Public Advocacy

Deadline date

April 1, 2019

The Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts seeks a paid intern for the summer of 2019. The intern will work full time from the ACLU’s downtown Boston offices, from approximately June 1 through August 15. The 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.

The internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates interested in the law, policy, technology, and social justice.

The intern will support the development and implementation of the ACLU of Massachusetts’ public policy and advocacy campaigns. They may also represent the ACLU by communicating with advocates and community members, or attending community meetings and events.

The intern will report to the Director of the Technology for Liberty Program, but will work with staff members across the ACLU of Massachusetts and larger ACLU nationwide staff, as necessary.


Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and familiarity with issues related to technology and civil liberties. Strong research and writing skills are required, as is a commitment to racial justice. Candidates with a technical background are urged to apply.

The ideal candidate has a burning desire to work diligently to advance civil rights and civil liberties for all people. Please also have a sense of humor.

This position requires the intern to live in the Boston area and work from the downtown Boston ACLU offices. We will not consider applicants who want to work remotely.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, résumé or CV, and writing sample with the subject line “Summer 2019 intern application” to:

Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program, kcrockford@aclum.org

No phone calls.

Please apply by April 1, 2019.

The position pays $15 per hour.


The ACLU of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

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