ACLU of Washington Legal Intake Counselor

Academic Credits

Yes

Hours per week

Minimum 12 hours per week for Six Months

Published

10/01/2018

Address

901 5th Ave. #630
Seattle
WA
98164
United States

Description

Intake Counselor internships are available in the legal department of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. A six month commitment is required, with a minimum of 12 hours each week during regular office hours.


Interns assist callers on the ACLU Intake and Referral Line, review and draft responses concerning complaints alleging violations of civil liberties, and assist with administrative support for the ACLU-WA legal intake department.


Interns address a broad spectrum of issues, including free speech, student discipline, police practices, criminal law, and prison and jail conditions. Intake Counselors learn interview and investigation skills, explore civil liberties and constitutional law issues, and become familiar with the work of a wide range of government agencies and community organizations. The internship provides excellent experience for individuals considering careers in public service, law, criminal justice, social work, or public policy.


Applicants should have an interest in civil liberties, good interpersonal and analytical skills, and excellent writing skills. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, list of three references (preferably with e-mail addresses), and a writing sample of approximately five pages in length to: legal@aclu-wa.org or to 901 Fifth Ave. #630, Seattle, WA 98164.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and there is no specific time deadline for submission.


The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU 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, and veteran status.

How To Apply

legal@aclu-wa.org
https://aclu-wa.org/intake-counselor-internships

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, list of three references (preferably with e-mail addresses), and a writing sample of approximately five pages in length to: legal@aclu-wa.org or to 901 Fifth Ave. #630, Seattle, WA 98164.


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