Summer 2021 internship opportunity with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Foundation

The ACLU of Maine has three funded internship opportunities for the summer. Interns will have the opportunity to work with members of our staff and will be supervised by our Engagement Coordinator. There will be opportunities to take part in substantive meetings, events, and conversations on strategy, and broader ACLU work. More details can be found below.
We invite all people 16 and older, with a connection to Maine (as a resident or a student) to apply. We are looking for an engaged and passionate individual with an interest in civil rights and civil liberties. Meet our previous interns and fellows.
Location: Remote
Time Commitment: 40 hours per week for an eight week period starting Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Stipend: $5,000
Submit our internship application. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels, and we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We encourage immigrants, people of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, women, formerly incarcerated people, and members of any other group that may experience adversity in hiring to apply. You are encouraged to self-identify in the application materials, if you would like to. Doing so is optional. The ACLU of Maine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit your application by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021. We anticipate making a decision on applications by April 17; however, that date may change depending on circumstances.
The ACLU of Maine is dedicated to defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and to extending their promises to all Mainers. We are active in the courts, the legislature and the community. Founded in 1968 and based in Portland, the ACLU of Maine is the statewide affiliate of the national ACLU, a nationwide organization with a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.
Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, advancing racial and immigrant justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to have an abortion, we use legal and legislative advocacy to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
This intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside our team to

  • Support key advocacy priorities and our responses to important current events as they arise by, for example, completing research, drafting communications and documents, organizing programs and events, and more
  • Provide insight on team program plans to advance civil rights and civil liberties across Maine
  • Take initiative by identifying additional projects of interest to work on
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with a diverse team of colleagues
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

We are looking for someone who is

  • Dedicated to defending and advancing civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice
  • Demonstrates commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Willing to approach the work with a growth mindset
  • Driven to work both independently and as part of a team to complete projects successfully
  • Ready to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and learn-by-doing
The ACLU of Maine is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Maine strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status,  prior involvement in the criminal legal system, or membership in any legally protected category.
The ACLU of Maine is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request accommodation for the interview process.