The ACLU of Georgia welcomes interns each spring, summer and fall 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 an application form and provide a resume. Some applicants may be required to provide additional documents.
The application is now open for Summer 2021. The internship will run May 17 -August 13. However, these dates, as well as vacation dates, can be flexible due to school schedules. Due to COVID, our office remains closed and all work is being done remotely.
Please note: While applications are received on a rolling basis, we will not begin conducting interviews until middle to end of March. We will strive to make all decisions by mid April.
If you have a unique need to know your status ahead or have any questions, email Lisa Adler.
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Legal Intern: Legal interns will be expected to perform 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.
Policy Intern: Interns in this position will research, analyze and draft policy memos and papers regarding bills proposed in the legislative session and current Georgia laws to make educated decisions on how they may affect Georgians and whether they strengthen the ACLU of GA agenda. Interns will have the opportunity to attend governmental body meetings at the local and state level. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills, with a high attention to detail.
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 continued growth of fundraising (individual giving, corporate and foundation grants and special events) to generate and increase sustainable revenue for programs and operations. Assignments may include donor research, data entry, editing and proofreading letters and reports, and assistance with event planning. Interns will have exposure to and opportunities to participate in ACLU meetings, 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.
Community Engagement and Campaign Intern: Interns in this position will recruit, train, and maintain volunteers to get them actively engaged with the ACLU of Georgia. Interns will help organize events and other volunteer activity (in districts throughout the state and at the capitol) focused on the affiliate’s priorities, such as voter rights, criminal legal system reform and reproductive justice. Interns should have an interest in political engagement, issue and electoral campaigns and grassroots organizing, including directly engaging and energizing volunteers. During elections, interns may engage in direct voter contact, such as phone or text banking. Interns may be asked to attend events in other parts of the state (once it is safe to do so; all expenses would be covered), and must be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Voting Access Project: Interns in this position will help support the ACLU of Georgia’s Voter Access Project. Interns will actively take part in recruiting, training, and organizing volunteers that are committed to supporting effective elections in Georgia. Interns will be involved in monitoring and responding to developing voting rights issues across the state. This will include researching and tracking bills in the state legislature that affect voting rights, first amendment rights, and redistricting reform. Interns should have an interest in political engagement, volunteer organizing, and voting rights, as well as have strong writing and communication skills, be able to work collaboratively, be enthusiastic about talking to volunteers, and be detail-oriented.
How to Apply
All applicants must fill out an application. You will be asked to upload a resume.
Policy 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.