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

For 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and expand the civil rights and constitutional liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. As the ACLU’s Minnesota affiliate (ACLU-MN), our work as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more 40,000 local members includes protecting and advancing the civil rights and civil liberties of all Minnesotans (especially women, people of color, indigenous people, people with disabilities, and those that identify as LGBTQ) through litigation, legislation, and community engagement.

We'd like to provide professional community engagement opportunities to those early in their organizing and advocacy careers so they have a solid understanding of and foundation in the advocacy world. We seek to provide students with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of organizing, grassroots leadership development, and campaign planning and execution.

Interns will gain valuable experience by:

  • Learning more about organizing, particularly distributed and field organizing.
  • Assisting in field and advocacy planning.
  • Preparing information and research materials.
  • Completing field research and working with members of the team to develop campaign strategies.

This internship would be a good fit for someone:

  • Interested in civil liberties and social justice work.
  • Interested in community organizing and systems change.
  • With the ability to work independently and to complete projects.
  • Highly motivated and organized.


Please Note: In accordance with the ACLU-MN Covid Policy, ACLU-MN requires all persons working in-person to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination card to retain on record. ACLU-MN internships can be performed both remotely and/or in-person, which is up to the supervising staff.

Apply here for this Internship Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample.

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