YFEP Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

minimum 40 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



19 Fulton Street
Suite 407
New York
United States


For over 40 years, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has advanced its mission to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms.


Our alliance of more than 50 national non-profits, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups, engages in direct advocacy and education to support First Amendment principles.


NCAC’s Youth Free Expression Program is looking for a summer intern to assist with program development. The YFEP intern will help in the planning and facilitation of a workshop series for middle and high school students. The intern will also assist with reporting on the Kids’ Right to Read Project, YFEP’s signature initiative to combat book censorship in schools.


The ideal candidate should be a college student with a strong interest in free expression, education and/or civic engagement. This internship presents an opportunity to learn about the myriad ways the First Amendment is threatened in schools, support actual free speech advocacy, and engage young activists in exercising their right to free expression.


The intern will work a minimum of 40 hours per week. All internships are unpaid and eligible for credit.


Primarily, the intern’s tasks will include to:

  • Research and assist with updating NCAC resources on protest and islamophobia
  • Assist with developing workshops on free expression and social activism for middle and high school students; co-facilitate pilot workshop at the end of internship as part of BBW
  • Write at least one blog post per month
  • Assist with organizing of Banned Book Week events

How To Apply


We ask that applicants provide a resume, cover letter and short writing sample no more than 1000 words.