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Volunteer or Intern with the ACLU of Utah

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. 


How to apply:

Review the intern and volunteer opportunities lsited below. All positions are open year-round, but more Legal Interns are hired during the summer. To apply, complete the specific PDF application for the intern or volunteer position you are interested in. The application PDFs can be downloaded and are "fillable," meaning you can enter your information on a computer. Note: You need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar free PDF reader to access the application PDFs.

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Legal Intern

Download the fillable PDF Legal Intern application (PDF)
Return your completed application via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Legal interns are typically law students. Undergraduate students may be accepted depending on capacity. Law student applicants must have finished their first year of law school to apply. Legal intern positions are very limited and early application is encouraged. Duties might include: legal & policy research; drafting memoranda, affidavits and briefs; review complaint intake and conduct follow up investigation including interviews with clients.

Paralegal Intern

Download the fillable PDF Paralegal Intern application (PDF)
Return your completed application via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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. 

Communications Intern 

NOTICE: ALL COMMUNICATiONS INTERNSHIPS ARE FILLED - PLEASE CHECK BACK IN A FEW MONTHS
Download the fillable PDF Communications Intern application (PDF)
Return your completed application via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
The Communications intern will work closely with the Strategic Communications Manager on a variety of projects. Duties might include: Writing and editing articles for the Liberty Reporter newsmagazine, arranging media interviews for ACLU staff, planning media strategies for events or press conferences, writing press releases, creating social media posts and memes, writing articles for the ACLU blog or issue pages, attending the Utah Legislative session, promoting events and festival. Strong writing ability required, graphic design and HTML & web design helpful. Have questions or want more info? Send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Jason Stevenson, the ACLU of Utah's Strategic Communications Manager. 

Voting Rights Volunteer (NEW)

Download the fillable PDF Voting Rights Volunteer application (PDF)
Return your completed application via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
In August 2019, the ACLU of Utah launched a new Voting Rights Campaign to activate under-represented communities and reduce obstacles to voting. We are currently recruiting and training Voting Rights Volunteers who will make a difference in their own communities. Sign up now to help more Utahns vote in future elections. Have questions or want more info? Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Volunteer

Download the fillable PDF General Volunteer application (PDF)
Return your completed application via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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. Have questions or want more info? Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intake Volunteer

NOTICE: ALL INTAKE VOLUNTEER ARE FILLED - PLEASE CHECK BACK IN A FEW MONTHS
Download the fillable PDF Paralegal Intern application (PDF)
Return your completed application via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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.   


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