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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 Director: Click here to view position description. The ACLU of Arizona is seeking an experienced policy advocate and manager with a talent for bringing together diverse voices to advance winning advocacy strategies. We need someone who will be an influential and prominent presence at the state capitol and in city hall, who has lobbying and policy experience, and who knows how to build relationships with legislators and other elected officials. 

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.

Senior Staff Attorney: Click here to view position description. Working directly under the supervision of our Legal Director, the senior staff attorney will be primarily responsible for playing a lead role in compliance-related proceedings in Ortega Melendres v. Penzone, which successfully challenged a pattern of unlawful racial profiling by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his agency during immigration sweeps and traffic stops.

Legal Fellowship

The ACLU of Arizona invites inquiries regarding externally funded fellowships to begin in the fall of 2019. We invite fellowship proposals in any subject area within the ACLU’s work, but we are particularly interested in proposals that fall within or complement the ACLU of Arizona’s four strategic priority areas. Click here to learn more information

Extern / Internship Opportunities

Community Organizing and Engagement Internship: Click here to view internship description. If you are a student interested in community engagement and advocacy, please submit a cover letter that illustrates your commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, a current resume, and a writing or multimedia sample to Sandra Castro Solis at ssolis@acluaz.org. (Now accepting applications for Fall, Spring and Summer terms).

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 Spring 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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