Location

Florida

Department

Policy/Advocacy

Deadline date

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a target start date of August 29.

DESCRIPTION
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU of Florida) seeks a Campaign Intern to support our electoral campaign work. The Campaign Intern will support a nonpartisan electoral campaign to push candidates to prioritize civil rights and civil liberties and help the public understand the importance of voting and where candidates stand on important civil rights issues.

The Electoral Intern may work remotely, but must be based in Florida. This is a temporary part-time position that will report to the Deputy Political Director.

The ACLU of Florida, the state’s premier civil rights advocacy organization, is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education and communications to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues and individual rights and freedoms, including the freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights.

The ACLU of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. The national ACLU implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. With offices in Jacksonville, Miami (headquarters), Pensacola, and Tampa, the Florida affiliate has a $5.5M operating budget and over 30 staff positions, placing it among the larger affiliates in the nation.
 
POLICY APPROACH
The ACLU of Florida has adopted a “campaign” approach for its work. Work is focused on pursuing specific integrated advocacy campaigns to achieve measurable goals that will expand civil liberties and civil rights, while building the long-term power of the ACLU and the civil liberties movement. For the foreseeable future, the ACLU of Florida will focus on three campaigns: voting rights, criminal justice reform, and immigrants’ rights. The campaigns in which the organization engages are about integrated advocacy, and include strategies across several disciplines including lobbying, communications, litigation and grassroots organizing.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research assigned races, candidate positions, and support the development of advocacy materials.
  • Support outreach efforts through data entry, management and report development.
  • Monitor and track campaign developments, and assist with campaign performance tracking.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of 1 year of undergraduate school or evidence of lived or work experience relevant to the role.
  • Innate curiosity, passion and initiative.
  • Ability to organize information and data to facilitate understanding.
  • Comfort with technology and working with data.
  • Experience working with CRMs or NG VAN is a desired, but not required.
  • Comfort in working independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in a language other than English (esp. Spanish or Creole) is desired, but not required.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated commitment to equity and racial justice.

COMPENSATION
$15 per hour.  There are no benefits provided as this is a temporary part-time position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To apply, please complete the form at www.aclufl.org/CampaignIntern. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a target start date of August 29.

No phone calls, please.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ACLU of FL, is currently working remotely.

The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida 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. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please inquire if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

The ACLU of Florida makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment efforts  provide persons with disabilities with full opportunities for employment in all positions.

The ACLU of Florida 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 e-mail jobs@aclufl.org . If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.