Mission and how we operate

The ACLU of Utah’s mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, including the freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process. We operate through public
education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah.

What would you be doing?

The office is dynamic and fast-paced! A successful intern is one who enjoys “learning by doing” – we strongly encourage you to visit our website for an idea of the issue areas we work on. You could, for example, simultaneously be working on projects related to reducing mass
incarceration, women’s health and reproductive rights and assisting inmates register to vote. During the legislative session you could be attending hearings and track movement on specific bills. We would certainly be open to hearing about any specific projects that you would like to create.

Number of positions

Only one!

Any requirements?

A minimum of 10 hours per week to be scheduled during the weekday and anytime between the hours of 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

Who would you report to?

Although the Director of Campaigns, Niki Venugopal, will act as your primary supervisor, the position is structured such that you may be working on several different projects with different staff providing guidance and oversight of your work.

To apply

Please send the following:

  1. A one-page cover letter addressing why you want to intern with the ACLU of Utah highlighting any relevant experience and your top three issue areas that you are most excited about. (Use this link to see the ACLU of Utah issue areas: https://acluutah.org/about-us)
    2. A one-page resume.

Questions? Please send them to: NVenugopal@acluutah.org