Name: Miles Stevens
Year of Participation: Fall 2021
Why did you want to be an ACLU of Maine intern?
I had been aware of the ACLU as a national organization and found a lot of pride in the work they had done, seeing them fight for the rights of people who are part of marginalized groups. Being a queer kid of rural Maine, I wanted to do work that uplifted those who share my experience, and also work with others with different experiences to foster a supportive community. So when the opportunity arose to intern with the ACLU of Maine, I knew I had to throw my hat into the ring.
What are you excited to learn during your internship?
I’m excited to learn more about what the Maine branch of the ACLU is focusing on, and how non-profits function. I'm excited to highlight the skills I have through my work, and find ways to contribute to the organization. I am looking forward to making connections with the organization and meeting new people during my internship.
Where are you now, and what are your plans for the future?
I’m finishing out my senior year at the University of Maine at Farmington. After that I plan on taking a year off to work and to give attention to applying for graduate school. Continuing to work with non-profit organizations and applying the skills I’ve gained here will be my goals going forward in both work and scholarship.