Jobs, Fellowships and Internships

The ACLU of Massachusetts currently has these open positions:

• Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Fall
• Public Advocacy Intern
• Fellowship for Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Fellowship Initiative

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts, an affiliate of the national ACLU, seeks one or more applicants to sponsor for public interest fellowships beginning in the fall of 2015. We will consider applications from third-year law students and attorneys who are seeking funding from outside sources such as Equal Justice Works, the Skadden and Soros Foundations, and school-specific sources such as the Arthur Liman Fellowship.

Founded in 1919, the ACLU of Massachusetts is one of the nation's oldest defenders of civil rights and civil liberties. The ACLU of Massachusetts is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with its main legal office in Boston and a second legal office in Northampton. We focus on freedom of speech, privacy, freedom of religion, police misconduct, racial justice, due process, reproductive rights, criminal justice, equality, and immigrants' and prisoners' rights. For more information, please visit www.aclum.org.

Subject Area of the Fellowship: We welcome fellowship applications on any significant issue involving civil rights or liberties. Areas of interest to the ACLU of Massachusetts in 2015 might include the intersection between liberty and technology, criminal justice, immigrants' rights, gender and racial equality and reproductive freedom.

Job Description: Fellows will work with the ACLU of Massachusetts' legal director and staff attorneys on all aspects of litigation, including trial and appellate work, as well as non-litigation advocacy with staff in other ACLU of Massachusetts departments. Non-litigation advocacy can include public education, legislative work, public speaking, community organizing, and investigation. The fellowship's length will be governed by the funding organization's policy. Application deadlines typically occur in early fall for a fellowship beginning the following fall.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a commitment to civil rights and liberties, be self-motivated, and be able to work well with a wide range of people. Excellent research and writing skills are necessary.

How to Apply: Please email a resume, list of references, and writing sample, along with a cover letter indicating specific interests and possible project proposal, to fellows@aclum.org. Please use the subject line "2015 Legal Fellowship." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as fellowship program deadlines require.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and GLBT persons to apply.

Posted 7.18.14

Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Fall

Do you speak Spanish? Do you love to write? Do you want to work for justice and civil rights in a friendly and exciting environment?

The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts, a public interest organization that defends civil rights and civil liberties, is seeking a person who is fluent in English and Spanish to help our outreach efforts in the Latino community. The person will write articles for publication on our websites and in media outlets and translate materials. He or she may also present on our issues, communicate with advocates and community members in Spanish, attend community meetings in Spanish and speak one-on-one with Spanish speakers on a variety of issues.

The intern/volunteer will address a variety of the issues the ACLU covers, from immigrant rights to free speech to LGBT issues. Articles will be posted on aclum.org, miaclu.org and/or our social media outlets.

Start/end dates and hours are flexible. It is also possible to work remotely.

The intern/volunteer will be placed in the Field Department and will work primarily with a lawyer in the Field and Legal Departments.

This is an unpaid position.

Qualifications

The applicant should be able to read documents in English and Spanish, communicate fluently in both languages, and write well in Spanish.

Please send a cover letter (in Spanish), a résumé or CV (in English or Spanish), and a writing sample (in Spanish) to the contact below. If you don't already have a writing sample in Spanish, you can write a piece (300 words or less) about a recent news event. Look at miaclu.org for style ideas. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

Laura Rótolo
Staff Counsel
ACLU of Massachusetts
211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
lrotolo@aclum.org
617.482.3170 x 311

Posted 6.24.13

Public Advocacy Undergraduate Internship - Fall 2014

Do you care about civil liberties? Do you love to research and write? Do you want to work for justice and civil rights in a friendly and exciting environment?

The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts, a public interest organization that defends civil rights and civil liberties, is seeking an undergraduate intern to work in the public advocacy department. The person will support the development and implementation of the ACLU of Massachusetts' public policy/advocacy campaigns. He or she may also represent on our issues, communicate with advocates and community members, and attend community meetings and events on a variety of issues.

The intern/volunteer will address a variety of the issues the ACLU covers, from criminal justice reform to free speech to LGBT issues.

The intern/volunteer will report to the Director of Public Advocacy, but they will work with various staff members

This is an unpaid position.

Qualifications

The applicant should be an undergraduate student with an interest in civil liberties and public policy/advocacy. There is only one position available for the Fall Semester so please be sure to send all application requirements before the deadline.

Please send a cover letter, a résumé or CV, and a writing sample to the contact below. Application Deadline: August 15, 2014.

Whitney Taylor
Director of Public Advocacy
ACLU of Massachusetts
211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
wtaylor@aclum.org
617.482.3170 x 344

Posted 4.18.14


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The ACLU of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBT people to apply.