The LGBTQ Rights Project captures the ACLU of Indiana’s previous, current and future work as the only statewide organization working to defend and advance the rights of LGBTQ Hoosiers on all fronts.
The ACLU has a long history of defending the LGBTQ community. Nationally, we brought our first LGBTQ rights case in 1936 and founded the LGBTQ Project in 1986. Today, the ACLU brings more LGBTQ cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization. In Indiana, we combat religious refusal laws in the legislature, because religion should never be used as a means of discrimination. We continue to fight for equal protection in housing, jobs and services.
The ACLU of Indiana works tirelessly to update the state human rights law to include gender and sexuality. The ACLU of Indiana has successfully advocated for the right of Indiana Youth Group to print IYG license plates, ensured that Gay Straight Alliances can be in schools, protected the basic human rights of transgender prisoners, and in 2014 we proved in the courts that denying same-sex couples the right to marry was unconstitutional.
The ACLU’s of Indiana team seeks an intern for the summer of 2019. The intern will work closely with the LGBTQ Rights Project lead to implement and execute our summer Pride advocacy plan. This will include field work, data collection, volunteer management, and communicating with Pride and LGBTQ affiliate groups across the state to maintain a consistent ACLU of Indiana presence at Pride events throughout the summer. The LGBTQ Rights Project intern will gain experience collaborating with the team lead, creating a statewide field plan, and communicating with volunteers and partners. Our volunteer internship requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible and will require some time spent in-office as well as travel to events. Travel expenses will be reimbursed at standard mileage rates. As an unpaid, volunteer position, individuals are highly encouraged to seek scholarship funding for the internship or seek work/study course credit.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain a schedule of statewide Pride events.
- Work with volunteers and affiliate groups to staff tables at Pride events throughout the summer.
- Create and assemble materials and handouts.
- Travel to various statewide Pride events, and to work with the LGBTQ Rights Project lead to ensure a presence at each.
- Take photos and provide information for social media around events.
- Collect and enter canvassing data.
- Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- A strong interest in LGBTQ advocacy specifically, and civil liberties generally
- Coursework or employment related to the Internship
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and conducting internet research
- Excellent verbal communications skills and the ability to engage individuals in conversations about issues relevant to the ACLU’s work.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
- The initiative to see projects through to completion
- Commitment to civil liberties and to the work of ACLU of Indiana
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are required to submit an Internship Application Form here. During the online application process, all applicants will be required to email a current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff will review applications after the deadline and notify candidates for interviews.
Application deadline is Monday, March 25th 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.