ACLU of Northern California

The ACLU-NC is an affiliate of a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. For most of the last century, it has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state.

Our mission is to ensure that Constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper, but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made. We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms.

We are the resistance. Join us. 

Current Job Openings



Fall 2022 Criminal Justice Program Internship
San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno
Fall 2022 Democracy & Civic Engagement Internship
San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno
Fall 2022 Technology & Civil Liberties Internship
San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno
Intake Counselor - Volunteer
San Francisco, CA