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 firstname.lastname@example.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.”
Legal Director: The ACLU of Arizona seeks a talented leader with strong litigation and management skills to lead our pro-active, high-impact legal program, continue to build our in-house litigation capacity, and leverage existing cross-departmental resources to make an even greater impact on the civil liberties landscape in Arizona. Click here for the Legal Director job description.
Staff Attorney: The ACLU Foundation of Arizona seeks an experienced attorney to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court around our four key priority issues: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, education equity, and LGBTQ equality. This attorney position will increase our capacity to push forward our affirmative litigation agenda as well as engage in fast-moving, defensive battles against the Trump administration’s policies. Click here for the Staff Attorney job description.
Smart Justice Organizer: We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, eager to take on an unparalleled opportunity to be a part of our ACLU of Arizona Smart Justice campaign team who has demonstrated excellent independent judgment, has strong interpersonal and communication skills, and has a proven track record of recruiting and motivating people with first-hand experience with the criminal justice system to invest their time into campaign efforts. Personal experience being incarcerated or in other ways entangled with the criminal justice system is preferred. Click here for the Smart Justice Organizer job description.
Major Gifts Officer: The Major Gifts Officer will help us raise transformative gifts that will expand, enhance, and sustain our programmatic goals. Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Philanthropy and Operations, the Major Gifts Officer will play a key role in managing relationships with existing donors, as well as identifying and securing new sources of funding that will enable longstanding, tangible civil liberties victories. Click here for the Major Gifts Officer job description.
Extern / Internship Opportunities
Policy Internship: 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. Click here for a copy of the Policy Intern Description. (Now accepting applications for Fall 2019. The deadline is August 15, 2019.)
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 email@example.com. (Now accepting applications for Fall 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for copy of Intern Position Description. (Now accepting applications for Fall 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 email@example.com. Click here for position description. (Now accepting applications for Fall 2019)