September 21, 2019
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.
 

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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. 

Campaign Intern: Interns in this position will work with the Campaign Manager to recruit, train, and maintain campaign-focused volunteers and to get them actively engaged with ACLU of Georgia. Interns will work with voter targeting, assist in managing field outreach and engagement, and work to develop ACLU of Georgia voters in every corner of our state. Interns will also assist the Campaign Manager with other campaign related tasks. Interns should be available for some travel which will be directly covered or reimbursed by ACLU of Georgia.

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 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 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 Lisa Adler – ladler@acluga.org
 
IMPORTANT DATES
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.

 

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