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Career & Civic Engagement Center PARTNER INTERNSHIP: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania

Internship at the ACLU of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Summer 2020


 APPLICATION DEADLINE has been extended to Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 11:59PM ET

Students are invited to meet Julie Zaebst, ACLU of PA Policy Advocate, at the upcoming Social Justice & Advocacy Meet Up on Friday, February 28, from 1-3pm. Register in Handshake here!

This is a Career and Civic Engagement Center Partner Internship. The selected student will participate in the Beyond Bryn Mawr Summer Internship Program.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter through this Handshake listing AND complete the Summer Funding Partners Application Form

About the ACLU of Pennsylvania
For 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has been our nation’s guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the civil rights and civil liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBTQIA people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues.

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with 39,000 members and three offices across the state. Through organizing, advocacy, public education and litigation, we fight tirelessly to safeguard everyone’s rights in Pennsylvania.

Internship Overview
The ACLU of Pennsylvania is seeking an intern in our Philadelphia office for 30 hours per week for 10 weeks of the summer. The intern will have the opportunity to gain broad experience in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and work across two departments, legal intake and policy advocacy.

Specific responsibilities will include:
·        Interviewing callers to our legal intake hotline;
·        Writing summaries of civil rights complaints;
·        Researching facts about legal complaints and making recommendations;
·        Conducting outreach for “Know Your Rights” campaigns;
·        Representing the ACLU-PA at Pride and other community events;
·        Conducting research around reproductive freedom and LGBTQIA rights to inform policy advocacy campaigns; and
·        Supporting public education and constituent engagement around reproductive freedom and LGBTQIA rights issues.
We are seeking a current undergraduate with a commitment to and enthusiasm for civil rights and civil liberties. The applicant should have superior oral and written communication skills, strong analytical abilities, comfort talking with a diverse range of individuals, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA community to apply.

To apply
The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 23rd.