The ACLU of Southern California is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and to striving to maintain a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve.

The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and value people of all races, genders (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations, disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, and national origins and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice systems, and genetic information. The ACLU SoCal does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these characteristics.

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Legal/Advocacy Internships, Externships & Volunteer Opportunities

The ACLU SoCal is currently accepting applications for interns, externs, and volunteers to work in our Los Angeles, Orange County (Santa Ana), and Inland Empire (San Bernardino) offices. We are accepting internship applications from students at all academic levels, including high school students

Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Bakersfield

Policy Advocate and Organizer, LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project

The ACLU SoCal seeks applicants for a full-time Policy Advocate and Organizer (Advocate) to be part of the ACLU SoCal’s LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project (Project), fighting to protect, expand, and implement legal protections in these three issue areas through creative campaigns that invo

Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney – Criminal Justice

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks an experienced Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney to build and lead litigation, legal, and policy advocacy to protect and expand transformational criminal justice changes throughout Southern California.

Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino or Bakersfield County (Note: The ACLU SoCal staff is working from home due to COVID-19 except on a restricted only-as-necessary basis at least through end of 2020.)

2021-22 Fellowship Opportunities

ACLU SoCal seeks applicants to pursue fellowships (both legal and non-legal). Specifically, ACLU SoCal intends on applying for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Soros, school-based, and other fellowships for the 2021-22 term. Once ACLU SoCal selects its candidates, the organization will work with the

Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, and Bakersfield

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Legal Fellow

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks third-year law students and practicing attorneys with up to three years’ experience to apply for its Munger, Tolles & Olson Legal Fellowship to work on police reform, police practices, and criminal justice work.

Los Angeles

Organizing Intern

The P.E.O.P.L.E.'s Coalition is excited to invite activists and organizers to apply to an organizing internship. The internship is a unique opportunity to grow your organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills while working on a dynamic campaign on criminal justice in Orange County.

Santa Ana Office