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.

Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote and the right to have an abortion, the ACLU-MN takes on the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

With more than 8.5 million members, the national ACLU 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, or record of arrest or conviction.

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

ExposureEngage 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 a 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 Internship: September to December

Winter/Spring Internship: January to April

Summer Internship: June to August

Please complete the ACLU-MN Internship Application for consideration: ACLU-MN Internship Application.