Location

Phoenix, AZ

Department

Policy

(unpaid)

The ACLU of Arizona is pleased to offer part-time or full-time internships to interested undergraduates, graduates and law students for the Summer and Fall of 2019. Located in midtown Phoenix, the ACLU of Arizona works in the courts, Legislature, and with impacted communities to support and advance civil rights and civil liberties. Our policy and advocacy work includes: criminal justice reform, education reform, voting rights, privacy, immigration, access to reproductive healthcare, First Amendment rights and LGBTQ+ rights.
 
Overview
As a policy intern with the ACLU of Arizona, you will work with our Policy Director and Policy Counsel to advance our agenda across a wide variety of subject matters. Interns conduct legal and factual research, draft legislation, analyze the impacts of existing laws and policies to support advocacy goals, identify key stakeholders, create educational materials, attend hearings, draft talking points, and assist in the preparation of reports, testimony or other advocacy documents. 

The ACLU of Arizona is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. The ACLU work in courts, Legislatures, and communities to protect and extend rights of freedom, fairness and equality for all persons. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. 
 
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, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, immigration status, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction.
 
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants should have strong writing and research skills, and a demonstrated interest in civil rights and civil liberties. Applicants should also demonstrate good interpersonal and analytical skills. 
  • Applicants should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate education. Students in graduate programs and law students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a approach that values the individual and respects differences.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To apply, email a letter of application and resume to dhill@acluaz.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Fall Policy Intern.
 
Positions are filled on a rolling basis. We encourage interested students to apply early. People of color, women, LGBTQIA people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 

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