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The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia seeks dynamic individuals to join its team and help expand its statewide presence and accomplishments as the premier advocacy organization for civil liberties and civil rights in the Commonwealth.


About the ACLU of Virginia
Founded in 1968, the ACLU of Virginia is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with 10,000 members that protects and advances a broad range of constitutional rights, including free speech, religious liberty, privacy, reproductive freedom and equal justice for racial minorities, LGBT persons and immigrants. The ACLU of Virginia is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the country’s foremost advocate for the Bill of Rights.

All ACLU of Virginia employees work in the Richmond office that is a few blocks from the state capitol and federal and state courthouses.

The ACLU of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons to apply.

Job Opportunities

Communications Associate: Part-time

The Communications Associate will play a key role in advancing policy change through the ACLU of Virginia’s integrated advocacy program that seeks to protect civil rights and civil liberties through litigation, legislation, and public education. Reporting to the Director of Public Policy and Communications as part of the Policy and Communications team, the Associate will provide essential tactical and creative support to deliver strategic messages to the organization’s key stakeholders via traditional and new media. Twenty hours per week will be expected from this part-time position.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, submit completed applications by July 8, 2016.


Fund and Development Assistant: Part-time

The Fund and Membership Development Assistant supports the affiliate’s development and advancement initiatives primarily through efficient and effective use of technology to facilitate our donor-centered fundraising and membership/supporter development.  This part-time position provides essential support to the Director of Philanthropy and Executive Director in implementing the development and fundraising plan of the affiliate and in accomplishing the affiliate’s fundraising goals.  20 hours a week will be expected from this position.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.  Submit your application as soon as possible.  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by 5pm ET, May 20, 2016.


Requests for Proposal

English to/from Spanish Translator (pdf)

The ACLU Foundation of Virginia would like to develop an ongoing relationship with a translator or translation service company to assist us in a variety of capacities. The content/conversations may include legal documents and/or language that will require the ability to accurately translate legal terminology. While Spanish is the primary language of interest, the ability to translate other languages is also appreciated. Aside from the translation for our legal work, including sensitive attorney-client privileged communications, we may need assistance translating content for our website, infographics, and other printed publications for our public education and advocacy work.

All proposals should be submitted to Elizabeth Wong at jobs@acluva.org. Proposals are reviewed as they are received.

Internship and Externship Opportunities

Public Interest Legal Fellowship (pdf)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Virginia seeks one or more applicants to sponsor for public interest fellowships. The ACLU of Virginia will consider applications from third-year law students and attorneys who are seeking funding from outside sources such as Equal Justice Works, the Skadden and Soros Foundations, and school-specific sources.

Deadlines: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as fellowship deadlines require. 


Communications Internship (pdf)

The ACLU of Virginia seeks undergraduate or graduate students interested in non- profit communications, public relations, or journalism for communications internships.  The internships are designed to give students the opportunity to experience firsthand the workings of a non-profit communications department.

Deadlines: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 


Legal Interns/Externs (pdf)

The ACLU of Virginia typically seeks two legal externs during the academic year, and two legal interns during the summer.  Interns/externs will be an integral part of the legal program, and will contribute as much and in as many ways as his or her ability allows.  Interns/externs will assist in the development of ACLU cases from initial intake, through interviews, factual investigation, and legal research, to litigation.

Deadlines: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  


Ongoing Volunteer/Intern Opportunity

Graphic Design and Multimedia Volunteer/Intern (pdf)

The ACLU of Virginia seeks volunteers interested in providing on-going graphic design and multimedia services.  This opportunity is ideal for students interested in building their portfolios or for professionals seeking to assist in the promotion of fundamental liberties in Virginia.

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