exceed 4 pages to demonstrate either legal analysis, advocacy strategy, and/or policy analysis (Applications without a writing sample will not be considered).
This is a volunteer position and relocation assistance will not be provided. A stipend of up to $1000 covering transportation, meal, and other living related expenses will be provided.
The Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization advocating for civil and human rights. In particular, we work towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith.
The Sikh Coalition is both a national and grassroots organization with our national office in New York City and remote staff across the country. We have talented staff that is committed to social justice and has a long record of achievement in pursuit of justice.
For more information about the Sikh Coalition, please visit www.sikhcoalition.org.