ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MEANINGFUL AND ENGAGING INTERNSHIP?

We’re looking for the next generation of leaders who dare to create a more perfect union. At the ACLU of MN, we’ve been dedicated to expanding our fight for civil liberties and civil rights since 1952. As the state’s guardians of liberty, we are dedicated and active in working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the state of Minnesota and the United States.

Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM INTERNSHIPS AT THE ACLU OF MN

Exposure: Engage with the issues and the people at the forefront of today’s most impactful civil liberties and civil rights fights and victories.

Experience: Contribute to meaningful work in one of our departments while developing substantive skills and professional experience.

Mentorship: Learn from ACLU of MN employees on a range of topics through trainings and on-the-job learning.

WHO MAY BE A GOOD FIT FOR AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE ACLU OF MN

You would be a great fit for an internship with the ACLU of MN if you are:

  • Passionate about civil liberties and eager to learn
  • Professional and display a high level of empathy
  • Able to work and communicate with diverse communities and audiences
  • Highly organized, diligent, and attentive to detail

Summer Internship: June to August, deadline to apply is March 1

Fall Internship: September to December, deadline to apply is July 1

Learn more about internship opportunities below:

Legal Internship

We are looking for individuals interested in an internship opportunity in our Legal Department.

Communications Internship

We are looking for individuals interested in an internship opportunity in communications and digital media in nonprofits and advocacy.

Policy Internship

We are looking for individuals interested in an internship opportunity in our Policy department.

Philanthropy Internship

We are looking for individuals interested in an internship opportunity in our Philanthropy Department.

Operations Internship

We are looking for individuals interested in an internship opportunity in our Operations Department.