Jobs, Fellowships and Internships

The ACLU of Massachusetts currently has two openings for paid employment, and one volunteer position:

• Part-Time Field and Volunteer Coordinator
• Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Fall
• Public Advocacy Intern

Part-Time Field and Volunteer Coordinator

The ACLU of Massachusetts is a non-profit, public interest organization devoted to defending and preserving the civil rights and individual liberties guaranteed by the U.S. and Massachusetts constitutions and laws. We focus on issues such as freedom of speech, expression and association, religious liberty, privacy, reproductive freedom, equality under the law, freedom from discrimination, drug law reform, voting rights, and protection from government abuses. The ACLU of Massachusetts achieves this mission through litigation, lobbying, organizing and public education. To learn more about the work of the ACLU in Massachusetts and nationwide, please visit www.aclum.org and www.aclu.org.

Position Overview

The ACLU of Massachusetts seeks a capable and energetic part-time Field & Volunteer Coordinator (29 hours per week) to work in the Boston office. Reporting to the Public Advocacy Director, the position is responsible for a variety of tasks, including but not limited to, volunteer and lay leader coordination, administration of the Public Advocacy/Field Departments, representing the Public Advocacy Director in meetings and other work, administration of contacts, as well as working with staff in the execution of projects and strategic plans. The position is for 29 hours a week, which will need to be flexible at times when evening or weekend work is required. Benefits for this position include vacation and sick leave time and a 401(k) program.

Responsibilities

• Maintain and coordinate Volunteers and Interns through the Public Advocacy Department.
• Maintain contacts, calendar and specific issue information for the Public Advocacy Department.
• Work with other support staff to organize ACLU of Massachusetts events, coalitions, community forums and meetings when applicable.
• Work with other support staff to execute community actions and events.
• Represent the ACLU of Massachusetts in coalition meetings and work collaboratively on joint efforts with community organizations and coalition partners.
• Research for the possible development of projects and action plans.
• Contribute content for the ACLU of Massachusetts’s e-advocacy.

Qualifications

• College degree or equivalent relevant experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, social media components, and basic computer systems.
• Excellent organization and administrative skills: a strong, consistent attention to detail, an organized work style, and the ability to juggle and prioritize several projects at one time. Work outside of regular 9-5 hours will be required.
• Valid driver’s license and ability to travel within Massachusetts.
• Fluency in and ability to translate into Spanish a plus.
• Firm commitment to the mission and principles of the ACLU.
• A “good attitude” is a must – we’re looking for a creative, flexible, results-oriented, self-starting, hard-working, good-humored team player to join our already great team!

How to Apply

Applicants should send resume, references, and cover letter by e-mail to fieldjobs@aclum.org, with a subject line of "Field Coordinator." No mail, phone calls or faxes, please.

Deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through May 2, 2014.

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.

Posted 3.31.14

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.