Location

Indianapolis

Department

Legal

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.

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

The ACLU of Indiana is seeking legal interns for the summer of 2020. Interns will support the daily work of the Legal Department and gain insight into the ways we defend and protect our clients’ liberties through client advocacy and litigation. This volunteer opportunity requires a minimum weekly commitment of 35 hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.  Although interns do not need to seek credit with their law schools, we certainly encourage them to pursue that option if they wish. The ACLU of Indiana also offers a small stipend for the summer.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Entering intake
  • Performing legal research
  • Writing legal memoranda for existing and potential cases
  • Participating in moot arguments
  • Accompanying attorneys to court and other off-site locations
  • Completing other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Presently enrolled in law school with at least one year completed
  • A predilection for non-profit or public interest legal work
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Some experience with Westlaw helpful

HOW TO APPLY
Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Ken Falk at
kfalk@aclu-in.org
DO NOT USE ONLINE FORM. 

Staff will review applications after the deadline and notify candidates for interviews.

Application deadline is Monday, March 23rd

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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