Lousiville or remote with some required in-office work



Deadline date

5PM ET, July 1, 2022

We're continuing our paid development internship! Our first-ever development intern graduated from college in May 2022 and is now a development assistant at the ACLU of Missouri. Learn more and apply by the priority deadline of 5PM ET, July 1, 2022.


The ACLU-KY development internship program aims to expose and train individuals in a growing field of development while helping to strengthen our development department and execute our department’s mission. The mission of the ACLU-KY development team is to fund our organization’s work to preserve the civil liberties of Kentuckians. We use ACLU-KY value statement and a racial justice lens to identify and activate the full potential of donors by connecting donors to our work; make the case for increased and sustained support; and create long-lasting relationships with our philanthropic base throughout the state.

The intern will learn about the full spectrum of development activities within ACLU-KY and will work with different members of the development department to gain experience from an established and dynamic development program. With guidance and mentorship from the development director, the intern will work on a project of interest. Additionally, the intern may be asked to assist with cultivation activities such as donor events, mailings, and email updates.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Success in this role requires strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, discretion with confidential materials, willingness to learn and engage with a variety of donors, and a strong belief in the ACLU of Kentucky’s work and mission. It occasionally will require travel, evening, and weekend work. This position is based in Louisville and will be required to report in-person for weekly meetings and check-ins. 

The intern will attend weekly all-staff meetings, weekly development department meetings, and our annual fall fundraising event. They are invited but not required to attend donor strategy sessions with various members of the development team. This position reports to the development director. 


The ACLU-KY development internship is a 24-week program that requires no more than 20 hours per week with a flexible start date and weekly hours. Interns are compensated at $20 per hour for a total of, but not exceeding, $9,600. 

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to HRmontgomery@ACLU-KY.org with “Development Internship” in the subject line. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting in your cover letter.

The priority deadline is 5PM ET, July 1, 2022. 


The ACLU of Kentucky 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 include that when you email your application materials. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

The ACLU of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Kentucky 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, criminal history, and veteran status.