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Fall 2024 Graduate Intern, Justice Policy & Government Affairs



29d ago

Applications are closed

  • Internship
    Starts on Sep 08
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
  • Washington, DC


  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • Interest in communications strategy and messaging
  • Initiative to see projects through to completion
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • The ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Campaign, project management, or event planning experience a plus but not required


  • This position will be responsible for working alongside the Justice Division on many aspects of public policy such as: analyzing the constitutionality of pending legislation, creating and updating policy issue briefs, working on campaign strategy and tactical projects, assisting in quarterly and annual legislative reports, and research and administrative work as needed.
  • Your Day to Day:
  • Track nationwide criminal justice reform legislation and identify trends.
  • Conduct legal and policy research on state and federal legislation and litigation.
  • Assist with campaign planning, event planning, and other project work.
  • Review media, campaign materials, and other publications for narrative change and tracking purposes.
  • Draft materials, letters, and other policy and campaign materials as needed.
  • Assist with administrative duties and drafting of legislative reports as needed.


What department will the Fall 2024 Graduate Intern be working with?

The Fall 2024 Graduate Intern will be working with the National Political Advocacy Department's Justice Division.

What will the responsibilities of the intern include?

The intern will be responsible for tracking criminal justice reform legislation, conducting legal and policy research, assisting with campaign and event planning, reviewing media materials, drafting policy materials, and assisting with administrative duties.

What skills are required for this position?

The ideal candidate should have excellent research, writing, and communication skills, an interest in communications strategy, the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines, and must be independent, detail-oriented, and highly organized.

What experience is preferred but not required for this position?

Campaign, project management, or event planning experience is preferred but not required for this position.

What is the main goal of the Justice Division at the ACLU?

The main goal of the Justice Division is to cut the size of the nation's incarcerated population by 50 percent, advance racial justice, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely in the criminal legal system.

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The ACLU is an non-profit, non-partisan organization of people who believe in the power of action. We are united by the quest – “We the people dare to create a more perfect union.” Whether in the courts, statehouses, Congress or communities, we fight to defend the rights that the Constitution guarantees to all of us —regardless of who we are, where we come from, whom we love, or what we believe. Together, we take up the toughest civil rights and liberties challenges of our time. We seek to inspire those who want change to become the ones who make change.