The ACLU of Georgia enhances and defends the civil liberties and rights of all Georgians through legal action, legislative and community advocacy, and civic education and engagement. We are an inclusive, nonpartisan, statewide organization powered by our members, donors and active volunteers. We welcome interns for legal, policy, communications, community engagement, campaign, and development work.
Interns can be from all levels of education: high-school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate. The internship is unpaid but travel stipends are provided. Interns seeking school credit are welcome.
Interns will be expected to commit at least 15 hours per week. All applicants must complete the application form and provide a resume. Some applicants may be required to provide additional documents.
We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2021 (Jan-April). Internships start and end dates can be slightly flexible due to school schedules. Vacation dates are also flexible.
Note: our office remains closed until January. No decision has been made yet as to whether spring internships will be remote or in-person.
Email Lisa Adler with any questions.
Legal Intern: Legal interns will be expected to preform legal research, draft legal memoranda, and potentially legal briefs and other documents, and be otherwise available to support the ACLU of Georgia’s litigation activities. Legal interns must be in law school. The internship is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in litigation. Applicants should have strong research, writing, and communication skills and a demonstrated interest in civil liberties and civil rights.
Community Engagement Intern: Interns in this position will work with the Community Engagement Manager to recruit, train, and maintain volunteers and to get them actively engaged with ACLU of Georgia. Interns will also work to support event creation and coordination, specifically events being held across the state focused on voter rights, redistricting reform and reproductive justice. Interns should have an interest in political engagement and voter rights and must be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Interns should be available for some travel which will be directly covered or reimbursed by ACLU of Georgia.
Policy Intern: Interns in this position will research, analyze and draft policy papers regarding bills proposed in the legislative session and current Georgia laws to make educated and calculated decisions on how they may affect Georgians and whether they strengthen the ACLU of GA agenda. Interns will attend governmental body meetings and interact with elected officials.
Communications Intern: Interns in this position will be responsible for a variety of duties related to communicating the ACLU of Georgia's work to the public. Examples include creating and editing video projects, taking pictures, drafting social media posts, and/or formatting articles and photos for use in printed materials and reports. Interns may also be responsible for some administrative tasks of the Communications Department.
Development Intern: Interns in this position will assist the ACLU of GA Development Department with essential tasks that support funding the organization’s programs and operations. Assignments may include donor research, data entry, drafting fundraising letters and reports, drafting proposals, and event planning. Interns will have exposure to ACLU programs and public events. Interns applying for this position should be able to focus on long-term projects as well as on logistical and administrative tasks.
How to Apply
All applicants must fill out an application. You will be asked to upload a resume.
Communications department applicants: You will be asked to offer a sample of your photography, video, and/or graphic design skills.
If you have questions, please contact Lisa Adler – Ladler@acluga.org.
Applicants are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least 1.5 months before a session start date.