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Legal Intern, Immigrants' Rights Project (NY)

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12d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

New York

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  • You must possess a strong interest in immigrants' rights and have a background in legal studies to qualify for this internship with the ACLU in New York.
  • You will draft legal documents, conduct research, track legislation, and engage in special projects for the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project. Equal opportunity, advocacy, and collaboration are key.

Off-cycle Internship

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  • The ACLU of Utah is acceThe Immigrant Rights Project at the National ACLU has an opening for a Legal Internship in New York, NY or San Francisco, CA.
  • The Immigrants’ Rights Project is part of the Legal Department of the national ACLU, and has offices in New York and San Francisco. For over 30 years, the Project has litigated in trial and appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of immigrants and seek equal justice under the law. Our work has focused on due process, access to the courts, unfair detention, equal treatment, and state and local laws and policies. For example, we have challenged family separation; the Muslim ban; multiple attacks on the asylum system; indefinite and mandatory detention; immigration detainers; state and local anti-immigrant laws, including Arizona’s SB 1070; racial and language profiling connected to immigration enforcement; and attempts to eliminate judicial review. We work closely with partners at the national ACLU and affiliates, as well as allied organizations, to pursue litigation and to engage in and support other forms of advocacy and education.pting applications for two paid Legal Internships.


Area of Responsibilities



  • Drafting memoranda, affidavits, and briefs
  • Conducting legal and policy research
  • Researching prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims
  • Researching and drafting materials for public education
  • Legislative bill tracking and analysis
  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the ACLU
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts


Work type

Part time

Work mode



New York