ACLU Foundation
San Diego & Imperial Counties

The ACLUF-SDIC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 civil liberties and civil rights organization working to advance equality, freedom, and justice. ACLUF-SDIC affiliate covers the length of California’s border with Mexico. It has 38 staff members, 23 board members, and an annual budget of $4.8 million. The ACLUF-SDIC is also part of the ACLU Foundations of California, a collaboration of the three ACLU affiliates in California. The ACLU’s California offices are located in San Diego, El Centro, Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Fresno, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Together, the three affiliates have more than 300,000 members and 200 staff in California. In addition, we work collaboratively with our sister affiliates along the U.S-Mexico border. In addition to our sister organizations, the ACLU values partnerships and collaboration with community organizations and groups across the state and along the border.

Position Title:
Legal Intern

Position Description: Full-time summer positions. Duties may include research, writing, interviewing and fact investigation for cases involving constitutional and civil rights.

Internships are unpaid. The ACLUF-SDIC may cooperate with students applying for grants for summer funding, however.

Law students with a demonstrated commitment to public interest work are preferred. Given our location, Spanish language abilities are a plus.

Application Procedure:
Individuals interested in applying for a legal internship at the ACLUF-SDIC should send a cover letter describing potential projects and interests, a resume, an unofficial transcript, the names and telephone numbers of two references, and a legal writing sample no longer than 10 pages by email to [email protected] 2Ls should apply as soon as practicable, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 1Ls are encouraged to apply as soon as allowed under the ABA rules.

Or by mail to:

2019 Summer Legal Internship
PO Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138-7131

The ACLUF-SDIC 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. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job posting.