The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation 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.

Summer 2016 internships are filled. If you're already interested in Summer 2017 positions, please follow the instructions below. Thank you!

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

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

Application ProcedureIndividuals interested in applying for a legal internship at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties 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 by email to:

Or by mail to:

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
2017 Summer Legal Internship
PO Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138-7131

DEADLINE: Until filled

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.