TO APPLY:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to T4Lintern@aclum.org. Type “Summer 2023 Intern Application” in the subject header. No phone calls or faxes please. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Summary

The Technology for Liberty (T4L) Program of the ACLU of Massachusetts (ACLUM) is seeking a paid intern for the summer of 2023. 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 June through August. 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 assigned.

This position is based in Boston, MA and eligible for a hybrid work schedule, being in-person an average of three days per week, with the ability to be in the office on any given day as needed and assigned. ACLUM has a Covid-19 vaccine mandate, and candidates receiving a job offer will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Exemptions to this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law. Applicants should be aware that fully remote work will not be deemed a reasonable accommodation.

ACLUM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, 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 related to the intersection of technology and civil liberties.
  • Strong research and writing skills are required, as is a commitment to racial and gender justice.
  • A technical background is preferred. A sense of humor is welcomed.

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.

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