Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, or Pensacola, Florida


Policy and Advocacy

Deadline date

Rolling until closed

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU-FL) invites students of all ages to apply for a fall internship in one of our regional offices – Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, or Pensacola. The August 31, 2018, deadline for application submissions has been extended will be considered on a rolling basis. The internship requires, at minimum, a part-time commitment for 10 weeks. 

Program Description

The ACLU of Florida’s Policy & Advocacy team seeks interns for fall 2018. The internship is full time (15-35 hours a week) with no compensation. Interns will work from one of our offices located statewide in Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, or Pensacola. Interns will have the opportunity to work remotely on a case by case basis. Interns will be working directly with the Policy & Advocacy team primarily to support the work of the Second Chances campaign and restore the right to vote to 1.4 million people through the Voting Restoration Amendment. Interns will also be regularly supporting the team on other issues-based campaigns.

Interns will be part of this historic moment to change the State of Florida! Learning opportunities will include learning the ins and outs of how a ballot initiative campaign is executed, provide outreach to directly impacted communities, volunteer recruitment, training and management, tracking campaign progress, phone banking, tabling events, data entry, and potentially speaking engagements. 

  • Commitment to work at least 15 hours per week, maximum of 35 hours per week
  • An interest in voting rights and criminal justice reform is highly preferred
  • Ideal candidates should be organized, reliable, prompt, detailed-oriented and self-motivated
  • Ideal candidates should be hard-working, enthusiastic and genuinely committed to driving change in their community
  • Willingness to learn about volunteer management software
  • Willingness to communicate directly with voters through phone and door-to door contact
  • Prior experience is not required, but any volunteer or internship experience with advocacy/political campaigns is a bonus
  • Demonstrating a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, and record of arrest or conviction. 
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Conduct weekly phone bank events, which includes hosting and training volunteers
  • Help with support functions and data entry
  • Staff campaign-related events
  • Attend community events representing the campaigns
  • Perform additional job duties and responsibilities as requested

To apply
Please email your application form which can be found here and your resume to Darryl Perez at dperez@aclufl.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted and invited for a short interview followed by an orientation, if accepted.

ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction. 
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

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