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The ACLU of Arizona undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact info@acluaz.org.

The following job descriptions provide general but not comprehensive lists of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required for each position. They does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change job descriptions and/or postings at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU of Arizona comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and the ACLU Foundation of Arizona. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and the ACLU Foundation of Arizona have same overall mission; they share office space and employees. The ACLU of Arizona has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. Job postings refer collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Arizona.” 

Career Opportunities:

Policy Associate: Click here to view position description. Under the supervision of the Policy Director, this position will provide research, writing, and advocacy support on a wide range of civil liberties issues. This position will be filled after the Policy Director is hired, so applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Smart Justice Campaign Manager: Click here to view position description. The ACLU of Arizona is seeking a full-time Smart Justice Campaign Manager to plan and oversee our aggressive multi-year advocacy campaign to reduce the U.S. jail and prison population by 50% while combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Extern / Internship Opportunities

Legal Externship/Internship:  If you are a law student interested in a legal externship/internship, please submit a cover letter that illustrates your commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, a current resume, a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) and contact information for three references to Gloria Torres at gtorres@acluaz.org. (Now accepting applications for Summer 2019)

Legal Intake Internship: If you are an undergraduate/graduate student interested in an externship/internship, please send a cover letter indicating availability, resume and names of three references via email to Gloria Torres gtorres@acuaz.org. Click here for copy of Intern Position Description. (Now accepting applications for Spring 2019)

Communications & Media Relations Internship: If you are interested in a communications & media relations internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing and/or multimedia sample. The cover letter should include your availability and your specific interests in civil liberties. Please submit all materials to ACLU of Arizona Communication Director Steve Kilar at skilar@acluaz.org.  Click here for position description(Now accepting applications for Spring 2019)

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