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ACLU of Georgia Experiences!

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. 
All internships are unpaid but come with travel stipends and intern training programs. 

Summer 2019 Intern Applications are now CLOSED.

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 other activities. The internship is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in litigation. Legal interns must be in law school and/or pursuing a JD – students of constitutional law are preferred. 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 and redistricting reform. 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.
Legislative 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. For Summer 2019, interns with strong research and writing experience are highly preferred.  
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 legislative and legal applicants: You will also be asked to offer a writing sample with your application. 
For communications interns: You will be asked to offer a sample of your photography, video, and/or graphic design skills.
The application period for Summer 2019 closes March 31st, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Jackson Ali –


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