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Volunteer or Intern with the ACLU of Utah

The ACLU of Utah, chartered in 1958, is a non-partisan non-profit organization that operates through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at both the state and local levels to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. Our work is based on those principles outlined in the Bill of Rights and our priorities include: Participatory Democracy; Racial Justice; Immigrants' Rights; Religious Liberty & Freedom of Belief; and Privacy & Technology. In addition, we continue our commitment to reform the Utah criminal justice system, protect the First Amendment, reproductive freedoms, and equality for all.

Because of limited resources and small staff, we often rely on dedicated volunteers and interns to assist us in fulfilling our important work. Our volunteers and interns provide an important service to our organization and we strive to make the experience beneficial for them as well. Our intern positions are unpaid, but we are willing to work with your school to help you obtain credit.

To apply for a volunteer or intern position please fill out our application so that we may understand your skills, interests and availability. This should be submitted with a cover letter, updated resume, three professional or academic references, and a writing sample. To ask for more information about one of the positions below, please click on the appropriate link to send an email.

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Legal Intern

Legal interns are law students who play an integral role in our legal department and will work closely with ACLU and cooperating attorneys. Duties might include: legal & policy research; drafting memoranda, affidavits and briefs; review complaint intake and conduct follow up investigation including interviews with clients. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Paralegal Intern or Legal Intake Volunteer

Paralegal Interns and Legal Intake Volunteers assist our legal department and legal interns. Duties might include: legal research; writing of reports, memos, updates for our website and social media platforms; internal legal filing; complaint intake processing and interviewing prospective clients. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Legislative, Policy and Advocacy Intern

Legislative, Policy and Advocacy interns work closely with ACLU of Utah staff on a variety of projects or campaigns. Duties might include: research & drafting of memos on legislative and policy issues; drafting updates for blogs, web pages and social media; attending legislative meetings and public events. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.l >> 

Communications / Outreach / Office Volunteer or Intern

The Communications/Outreach/Office volunteer or intern will work closely with ACLU of Utah staff on a variety of projects. Duties might include: Organizing and preparing logistics for ACLU of Utah participation in community events including the Pride Festival & Parade; drafting updates for the website, blogs and social media; assisting with preparation for the annual Youth Activist Scholarship outreach; archiving & filing. HTML & web design helpful. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

General Volunteer

The ACLU of Utah maintains a volunteer list that we notify regularly about upcoming volunteer opportunities. These opportunities include assisting with ACLU of Utah public events, mailing parties, and staffing information tables at community festivals and other events. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 


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