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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, the policy associate will provide research, writing, and advocacy support on a wide range of civil liberties issues. The policy associate will be tasked with preparing written reports, tracking legislation, running stakeholder meetings, educating and lobbying policymakers, and attending public meetings.

#Demand2Learn Organizer: Click here to view position description. The ACLU of Arizona is seeking a full-time organizer to help build our advocacy infrastructure and recruit, develop and mobilize volunteer leaders and activists who are committed to our aggressive multi-year #Demand2Learn campaign to eliminate student push-out while combating racial disparities in our education 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 Francine Martin at fmartin@acluaz.org. Click here for copy of Intern Position Description. (Now accepting applications for Fall 2018)

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 Fall 2018)

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