Jobs, Fellowships and Internships

The ACLU of Massachusetts currently has these open positions:

• Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Spring 2015
• Public Advocacy Intern
• Summer 2015 Law Student Internship

Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Spring 2015

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

Updated 9.24.14

Public Advocacy Undergraduate Internship for Spring 2015

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 spring 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: December 19, 2014.

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

Updated 9.24.14

Summer 2015 Law Student Internship

The ACLU of Massachusetts invites applications from 1st and 2nd year law students for summer law student internships. Our office works on issues such as freedom of speech, assembly, and religion, police misconduct, immigrant rights, racial justice, reproductive freedom, privacy, surveillance and technology, juvenile justice, student rights, women’s and GLBT rights, and due process.

Legal interns at the ACLU perform the wide range of tasks required by litigation and other legal advocacy, including complaint investigation, legal research and memo writing, drafting of complaints, affidavits, and discovery requests; preparation of pretrial motions, trial preparation, drafting of appellate briefs, and preparation for oral argument. Students work closely with the ACLU of Massachusetts legal director and staff attorneys. Law students may also assist our legislative counsel with developing testimony for legislative hearings and other public policy materials.

Those interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to summerintern@aclum.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled, but should be submitted no later than December 31.

Posted 11.6.14




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