American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Internships

The ACLU is a US-based nonprofit organization that works to advocate for and protect the rights of individuals as determined by the US Constitution and laws. They work through a network of organizations and law firms to promote policies and enforce laws that protect people’s human and civil rights. The issues they focus on cover a wide range of topics that include immigrant rights, as well as other civil rights topics that directly impact refugee and immigrant communities in the US.

The ACLU has a paid internship program designed to give students and recent graduates hands-on, meaningful experience in areas related to human and civil rights work. All internships are 10-week, 35-hour-a-week opportunities. Students receiving course credit for the internship are not eligible to receive a stipend. Internships are offered in the areas of legal, communications, advocacy, operations, tech & analytics, and special projects. Those interested in working with immigrant rights and other related areas should look for internship positions that would allow them to work with this issue. Find out more on the official website.

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Human Rights Careers (HRC) provides information about online courses, jobs, paid internships, masters degrees, scholarships and other opportunities in the human rights sector and related areas.