JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Director of Administration and Finance, this hands-­‐on position will be responsible for assisting across multiple program areas including legal, development, communications, and administration.  This internship is open to all students who possess a strong interest in nonprofit management and public administration. This internship will be for up to 20 hours/2 to 3 days a week (hours and days TBD between the intern and Director of Administration and Finance).

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • General administrative support: file, organize, mail outgoing orders, maintain inventory, order and stock general office/art supplies
  • Handling all general incoming calls and route them to the appropriate staff member for further assistance
  • Assist the Director of Administration and Finance with travel arrangements and expense reports
  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail
  • Help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional work environment for employees, volunteers, and visitors
  • Assist the Director of Administration and Finance with various human resources, IT, and financial tasks as needed
  • Assist the Legal Team in coordinating review and routing of all intake correspondence.  Support timely response to all intake inquiries


  • Understanding of, and passion for, ACLU mission.  A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, and able to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community
  • Our ideal candidate is: Highly organized, detail-­‐oriented, follows deadlines, juggles multiple tasks, takes initiative, can manage own workload, and is a self-starter
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite


Internships are unpaid but are available for credit from the individual’s college or university. Interns will gain and/or improve upon their:

  • Experience supporting a wide range of events and office needs within the organization
  • Understanding of a nonprofit organization, ability to work in a fast-­‐paced, mission-­‐driven organization in a professional office environment
  • Research, writing, editing, networking and general communication skills
  • General computer, database and organizational skills
  • Practical understanding of constitutional law
  • Skills in financial, operations, organizational, and HR management
  • Skills in identifying and using administrative regulations and protocols

The office intern will also be provided with an opportunity to:

  • Participate in weekly Intake Complaint Unit Review Team meetings
  • And participate in special events

To Apply:

E-mail a letter of interest and resume to application@aclu-mo.org. Please indicate “Office Internship” in the subject line of your email.  Alternatively, application materials may be mailed to: 906 Olive St., Suite 1130 St. Louis, MO 63101.   Please, no phone calls

The 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 and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.