ABOUT THE JOB
- 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
- J.D. (or an expectation of receiving one by the Spring of 2021)
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- 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, disability and socio-economic circumstance
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
- Skill at performing complex legal analytical work
- Demonstrated commitment to public-interest law
- Excellent legal research, writing, and communication skills
- Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team
- Ability to self-start and excellent interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of First and/or Fourth Amendment issues is preferred, but not required
We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to those who submit applications by October 31, 2020. Recommenders can send letters of recommendation to HRJobsSPT@aclu.org.
ABOUT THE ACLU
For 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.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. 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, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.
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 email@example.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.