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Fall 2024 Intern, Affiliate Support and Nationwide Initiatives, Program & Strategy



21d ago

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    Off-cycle Internship
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  • You must be organized, creative, detail-oriented, tech-savvy, committed to diversity, and able to work well under pressure. Be curious, hungry to learn, and dedicated to advancing ACLU's mission.
  • You will support nationwide ACLU initiatives, coordinate projects, assist with various tasks in different functional areas, create resources, analyze survey data, and help ensure efficient program management.


  • This internship is open to all undergraduate (rising seniors starting Fall 2024) and graduate students.
  • Experience assisting in administrative tasks in an office setting, preferably a non-profit
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative, think creatively, contribute innovative ideas, problem solve, work well under pressure, and take ownership of projects and assignments
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hungry to learn and curious to ask questions, particularly about the range of disciplines that the team manages: advocacy, policy, communications, digital, and legal work with affiliates
  • Some knowledge of event planning preferred
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Be committed to advancing the mission of the ACLU
  • Center and embed the principles of equity, inclusion and belonging in their work by demonstrating commitment to diversity with an approach that respects and values multiple perspectives
  • Be committed to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and conflict


  • The intern will be responsible for:
  • Project coordination and logistics planning assistance:
  • Supporting multistate initiatives, including the 2024 Presidential Battlegrounds Initiative, the Southern Collective (regional work with our 12 affiliates in the South), and the Border Humanity Project (immigration work along the Southwest border)
  • Supporting the experts in the team from the Advocacy/Legislative, Organizing, Legal, Communications, and Digital functional areas to ensure well-organized and efficient projects/programs
  • Supporting the roll-out of guides, toolkits, playbooks, and other resources for affiliate knowledge and learning
  • Support the team with administrative tasks, such as taking notes for and assisting with the coordination of meetings, related to working groups, learning communities, and other initiatives
  • Draft preliminary language for deliverables, such as internal communications, brief summaries, and PowerPoint presentations, for different audiences
  • Support with survey data collection and analysis of results
  • Create and maintain resource banks regarding Advocacy/Legislative, Organizing, Legal, Communications, and Digital program management
  • Assist in organizing webinars and virtual/hybrid convenings of ACLU affiliates
  • Support the project manager and program associate with ad-hoc tasks that ensure the team’s grants portfolio and budget are well-organized


What is the role of the ASNI department within the ACLU?

The ASNI department builds state capacity and strengthens connections between the ACLU and its network of state affiliates across the country.

What does the Program & Strategy Team do within the ASNI department?

The Program & Strategy Team works with ACLU affiliates to strategically align advocacy, communications, and legal efforts to reach goals and drive nationwide strategies.

What opportunities will the intern have in this role?

The intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in program development and project coordination in a nonprofit setting.

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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.