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’s of Indiana Advocacy Department seeks an intern for the summer of 2020. The intern will work closely with the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy and Community Engagement and Policy Advocate 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 commitment of 15 hours per week during 9-5pm Monday-Friday, with several night and weekend hours for special outreach events. Individuals are highly encouraged to seek scholarship funding for the internship or seek work/study course credit. The ACLU of Indiana also offers a small stipend for the summer.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conduct policy and advocacy research to inform our legislative advocacy efforts
- Create policy briefs on legislation that covers various issue areas
- Assist with community outreach events (Indy Pride, IndyVolved, Black Expo, etc.) and assist to increase our volunteer engagement efforts
- Supporting research and drafting materials for public education
- General administrative and clerical work, including data entry, inventory, and prepping materials for outreach
- Work with the Community Engagement and Policy Advocate on other projects
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Demonstrated interest in social justice and community advocacy work
- Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- The ability to work independently and to see projects through to completion
- Highly motivated and organized
- Understanding and commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required
HOW TO APPLY:
Staff will review applications after the deadline and notify candidates for interviews.
Application deadline is Friday, 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.