For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.  Whether it’s protecting immigrants’ rights, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction. The ACLU of Indiana is a statewide affiliate of the national ACLU.

The ACLU is one of the nation’s largest advocacy organizations, though it is better known for its success in the nation’s courtrooms.  The ACLU of Indiana Advocacy Department was created in 2014 to strengthen the work of the ACLU of IN at the federal, state and local levels of government. This new department is harnessing the political power that comes from having more supporters and volunteers across the state. By engaging in the community and working with coalition partners, the ACLU of IN seeks to achieve change as profound in the legislative arena as it has accomplished through the courts.
The ACLU of Indiana's Advocacy Department seeks an intern for the summer of 2018.  The internship will work closely with the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy and Community Engagement Associate to help implement a variety of advocacy strategies to build support for the ACLU's work, further its programmatic goals, and increase public awareness and appreciation of civil liberties. Our volunteer internship requires a minimum 10-week commitment (20 or more hours per week), beginning in June 1, 2018. Individuals are encouraged to seek outside funding for the internship. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
  • Work with Community Engagement Associate to create storytelling content to highlight our advocacy work with supporters, volunteers and community partners
  • Draft content to maintain a robust presence on our social platforms 
  • Conducting research on social media and media relations best practices in order to reach new audiences
  • Conduct research on policy and state legislator’s to inform our lobbying efforts
  • Assist with community outreach events (Indy Pride, Black Expo, etc.) and assist to increase our volunteer engagement efforts
  • Work with the Community Engagement Associate on other projects
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and community advocacy work
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Experience with Web-based communication 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • The ability to work independently and to complete projects
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • Understanding and commitment to the mission of the ACLU
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
Please send a resume, cover letter and two references to Please use subject line: [Advocacy Summer 2018 Internship] 
Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status record of arrest or conviction.

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