Policy & Advocacy Internship

  • Advocacy
  • New York, United States

Policy & Advocacy Internship

Job description

  • 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.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • 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.