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.
Fall 2019 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).
Internships run from September 3, 2019 to December 13, 2019; however, 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.
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.
Political 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. Additionally, for Fall 2019, interns with direct experience working on a political or issue-based campaign are sought.
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 philanthropy department with important tasks essential to funding the organization’s operations. These include donor research, donor outreach, fundraising appeals, data entry and event planning. Interns will also have exposure to ACLU programs and public events. Interns applying for this position should be able to focus on long-term projects and able to focus 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.
For political applicants: You will also be asked to offer a writing sample with your application.
For communications 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 – email@example.com.