ACLU Hiring a Summer Intern (Louisville Office) - Deadline is Feb. 6th

The ACLU of Kentucky has extended the deadline for its summer intern program until Thursday, February 6th, due to a low response from UofL students. The ACLU is seeking a 2L to work as its Summer 2014 Intern in Louisville. Although the ACLU cannot pay, a UofL student may apply for one of three public interest fellowship grants ($3000 each) available through the Office of Professional Development, apply for SBF funding, or may apply for externship credits if offered the internship with the ACLU. Questions about the fellowship grants may be directed to Dean Hajek and questions about the externship credits may be directed to Professor Trucios-Haynes or Professor Jordan.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky’s Student Legal Program gives law students who have completed their second year of law school the opportunity to work with the organization’s staff counsel in Louisville 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 mission is to promote and defend individual civil liberties throughout the Commonwealth through education, advocacy and litigation. Learn more at www.aclu-ky.org.

The summer intern will be supervised directly by the ACLU of Kentucky’s staff counsel 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.

Log onto Symplicity for the full job posting including information on qualifications sought by the ACLU and to whom to direct your cover letter. Applicants will need to turn in a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Dean Hajek by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6th. If questions or problems logging onto Symplicity, contact Dean Hajek.