2012 Fellowship Opportunity

The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLU-SDIC) seeks applicants to sponsor for public interest fellowships beginning in the Fall of 2012. America’s foremost advocate of individual rights, the American Civil Liberties Union is a non-partisan organization founded in 1920. With national headquarters in New York and Washington D.C. and 53 affiliates throughout the country, it is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier public interest law firms.

The ACLU-SDIC promotes and defends civil rights and civil liberties, including freedom of speech, immigrants� rights, equal protection, privacy, and due process, through litigation and public education. Located in beautiful San Diego, the ACLU-SDIC affiliate has sixteen staff members, eighteen board members, more than 8,500 members and an annual budget of $1.2 million.

Fellowship Sponsor Opportunity:
ACLU-SDIC seeks applicants to sponsor for public interest fellowships such as Skadden or Equal Justice Works to begin Fall 2012. ACLU-SDIC is particularly interested in sponsoring a candidate who will work on a project defending and expanding civil rights and civil liberties in one of the following categories: Border Justice/Immigrants� Rights, National Security, Voter Empowerment, or Racial Justice, though proposals in other areas may be considered. Proposed projects should combine litigation and advocacy with community outreach and public education. The proposal should not include direct legal services.

The ACLU staff will work with candidates to finalize their proposals and applications.

Qualifications:
� Must graduate law school in or before summer 2012.
� Admitted to California bar, or sit for July 2012 California bar exam
� Excellent legal research and writing skills.
� Skilled at complex analytical legal work.
� Committed to advancing civil rights and civil liberties.

Salary and Benefits:
To be determined on an individual basis.

Application Procedure:
Individuals interested in receiving ACLU-SDIC sponsorship should send a letter of interest describing a potential project or projects, a resume, an unofficial transcript, the names and telephone numbers of two legal references, and a legal writing sample by email to jmorgan@aclusandiego.org or by mail to:

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
RE: Fellowship 2012
PO Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138-7131

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.