• Participating in litigation at all levels of federal and state courts, including conducting legal and factual research, interviewing clients, drafting briefs and pleadings, and assisting in discovery and motion practice
  • Assisting in drafting amicus curiae briefs
  • Providing support for ACLU affiliate litigation
  • Serving as a resource for ACLU legislative and policy work
  • Advancing ACLU policy goals through public education and through organizing and participating in coalitions
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance
  • Commit to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts


  • J.D. (or an expectation of receiving one by the Spring of 2020)
  • Demonstrated commitment to public-interest law
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to self-start and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU


  • Knowledge of First and/or Fourth Amendment issues
  • Skill at performing complex legal analytical work
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team

The application deadline is November 15, 2019.


For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail benefits.hrdept@aclu.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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