TO APPLY:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to T4Lintern@aclum.org. Type “Spring 2022 Intern Application” in the subject header. No phone calls or faxes please. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2021.

Summary

The Technology for Liberty (T4L) Program of the ACLU of Massachusetts (ACLUM) is seeking a paid intern for the spring of 2022. The T4L Program aims to increase government transparency and accountability, protect privacy and civil rights, and fight for racial justice, by promoting synergy with existing and emerging technologies. The T4L summer intern will be responsible for research, writing, and policy advocacy work on a host of issues related to technology and civil liberties, including but not limited to surveillance, algorithmic bias, digital privacy, and artificial intelligence.

This internship is a three-month, full-time, paid opportunity, and will run from January through May (exact dates to be mutually agreed upon). This intern will report to the Director of the Technology for Liberty Program, and will work with staff members across ACLUM and the larger ACLU family, as necessary. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the person in this role will work remotely.

ACLUM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, queer people, and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

Essential Duties

  • Support the development and implementation of ACLUM’s public policy and advocacy campaigns through research and writing, as assigned.
  • Communicate with advocates and community members, and attend community meetings and events on ACLUM’s behalf, as applicable.

Job Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate has a burning desire to work diligently to advance civil rights and civil liberties for all people.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and some familiarity with issues at the intersection of technology and civil liberties.
  • Strong research and writing skills are required, as is a commitment to racial and gender justice.

A computer science background is preferred but not required. A sense of humor is welcome!

Compensation

This position pays $15 per hour.

About the ACLU of Massachusetts

The ACLU of Massachusetts (ACLUM) was founded in 1920 and is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that works to preserve and expand the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Through strategies of litigation, advocacy, public education, and grassroots activism, we strengthen and expand public understanding of racial justice, juvenile justice, LGBTQ rights (including equal marriage), women's rights, criminal justice issues, equal opportunity, free speech and assembly, privacy rights, religious liberty, students' rights, voting rights, and reproductive rights.