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Summer 2024 Graduate Intern, Affiliate Support & Nationwide Initiatives, Organizational Management, Equity & Inclusion

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New York

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Summer Internship

Legal, Government & Politics•New York


  • The Affiliate Support and Nationwide Initiatives Department (ASNI) builds state capacity and strengthens the connections between the ACLU and its network of 54 state affiliates and their 1,500 staff members across the country. Their work constitutes an unparalleled bulwark defending and advancing our civil liberties and civil rights. ASNI staff lead efforts to build program, build organizations, and drive resources to key battles across the country, positioning the nationwide organization for future challenges.

The Organizational Management, Equity & Inclusion​ (OMEI) team focuses on:

  • Seeding and supporting cultural shifts that build and sustain accessibility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) across the affiliates’ staff and boards. â€‹
  • Providing resources and guidance to affiliates for developing strategic and financial plans that take advantage of the organization's environment and empower leaders to achieve their goals.​
  • Developing and supporting staff at all levels of the affiliate so they may continually grow in their roles and expertise, develop leadership skills, and experience a work environment that allows for healing and sustainability. 


  • Graduate student in related field
  • Word, PowerPoint and Excel proficiency
  • Interest in equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
  • Valid work authorization for those seeking a stipend from the ACLU

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Government & Politics


  • As an intern, you'll be an integral part of our nationwide efforts to drive meaningful change in equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB). The intern will be supporting the following focus areas:
  • Affiliate Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) Trainings
  • "Affiliate Equity Pipeline" (Diversity Recruitment and Talent Attraction)
  • Southern Legal Internship Program Manager Training (SLIP)
  • Rise: Virtual Intersectional Leadership Program
  • Your Day to Day:
  • Strategic Conversations: Engage in strategic discussions on a nationwide scale, contributing to our commitment to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Cutting-Edge Research: Research and share cutting-edge learnings to support a culture of learning and growth in the realm of EDIB.
  • Research and Recommendations: Contribute to best practice research and provide recommendations to enhance our EDIB initiatives.
  • Communication:
  • Written correspondence to stakeholders across the nationwide organization
  • Data synthesis for PowerPoint decks catering to various audiences
  • Data Analysis and Reporting:
  • Identify relevant data sets for Excel and PowerPoint reports
  • Analyze and report on priority programming and learning community effectiveness
  • Intranet Content Creation: Maintain and update content on "the HUB," our intranet platform.
  • Meeting Involvement:
  • Attend critical meetings with ACLU affiliate staff and board members
  • Draft follow-up summaries and communications, documenting key learnings
  • Resource Management: Organize and maintain resource banks for effective communication of EDIB/ALDA programs and tools.
  • Administrative Support:
  • Assist in coordinating learning calls and webinars
  • Support virtual workshops and convening administration


Work type

Full time

Work mode



New York