American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington – Legal Intake Counselor, Open until filled

Position: Legal Intake Counselor
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: Six month commitment, minimum of 10 hours each week.
Location: Seattle, WA.
Recommended Skills/Prerequisites: Applicants should have an interest in civil liberties, good interpersonal and analytical skills, and excellent writing skills. Spanish language proficiency a plus.
Application Process: To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, list of three references (preferably with e-mail addresses), and a writing sample of approximately five pages in length to: legal@aclu-wa.org or to 901 Fifth Ave. #630, Seattle, WA 98164.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Visit their website for more information.

Job Description:

Intake Counselor internships are available in the legal department of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. A six month commitment is required, with a minimum of 10 hours each week during ACLU-WA office hours (M-F, 9:00-5:00).

Interns assist callers on the ACLU Intake and Referral Line and review and investigate complaints alleging violations of civil liberties. Interns address a broad spectrum of issues, including free speech, student discipline, police practices, criminal law, and prison and jail conditions.

Intake Counselors learn interview and investigation skills, explore civil liberties and constitutional law issues, and become familiar with the work of a wide range of government agencies and community organizations. The internship provides excellent experience for individuals considering careers in public service, law, criminal justice, social work, or public policy.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have an interest in civil liberties, good interpersonal and analytical skills, and excellent writing skills.

Language(s):

Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, list of three references (preferably with e-mail addresses), and a writing sample of approximately five pages in length to: legal@aclu-wa.org or to 901 Fifth Ave. #630, Seattle, WA 98164.

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