American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado

The ACLU of Colorado is the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. We’re a private institution funded exclusively by the generous donations of our supporters. Our main focus is leading the reproductive rights work from the advocacy, legislation and education angle. From advocating on legislative efforts during our legislative session to collaborating with community partners during the summer to host our educational road show. We do all of this work as a part of the Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Coalition. Our mission is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation and legal advocacy, public policy and legislation, and education.

Category: 

  • Reproductive Rights (including abortion and contraception)

Internship description: 

Depending if we are in a pandemic free environment we will tailor our work to meet community where they are. Regardless during the summer we focus on the following things: education road show called the 'Reproductive Rights Show' conduct research on repro related projects, data entry, outreach support and staffing any events we sign up for in community.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Someone who is excited to learn about reproductive right's and how it intersects with some of our other priorities such as: immigration, criminal justice reform, racial justice and LGBTQ+ issues
  • Someone who is able to work from home in case we are remote - we can provide them with a laptop if needed and any other materials
  • Someone who is excited about research and able to synthesize research and someone is likes to work in a team!

 Office information:

We would love to have this person come join us in Denver, CO, but in a pandemic world it's totally ok to be remote and out of state. The building is location is ADA, secured, and accessible by public transportation.

COVID-19 changes:

We have been working remote (from home) full time since March 2020 and don't plan on returning until there are vaccines. We have a no travel policy right now, Free Zoom Fridays, received stipends for home office and phone and internet stipend.

Location: 

  • Denver, CO

Work hours: 

25-28 hours a week

Dress code: 

Business casual, but mostly casual

How many people work at the organization: 

25-30 people

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Yes
Internship final reports: 
2021Sadaf Rasekh
2020Aisha Mahama-Rodriguez
2020Laura Ramirez