Intake Counselor internships are available in the legal department of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. Interns assist callers on the ACLU Intake and Referral Line, review and draft responses concerning complaints alleging violations of civil liberties, and assist with administrative support for the ACLU-WA legal intake department.
Interns address a broad spectrum of issues, including free speech, student discipline, police practices, criminal law, and prison and jail conditions. Intake Counselors learn interview and investigation skills, explore civil liberties and constitutional law issues, and become familiar with the work of a wide range of government agencies and community organizations. The internship provides excellent experience for individuals considering careers in public service, law, criminal justice, social work, or public policy.
Applicants should have an interest in civil liberties, good interpersonal and analytical skills, and excellent writing skills. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
A six-month commitment is required. Interns must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours each week during regular office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references (preferably with e-mail addresses), and a writing sample of approximately five pages in length to: email@example.com
or to 901 Fifth Ave. #630, Seattle, WA 98164.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and there is no specific time deadline for submission.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture and are committed to race equity in all aspects of our work. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction. Women, people of color, LGTB people, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.