For a fall internship (September-December) please submit application materials by August 16th.

For a winter/spring internship (January-May) please submit application materials by December 1st.  

For a summer internship (May-August): March 31st

Internships are unpaid, volunteer positions; however, course credit will be accommodated. Each internship will require no more than 10 hours per week. More hours are available for school credit upon request. 

If you are interested in a practicum or school credit, please let us know in your application materials. 


  • Research and author reports, bills, and policy memos on ACLU issues
  • Design public outreach and education materials
  • Track bills and legislation
  • Draft legislative analysis, fact sheets, and other lobbying tools

Educational Benefits

  • Develop research skills
  • Develop an understanding of public policy and the legislative process
  • Learn about a variety of civil rights and civil liberties issues
  • Develop strong communication and advocacy skills
  • Work in coalitions and other collaborative efforts
  • Develop skills in campaign strategizing


Interested individuals should mail or email a letter of interest, resume and writing sample with the subject line Policy & Campaigns Internship Application" to:

Tori Schafer, Deputy Director for Policy and Campaigns
906 Olive St, Suite 1130
St. Louis, MO 63101

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