Career Opportunities

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 40,000 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 employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Virginia encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.   Persons with disabilities may request accommodations.

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Legal Director

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-VA) seeks a dynamic individual to join its leadership team as its Legal Director.

Richmond, Virginia

Senior Staff Attorney

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-VA) seeks a self-motivated, skilled litigator with management experience interested in defending civil liberties and advancing civil rights.


Director of Advocacy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-VA) seeks a smart, sophisticated and dynamic leader with a mix of public policy advocacy and issue-based campaign experience to help the organization achieve its public policy goals through effective integrated advocacy.


Legal Interns/Externs

Seeking two legal externs during the academic year, and two interns during the summer. Interns/externs will be an integral part of the legal program, assisting in the development of ACLU cases from initial intake, through interviews, factual investigation, and legal research, to litigation.


Public Interest Legal Fellowship

Seeking one or more applicants to sponsor for public interest fellowships. ACLUF-VA 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.


Communications Intern

The ACLU of Virginia seeks an undergraduate or graduate student interested in nonprofit communications to provide support for our Communications team.


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