Fall 2013 Civil Liberties Intern/Extern (2L)-ACLU of Idaho

July 1, 2013
Fall 2013 Civil Liberties Intern/Extern (2L)
Application Deadline: July 15, 2013
               The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU-ID) seeks applicants for its Fall 2013 Civil Liberties In/Externship.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be a part of the Idaho affiliate of the ACLU, the nation’s premier guardian of liberty, from September through December 2013.
               The Civil Liberties In/Externship is designed for the skills and interests of law students who have completed their 1L curricula.  We encourage students who have just finished their 2L curricula to apply for the ACLU-ID Litigation In/Externship, but we will consider those students for the Civil Liberties In/Externship as well.  Cover letters should plainly demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to public interest law, explain any past experience with constitutional law or the ACLU, and note how the applicant learned of this in/externship opportunity.
               The successful candidate will be based in the ACLU-ID office in Boise, Idaho, and supervised by the Legal Director of the ACLU-ID.  The Civil Liberties In/Extern’s chief responsibilities will include reviewing and responding appropriately to civil liberties complaints from people throughout Idaho, conducting legal research and writing on legal and legislative matters, and investigating complaints by contacting witnesses and prospective clients.  This in/extern may also have opportunities to accompany ACLU-ID legal staff to court appearances, depositions, client and witness interviews, settlement negotiations, and consent decree monitoring visits.  This in/externship is unpaid, although the ACLU-ID will cooperate with the successful candidate to obtain academic credit for internship or externship work if it is available from the in/extern’s law school.  Start and end dates, as well as weekly hours, are flexible and we will discuss those with applicants selected for interviews.
               We will be accepting applications through July 15, 2013, but we encourage early applications and may select an in/extern before the application deadline.  Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two professional references to Richard Eppink, Legal Director, ACLU of Idaho, P.O. Box 1897, Boise, ID  83701 or reppink@acluidaho.org.
 The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action workplace 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 visit www.acluidaho.org and www.aclu.org.


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