SUMMER 2020 LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
The National Political Advocacy Department of the National ACLU Democracy Division has an opening for a Legal Internship in Washington, DC.
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities 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, advancing racial justice, 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 and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.
The intern will be primarily working with the National Political Advocacy Department on federal and state voting rights issues.
- Time Commitment: The internship requires a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Internships are a 10-week period. Summer interns are expected to start on June 1 or June 22
- Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Interns will gain valuable experience by working with the team on a wide variety of issues. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Track, research, and analyze federal and state policy and issue developments related to voting and elections
- Assist in state-based voting campaigns, including research on the impact of certain voting reforms, analyze policy, and monitor state legislative activity
- Handling special projects as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Interns should possess the following:
- Preferably a law student who has completed at least one year of law school before the start of the internship
- Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills
- Preference for individuals with demonstrated interest in voting rights.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
- A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice.
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
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