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.
To apply for a volunteer or intern position please fill out our application so that we may understand your skills, interests and availability.
NOTICE: 2019 SUMMER LEGAL INTERN POSITIONS ARE FILLED - Legal interns are law students. Applicants must have finished their first year of law school to apply. We accept one intern placement during each semester and two during the summer. Duties might include: legal & policy research; drafting memoranda, affidavits and briefs; review complaint intake and conduct follow up investigation including interviews with clients.
Paralegal interns are paralegal students. Duties may include: document management, client communication, internal calendaring of litigation dates, filing documents with the court, general support to the legal department, assistance with the intake system, and general research. The paralegal intern position is unpaid. Supervision is by the ACLU Paralegal. You are encouraged to send in your resume and a writing sample with the application.
NOTICE: ALL INTAKE VOLUNTEER ARE FILLED - PLEASE CHECK BACK IN A FEW MONTHS - Our office receives around 100 complaints a month. This job entails reading each letter, determining if any civil violations have occurred, entering the complain into our intake system, and, under the supervision of the Paralegal, responding to each letter. We ask that the volunteer commit between 8-10 hrs a week for three months. Training is provided. This position is unpaid and works under the supervision of the Paralegal. Although not necessary, if you have a resume and writing sample you are encouraged to submit them along with this application.