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 of Indiana’s Advocacy Department seeks an intern for the summer of 2021. The intern will work closely with the advocacy team 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 as needed. 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 and assist to increase our volunteer engagement efforts.
- Asist in public education efforts by conducting research and drafting materials on various civil liberties issues.
- General administrative and clerical work, including data entry, inventory, and prepping materials for outreach.
- Act as a meeting convenor for the LGBTQ Policy Roundtable and the Trans Education and Advocacy Program.
- Assist with LGBTQ Pride season event outreach.
- Work with the advocacy team 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:
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. The application deadline is Friday, March 5, 2021.
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.