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Spring 2023 Immigrants' Rights Internship

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1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Francisco +1

💻 Remote

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  • You must be a current law student with a strong passion for immigrants’ rights and a commitment to social justice to apply for the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Internship.
  • You will assist in protecting the civil rights of immigrants through research, advocacy efforts, and attending strategy meetings to ensure their rights are upheld under the law.

Off-cycle Internship

LegalSan Francisco, Sacramento


  • The ACLU of Northern California’s Legal-Policy Department invites law students to apply for its Immigrants’ Rights Internship. Students willing to work with intensity and focus will find an internship at ACLU NorCal a rewarding learning experience. Qualified applicants are enthusiastic, creative, and detail-oriented; have strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and can articulate a commitment to work for social justice and the ideals of the ACLU. 

About the Legal-Policy Department:

  • The Legal-Policy Department promotes policy change and pursues cutting edge impact litigation to defend and expand the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The Department’s work focuses on six broad program areas: Criminal Justice; Democracy & Civic Engagement; Gender, Sexuality & Reproductive Justice; Immigrants’ Rights; Racial & Economic Justice; and Technology & Civil Liberties. The Department’s staff is based in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Fresno. Department staff work closely with other departments within ACLU NorCal, including Organizing, Communications, Development, Finance & Administration, as well as with ACLU California Action.


  • Applicants must currently be attending law school. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for immigrants’ rights and a commitment to work for social justice and the ideals of the ACLU. The Legal-Policy Department accepts one to two Immigrants’ Rights interns per term.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • The Immigrants’ Rights Intern will assist with projects to ensure that the civil rights and civil liberties of immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, and other Californians are protected under federal, state, and local law. Interns will participate in staff meetings and strategy meetings with coalition partners and assist in fact-gathering for local, state, and federal advocacy efforts through litigation, Freedom of Information Act and Public Records Act requests, field interviews, and other strategies. Interns are encouraged to attend and participate in monthly program meetings, where prospective litigation and policy strategies are discussed. At times, work may arise that gives interns the opportunity to work across the Department’s six broad program areas, including in the areas of Racial and Economic Justice, Criminal Justice, Technology and Civil Liberties, and Democracy & Civic Engagement.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco, Sacramento