July 23, 2012
2013 Fellow Sponsorship
Application Deadline: August 9, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU-ID) seeks applicants to consider for sponsorship of Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Soros, and other public interest law fellowship proposals, to begin Fall 2013. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the Idaho affiliate of the ACLU, the nation’s premier guardian of liberty, throughout the fellowship term.
The ACLU-ID will work with the selected candidate to develop a fellowship project involving the protection of civil liberties or improvement of equality and equity in the State of Idaho. We will consider project ideas with any civil liberties or equality focus, but we encourage all applicants to review the ACLU-ID website (www.acluidaho.org
) and our recent work and priorities, which include indigent defense, LGBT equality, immigrant rights, freedom of speech and assembly, and prisoner safety. Cover letters should either briefly propose a particular project or specifically identify one or two specific areas of interest.
The successful candidate, if funded for a fellowship, will be based in the ACLU-ID office in Boise, Idaho, and supervised by the Legal Director of the ACLU-ID. Any funded fellow will be encouraged to seek admission to practice in Idaho’s state and federal courts, and some fellowship projects may require the fellow to at least maintain Licensed Legal Intern status with the Idaho State Bar.
We will be accepting applications until August 9, 2012. We will give preference to early applications. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to Richard Eppink, Legal Director, ACLU of Idaho, P.O. Box 1897, Boise, ID 83701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.
More about the ACLU of Idaho: With an annual combined budget of approximately $500,000, the ACLU of Idaho and its Foundation operate jointly as private, non-profit organizations devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. To achieve our mission, we litigate a broad range of constitutional cases in federal and state court on issues including, prisoners’ rights, free speech, religious freedom, and reproductive freedom. We also engage in legislative lobbying and public education to advance civil liberties principles statewide. Founded in 1993, the ACLU of Idaho has 1,800 members and supporters in Idaho. Our staff of four full-time employees and two part-time employees works in a fast-paced, friendly office located in beautiful downtown Boise. The ACLU of Idaho is an affiliate of the National ACLU. To learn more about the work of the ACLU, please visitwww.acluidaho.org and www.aclu.org.