ACLU of Georgia

Internship Opportunities

Spring Term: January 9-March 31, 2023. Dates may be adjusted for some academic and/or department schedules.

The ACLU of Georgia welcomes interns each spring, summer and fall for legal, policy, communications, community engagement and development work. Interns can be from all levels of education: high-school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate. This is a paid internship at $15 an hour. Students seeking school credit are welcome to apply as is anyone who may not be eligible to be paid.

Interns will be expected to commit approximately 15 hours per week. All applicants must submit an application form and a resume. Some applicants may be required to provide additional documents.

Application deadline is December 9.

Legal Intern Applicants: The summer internship application is now open. Apply here

Available Internships:

Interns in this position will be responsible for a variety of duties related to communicating the ACLU of Georgia’s work to the public. Examples include creating and editing video projects, taking pictures, creating graphics for social media, drafting social media posts, and/or formatting articles and photos for use in printed materials and reports, or updating the website. Interns may also be responsible for some administrative tasks of the Communications Department.

Interns in this position will recruit, train, and maintain volunteers to get them actively engaged with ACLU of Georgia. Interns will also work to support event creation and coordination, especially events being held at the Georgia State Capitol through legislative session. Interns should have an interest in political engagement and must be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Interns in this position will assist the ACLU of GA Development Department with essential tasks that support continued growth of fundraising (individual giving, corporate and foundation grants and special events) to generate and increase sustainable revenue for programs and operations.

Assignments may include donor research, data entry, editing and proofreading letters and reports, and assistance with event planning and execution. Interns will have exposure to and opportunities to participate in ACLU meetings, programs and public events. Interns applying for this position should be able to focus on long-term projects as well as on logistical and administrative tasks. 

Legal interns will be expected to perform legal research, draft legal memoranda, and potentially legal briefs and other documents, and be otherwise available to support the ACLU of Georgia’s litigation activities. Legal interns must be in law school.

The internship is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in litigation. Applicants should have strong research, writing, and communication skills and a demonstrated interest in civil liberties and civil rights.

Interns in this position will research, analyze and draft policy memos and papers regarding bills proposed in the legislative session and current Georgia laws to make educated decisions on how they may affect Georgians and whether they strengthen the ACLU of GA agenda. Interns will have the opportunity to attend governmental body meetings at the local and state level. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills, with a high attention to detail. Upperclassmen or graduate level students preferred.

Interns in this position will help support the ACLU of Georgia’s flagship Voter Access Project. Interns will actively take part in recruiting, training, and organizing volunteers that are committed to supporting free and fair elections in Georgia. Interns will also be involved in monitoring and responding to developing voting rights issues across the state, including researching and tracking legislation and other policies. Interns should have an interest in political engagement, volunteer organizing, policy analysis and of course, the issue of voting rights. Interns should also have strong writing and communication skills, be able to work collaboratively, be enthusiastic about talking to volunteers, and be detail-oriented.

How to Apply:

Fill out an application and upload a resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and close December 9, 2022.

Policy and legal department applicants: You will also be asked to offer a writing sample with your application.

Communications department applicants: You will be asked to offer a sample of your graphic design, video, photography, and/or website design skills.

If you have any questions about the internship program, email Lisa Adler.

Our Intern's Experiences

"Interning with the ACLU of Georgia is like being on the front lines of protecting the right to vote. It was amazing to be part of an organization that is so trusted by community members and so dedicated to ensuring civil liberties. Working with the ACLU of Georgia was an exciting and meaningful experience."
Xavier Roberts
Voting Access Project Intern
"Working at the ACLU of Georgia allowed me to put my heart into advocacy during an exceedingly difficult time for civil rights. This experience has been challenging but so, so rewarding to be able to put not only my skills, but my drive and passion into work that I'm proud of. Working here let me put my energy into something I'm passionate about during a time when it's so easy to be complicit. Instead, I worked towards something that affects communities and saw our advocacy efforts unfold in real-time."
Alex Smolyar
Legal Intern
"The work of the talented and passionate staff at the ACLU of Georgia is critical to ensuring that civil liberties of Georgians remain. Whether it's voters' rights, women's rights or other critical issues, the ACLU of Georgia will keep fighting so that everyone has the opportunity to realize their dreams and have equity and protection under the law. I'm grateful to have gotten the chance to work for this organization which is giving people hope and changing the country for the better."
Savannah Mitchell
Communications Intern

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