2014 Fall Legal Internship Opportunities

The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties is a non-profit, nonpartisan, public interest organization devoted exclusively to protecting the basic civil liberties of all. The mission of the ACLU is to assure that the protections of the Bill of Rights are preserved and expanded. The ACLU is widely recognized as the nation’s premier defender of individual rights and fundamental freedoms.

Currently, we are seeking two legal interns.

2014 Bilingual Spanish-English Legal Intern

Position Description:  Part-time fall position(s). Minimum 10 to 15 hours per week. Duties will include interviewing individuals, observing proceedings, and writing reports in order to assist ACLU attorneys monitor the implementation of a judgment and/or settlement agreement in one or more class action cases concerning immigrants’ rights.

Internships are unpaid: However, the ACLU is willing to discuss cooperating with students in the grant application process.

Qualifications:  Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is required. Second and third year law students with a demonstrated commitment to public interest work are preferred.

Application Procedure:  Individuals interested in applying for a legal internship at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties should send a cover letter, a resume, an unofficial transcript, the names and telephone numbers of two references, and a legal writing sample by email to jdauteuil@aclusandiego.org or by mail to:

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
2014 Bilingual Legal Internship
PO Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138-7131

DEADLINE: August 29, 2014

We encourage applicants to send materials as soon as possible, but applications will be accepted until the deadline.   Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job posting.

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.

2014 Police Practices Legal Intern

Position Description:  Part-time fall position(s). Minimum 10 to 15 hours per week.Duties will include reviewing public records and interviewing community members about problems they have had with law enforcement officers in San Diego for purpose of developing litigation concerning policies and practices of local law enforcement.

Internships are unpaid: However, the ACLU is willing to discuss cooperating with students in the grant application process.

Qualifications:  Second and third year law students with a demonstrated commitment to public interest work are preferred.

Application Procedure:  Individuals interested in applying for a legal internship at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties should send a cover letter, a resume, an unofficial transcript, the names and telephone numbers of two references, and a legal writing sample by email to jdauteuil@aclusandiego.org or by mail to:

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
2014 Fall Legal Internship – Police Practices
PO Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138-7131

DEADLINE: September 5, 2014

We encourage applicants to send materials as soon as possible, but applications will be accepted until the deadline.   Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job posting.

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.