Internship posted by: American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Posted on: January 14, 2013
The ACLU of Northern California works to preserve and guarantee the protections of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
We aim to extend these freedoms to segments of our population who have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.
The largest of the ACLU's 53 affiliates nationwide, the ACLU-NC is located in San Francisco, just blocks from the site of the 1934 General Strike, which gave birth to our organization. Today, the ACLU-NC has over 55,000 members, 50 staff, and 16 volunteer-run chapters across the region. ACLU-NC civil liberties issues include government surveillance, the death penalty, racial justice, gay and lesbian rights, police practices, religious freedom, criminal justice, free speech, reproductive rights, technology, and youth rights.
You can play a crucial role in our mission by interning as a civil liberties counselor. The ACLU gets a large number of its cases, some of which lead to landmark decisions, from individuals who call our intake line. The civil liberties counselor then assesses each call and either provides referrals or meets with the staff attorneys to present unique cases.
As a civil liberties counselor, you will:
Please send a cover letter with your availability and a current resume to Angela Galdamez (email@example.com)