The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is a non-profit, public interest legal organization. We handle cases involving violations of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution. We receive more than 300 requests for representation each month. We welcome interns for legal, policy, communications, and development work.
Interns can be from all levels of education: high-school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate at schools and universities across the country. Interns seeking school credit are preferred, but all are welcome.
Interns will be expected to commit at least 15 hours per week. All applicants must provide a resume and cover letter and some applicants may be required to provide additional documents (see below).
2020 Internship Dates
Spring: Jan 6 - April 24, 2020
Summer: May 14 - August 14, 2020
Fall: Sept. 1 - Dec. 13, 2020
Internships start and end dates can be slightly flexible due to school schedules. Vacation dates are also flexible.
All internships are unpaid but come with travel stipends and intern training programs.
Political Advocacy Intern: Interns in this department will support the work of ACLU of Georgia’s Smart Justice campaign through research, direct field action, event coordination and other activities. Interns may also work with Community Engagement Manager to support event creation and coordinator, volunteer recruitment, and voter rights activities.
Policy Counsel Intern: Interns in this position will research, analyze and draft policy papers regarding Georgia laws to make educated and calculated decisions on which laws will benefit society and 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, monitoring press coverage, 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 and Non-Profit Intern: Interns in this position will perform a wide range of research, administrative, and general support to the ACLU Development team and work with organization directors in general office management, organizational oversight, and planning. Familiarity with philanthropy, fundraising, and/or events is a plus.
How to Apply
All applicants must fill out an application. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.
Political department applicants: You will also be asked to offer a writing sample with your application.
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 Stephanie Jackson Ali – firstname.lastname@example.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.
Applicants accepted for interviews will be notified at least two months before the start date, or within one week following your application. Applicants not accepted for interviews will be notified at least two weeks before the session start date.