The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky’s Legal Internship Program gives law students who have completed at least their first year of law school and one semester of Constitutional Law the opportunity to work with the organization’s Legal Director on a wide range of civil liberties issues. An affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Kentucky is a statewide organization whose office is located in Louisville, Kentucky. Its mission is to promote and defend individual civil liberties throughout the Commonwealth through education, advocacy, and litigation.

As an intern, you will be supervised directly by the ACLU of Kentucky’s Legal Director and work with the entire staff on a wide range of civil liberties issues. Legal experiences will range from legal research and brief writing to assisting with all phases of ongoing litigation. Additional opportunities will likely include conducting legislative analysis, screening and summarizing client intake, and conducting factual investigations into potential civil liberties violations.

Qualifications

The ACLU of Kentucky seeks individuals who have completed at least their first year of law school and one semester of Constitutional Law, and who can demonstrate a proven work ethic, strong academic credentials, and a desire to assist in defending the rights of individuals. Flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to work in a team environment are a must.

Benefits

Extern credit or funding may be available through your law school or through public interest grant programs. Please contact your school for more information.  To the extent credit or grants are unavailable, the ACLU of Kentucky can offer a $750 stipend for the semester.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@aclu-ky.org with the subject line: Legal Internship. 

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