We’re looking for passionate, curious students who want to learn from the best while doing meaningful work. At the ACLU, we’re dedicated to protecting and expanding civil liberties and building a country we can all believe in. For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked alongside communities and allies to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

We’re looking for the next generation of leaders to join our team!

Here’s what you can expect from an internship at the National office of the ACLU:

  • Exposure: Engage with the issues and the people at the forefront of today’s most impactful civil liberties and civil rights fights and victories
  • Hands-on experience: Contribute to meaningful work in one of our departments while developing substantive skills and professional experience
  • Professional development opportunities: Learn from ACLU employees on a range of topics through trainings and on-the-job learning
  • A stipend: Receive the offer of a full-time (35 hr/week), 10-week internship.  The stipend may offset by any outside funding received. Interns receiving course credit from their college or university are typically not eligible to receive a stipend

We offer undergraduate and graduate level internships in the following:


The ACLU’s legal team works tirelessly in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the Constitution’s promise of liberty for everyone in our country.


The voice behind our mission, the comms team is responsible for promoting our work and goals to external audiences. They are a creative team of content creators, social media experts, and digital engagement strategists.


The team advancing the ACLU’s policy agenda, and helping to lead campaign-oriented nationwide organizing to advance the ACLU agenda at the federal level and in the states.


At the ACLU, these are the teams who put the "people" in "we the people." The engine behind the organization, they manage business operations, hiring, finance, and innovative people processes.

Tech & Analytics

The ACLU’s Tech & Analytics teams are made up of a dedicated group of data scientists, product managers, and engineers. They build products and tools to power our mission, and study the data and trends behind our work.

Special Projects

Working directly with our executive office, this group organizes and powers special initiatives within the organization.

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