The internship will be hybrid with remote and in-person work required. All interns must be located in the state of Utah for the entire duration of their internship.



Deadline date

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis beginning on February 15th, 2024 and accepting applications until March 30, 2024.

Apply Here|The ACLU of Utah is accepting applications for two paid Legal Internships.

  • Internship Duration: Internships are a 10-week period. Summer interns are expected to start on or around May 31, 2024.
  • Rate of Pay: An hourly wage is available for students who are able to commit to working 30-40 hours a week for 10 weeks during the summer. Students who receive outside funding may be eligible for a partial stipend.
    • Rising 2Ls will be eligible for a rate of $19 per hour
    • Rising 3Ls will be eligible for a rate of $21.88 per hour

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Interns will gain valuable experience by working with the legal team on a wide variety of issues. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Drafting memoranda, affidavits, and briefs;
  • Conducting legal and policy research;
  • Researching and drafting materials for public education;
  • Researching and drafting public records requests under State and Federal Open Records Statutes; and
  • Other projects as assigned.

Desired Experience

  • This internship is open to law students who will have completed at least one year of law school before the internship commences. Legal Interns will ideally possess the following:
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills;
  • Ability to convey legal information to non-attorney audiences;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • A deep interest in issues related to civil rights and civil liberties including but not limited to immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ+ issues, police practices, constitutional and criminal law, free speech, and criminal legal reform; and
  • Strong understanding of civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice issues.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU of Utah.

Legal intern positions are very limited and early application is encouraged. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis beginning on February 15th, 2024 and accepting applications until March 30, 2024.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample that is wholly your own unedited work (10 pages or less). Application materials must be submitted as .pdf files. In your cover letter, please address your interest in the specific position and past experiences that may be relevant to the position.

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The ACLU of Utah is an equal-opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer base with diverse personal and professional backgrounds and lived experience enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates an environment where all members of our community can thrive. We strongly encourage and greatly value applications from women, people of color, immigrants, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have been formerly incarcerated, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.