Center for Constitutional Rights

About Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, we have taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach.

Too often, the law supports systems of power that violate our most fundamental rights and prevent people from living with dignity. We use creative and aggressive legal strategies against the most virulent forms of oppression to push the law to meet the demands of justice. Our advocacy work complements litigation to build power where it’s most needed, among communities who have been pushed to the margins. Through strategic communications, we shift the dominant narratives that normalize rights violations and increase public support for our efforts.

Our approach is holistic, fearless, and relentless. By partnering with communities fighting for social justice and centering their struggles for liberation, we are able to transform systems, policies, and public narratives.


Legal and Advocacy Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 New York City, NY
“Though I worked remotely all summer, the staff made an incredible effort to make me feel connected to the organization and project teams. CCR is an incredible place to work because everyone around you is thoughtful and intentional about the work they are doing and how the identities they hold inform their individual and collective action. Moreover, I had a fair amount of input on what my assignments would be. My curiosity led my work, and my supervisor was very supportive of me going outside my comfort zone to be able to learn and grow. By the end of the summer, I had gained the confidence and knowledge to be presenting at all staff meetings and interfacing with plaintiffs and co-counsel. Every step of the way, I was met with support and surrounded by people that I deeply admire. ”

Communications Intern,

June 2019 - August 2019 New York City, NY
“Being in New York was a great experience overall and also being able to design collateral for them ranging from banners to t-shirts gave me great experience.”
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