The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties is a nonprofit, 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.

Position Title: Voting Rights Intern

Position Description: Part-time position working with the Voting Rights Project to reduce barriers to voting and expand opportunities for broader participation in the electorate.

Internships are unpaid: However, the ACLU is willing to discuss cooperating with students in applying for public interest grants or obtaining course credit.

Qualifications: Second or third year law students with an interest in voting rights and election law. Strong research, writing, organizing, and project management skills. Spanish-speaking a plus!

Application Procedure:
Individuals interested in applying for an internship at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties should send a cover letter describing interest, a resume, an unofficial transcript, writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of two reference by email to

Or by mail to:

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
2016 Fall Legal Internship
PO Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138-7131

We encourage applicants to send materials as soon as possible, but applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected.   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.