The nationwide American Civil Liberties Union works to defend the Bill of Rights and apply them equally to all who live in our society. It was established in 1920 by a handful of activists and has grown to include more than 500,000 members, 54 affiliates, and 200 chapters across the country.
The ACLU defends the fundamental rights outlined in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly; the right to religious freedom; due process of law; equality before the law; and the right to privacy. The ACLU also relies on state constitutional provisions and federal and state laws that further these and similar rights.
The ACLU of Southern California has been on the leading edge of liberty since 1923.
The ACLU of Southern California seeks competent, motivated interns on a rolling basis to work closely with its Communications Department to produce advocacy videos. This internship offers a flexible schedule ranging from 10 to 20 hours per week.
We are looking for videographers to help us produce videos about ACLU/SC advocacy, clients, and cases through digital media. Interns will work with the Director of Communications and Web & Social Media Editor, and will be responsible for all technical aspects of the video production process. Interns will directly interact with attorneys, community organizers, and clients. This position is an exceptional opportunity for the intern to produce original content and build a portfolio.
Video subjects/topics could include:
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and video samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude, and who is willing to learn how a communications office operates and has a passion for social justice issues. The internship does not pay. However, successful interns in the past have earned excellent letters of recommendation that have open doors to new and exciting opportunities. Bilingual and translation skills are highly desired but not required. Interns report to the media relations manager.
For more information contact Diana Rubio at (213)977- 5242 or email at email@example.com.
People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 55, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are particularly encouraged to apply.
These opportunities are numerous and vary. They can be found here.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC) is soliciting applications from individuals interested in working on the Jails Project. The Jails Project helps persons in the Los Angeles County jails to obtain medical care and other services. This is a good learning opportunity for any student thinking about a career in law or public service. All are welcome to apply.
This is an exciting position which combines policy advocacy with individual assistance to inmates regarding human rights and condition issues in the Los Angeles County jails. The Jails Project staff monitors the largest jail system in the nation and have the opportunity to make real improvements.
Students typically spend most of their time assisting with screening written and telephone requests by inmates for aid regarding facility conditions, medical access, mental health access, amongst others in Los Angeles County; assisting the Jails Project Coordinator with sorting, analyzing, and inputting responses from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; regularly visiting the Los Angeles County’s jails to follow up on inmates’ complaints and requests; and monitoring Los Angeles County’s jails and facilities to ensure they meet legal requirements and standards.
Interns have the opportunity to work on a wide range of advocacy projects and activities based on area of interest and level of skill/education. People who speak Spanish would be especially helpful, but any second language could be useful.
We make a concerted effort to ensure that students work on a diversity of projects and receive intensive supervision, including ample feedback on their work. In addition, our office will provide lecture/training series connecting interns/volunteers on a variety of human rights and civil rights topics in Southern California.
Interested students should email a cover letter and resume, as well as their school’s internship requirements (for those applying for internship positions) to Esther Lim. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so students are advised to apply as soon as possible.