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 Minnesota, we’ve been dedicated to expanding civil liberties and civil rights since 1952. As the state’s guardians of liberty, we work in the courts, legislature, and our communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the state and U.S. Constitutions and laws.

Apply to be an intern

Here’s what you can expect from internships at the ACLU of Minnesota

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

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

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

Who may be a good fit for an internship with the ACLU of Minnesota?

You will be an excellent fit for an internship with the ACLU of Minnesota if you are highly motivated, personable, organized, 18 years or older, passionate about establishing and maintaining strong ties with communities and protecting the civil liberties for all Minnesotans. 

  • Committed to protecting and expanding civil liberties
  • Eager to learn
  • Great with people and display a high level of empathy and respect for others
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail

Fall internships: September - December

Winter/spring internships: January - April

Summer internships: June - August

Please complete the internship application to be considered for an internship.

Questions? Contact Rodrick Fields, Volunteer Coordinator, at