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Spring 2020 Undergraduate Intern, Executive

Organization Name: American Civil Liberties Union
Job Post Date: 26 Nov 2019
Job Terms: Intern

Job Description

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 Executive Department of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City has an opening for an Executive Spring Internship starting in January, 2020. Assisting with program development for the 2020 Advocacy Institute, which takes place in DC in July 2020. The intern will help track and execute event components (e.g., tech needs for rally in front of US Capitol), as well as advise our team on program decisions from the perspective of a college student (valuable insight that's in line with the make-up of our target audience).


The Spring 2020 Undergraduate Internship requires a semester-long commitment and can be full-time or part-time with a minimum commitment of 21 hours per week. A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit.


Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the executive team. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Following up with vendors for event production
Inviting partner organizations to attend networking event (and tracking RSVPs)
Participate in team meetings for program design
Other duties as assigned


The internship is open to students who have completed their first year of an undergraduate degree. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the ACLU. Applicants should possess:

Experience with advocacy or event planning
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
The initiative to see projects through to completion
Commitment to civil liberties and to the work of 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.

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 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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Job Post Online Expiration: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 08:18pm


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