*Please note: The ACLU of Arizona offices remain closed due to the COVID-19 health crisis.*

The ACLU of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Arizona 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, and record of arrest or conviction.

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:

Executive Director: The ACLU of Arizona is seeking an experienced, strategic, and visionary Executive Director to lead the organization’s statewide advocacy agenda during this important moment when civil liberties and civil rights are front and center across the nation and in Arizona. Learn more about the position

Staff Attorney: The ACLU of Arizona seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to push forward our affirmative litigation agenda as well as engage in fast-moving, defensive battles against threats to civil rights and liberties in Arizona. Learn more about the position. 

Policy Counsel: The ACLU of Arizona seeks a strategic and creative professional to fill the position of Policy Counsel. The Policy Counsel will engage state legislative and administrative agencies in support of the ACLU of Arizona’s legislative priorities. Learn more about the position. 

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. Learn more about this internship. (Now accepting applications for Fall 2021).

Policy Intern: The ACLU of Arizona seeks policy interns for the Summer or Fall 2021. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working in our Policy Department and assisting in all aspects of the ACLU-AZ’s policy advocacy. Learn more about the internship.

Communincations Intern: The ACLU of Arizona seeks a communications intern for the Summer or Fall 2021. A Communications Internship at the ACLU of Arizona provides students with an opportunity to actively work on journalism- and public relations-related projects on a wide variety of highly-publicized civil liberties issues, including immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ rights, First Amendment, reproductive freedom and criminal justice reform. Learn more about the internship