Join the Resistance!  For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and 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 than 40,000 local members, includes protecting the civil liberties of all Minnesotans through litigation, public education, and lobbying. The ACLU-MN’s legal department needs law clerks to assist in our work.

Position: Law Clerk

Responsibilities will include:

  • Legal and non-legal research, analysis and writing
  • Evaluate and investigate requests for legal assistance
  • Process (draft, submit and track) data requests
  • Assist with preparing for meetings and presentations
  • Other advocacy and litigation related tasks as assigned

Desired qualifications include:

  • Completion of second, or at least first, year of law school
  • Excellent legal and non-legal communications (written and oral) skills
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice issues and/or commitment to protecting and advancing civil rights
  • Eagerness and ability to work with diverse populations
  • High degree of professionalism and emotional intelligence
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and information-gathering skills; and some computer, technology, and social media skills

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Fall semester and spring semester law clerks work approximately 8 to 12 hours per week, and summer break law clerks work approximately 20 to 25 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule with specific regular office hours


  • Unpaid

To Apply:

Email application materials, including cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample and a list of three references to ACLU-MN Staff Attorney David McKinney at


Completed applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


2828 University Ave SE, Minneapolis (Green Line Accessible)

Recruitment Policy:

The ACLU-MN is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU-MN encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.