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ACLU of Maryland Education Intern Fall/Spring in Baltimore, Maryland

Job Title: Education Intern Fall/Spring

Department: E ngagement & Mobilization

Job Reports to: Director of Engagement & Mobilization

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Part-Time (Temporary)

Collective Bargaining Unit: Ineligible

Pay Range: $17.00 - 20.00 p/h

Location: Baltimore, MD (Remote)

About the Position


Baltimore, MD (work will be done remotely)


Engagement & Mobilization (Education Internship Program)


The position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD) seeks a highly motivated student passionate about race equity, civil rights, and civil liberties for our education internship program. The ideal candidate will be primarily responsible for research and investigating education-related issues that affect the youth through Maryland to help execute the ACLU of MD?s strategic objectives and our statewide movement-building efforts around education equity and other priorities. The intern will also interact with our organization?s Communications, Public Policy, and Legal departments, coalition partners and may occasionally interface with the ACLU National Office.

The ACLU-MD is the Maryland state affiliate office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU-MD has a staff of 30 full-time employees, including an engagement and mobilization program of five. Interns participate in all aspects of the ACLU?s engagement and mobilization program .


Duties and functions may include:

  • Working with engagement and mobilization team to promote and support awareness activity and campaigning initiatives.

  • Researching and analyzes laws, data, policies, and practices;

  • Helping draft and deliver testimony for bill hearings;

  • Attending legislative briefings and hearings;

  • Scheduling and facilitating meetings with legislators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders; and

  • Attend departmental meetings;

  • Providing additional administrative assistance and administrative tasks.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing race equity. (See our Race Equity Statement to learn how race equity informs our work).

    Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge of the legislative process by working alongside the Public Policy team. Interns may also gain exposure and have the opportunity to meet with legislators, elected officials, community leaders, national and local activities, and ACLU clients.


  • Personal commitment to advancing the ACLU?s values, mission, goals, and programs, with an understanding of the range of civil rights and civil liberties issues and their implications.

  • A demonstrated commitment to racial equity, dismantling white supremacy, and incorporating a structural power analysis. Experience centering race equity ( in all aspects of organizing. Knowledge and understanding of how power is manifested in matters of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.

  • A thoughtful team player who values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance, and they actively work to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for everyone in their work.

  • Must be a current college student (at least one semester completed preferred).

  • Excellent research skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to speak in public along with facilitating meetings.

  • Proficiency with computers: MacOS, Microsoft Office, and internet research in particular.

  • Knowledge of how to use video conferencing programs like Zoom.

  • Organization and time management skills, with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

    Compensation & Benefits:

    The ACLU of Maryland offers paid internships in exchange for a commitment to work the minimum hours for the summer. If the student chooses to get school credit and the school prohibits the student from accepting pay, it is the student?s choice whether they want to get credit or receive monetary payment.

    Salaries are $17.00 per hour for undergraduate students and $20.00 per hour for graduate students. This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime compensation under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The position also includes excellent benefits (i.e. 100% paid medical insurance for staff ? health, dental, and vision, prorated vacation and sick leave, monthly cell phone and internet stipend, access to employee assistance program, teleworking, etc.), and direct exposure to cutting-edge civil liberties and civil rights work. This position is not in the bargaining unit represented by OPEIU Local 2.

    Deadline/Start Date:

    The position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

    TO APPLY :

    Please submit a cover letter expressing interest in being an intern with ACLU-MD, resume, two professional references, a writing or work samples at this website: APPLY HERE (

    In the cover letter, please provide details about when you are available to start and end, and how many days or hours per week you can work virtually. For alternate methods to apply, please email We discourage applicants from applying through third-party websites. Early applications are strongly encouraged. It will not be possible for us to respond to telephone or email inquiries regarding the status of application submissions.

    About the ACLU of Maryland:

    The ACLU of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our team and want to involve all those who can contribute to our inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations, including any accommodations needed in the application process.

    The ACLU of Maryland is a non-partisan, non-profit racial justice organization devoted to protecting civil rights and civil liberties. The ACLU of MD is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a key defender of civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The ACLU works in the courts, legislature and in communities to defend and expand individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and civil rights laws. The ACLU of Maryland is committed to centering race equity in our work, internally and externally, in order to better support and be accountable to communities of color, whose civil rights and civil liberties are systematically threatened by white supremacy.