Applications for Fall 2020 internships are no longer being accepted. Check back in the Spring!


The ACLU of Nevada is a nonprofit organization and interns help expand the reach of the work we do to protect civil liberties. Many ACLUNV internships are paid positions.

The ACLU of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Nevada encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.

Undergraduate Policy Intern - Reno office

Under the supervision of the Policy Director and Administrative/Program Manager, the undergraduate intern will support the policy efforts and projects, as needed by the Policy Director and/or ACLUNV staff.

Each semester provides different opportunities for interns to learn about the work of the ACLU of Nevada, ACLU National, as well as our state and local governments. Further, as we respond to varying issues in the community as they arise, our responsibilities change accordingly. The Fall 2020 semester will include work to assist the Policy Department to prepare for Legislative Session.

Legal Intern - Las Vegas office

The program gives students the opportunity to learn about numerous constitutional and procedural legal topics, and to delve into different aspects of public interest lawyering, from assisting with media to helping draft briefs.  The ACLU of Nevada has hosted students from law schools across the country (Harvard, Columbia, Berkley, University of Washington, University of Arizona, Tulane University, American University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Lucerne, Switzerland). The summer program includes research seminars and a First Amendment workshop, as well as social and cultural activities.  It was heralded by one student as “the best experience” that she had in law school, explaining that “no other program has taught me more about how to be a good, moral lawyer than my experience at the ACLU.” Students also noted the “friendly atmosphere” of the office and the balance between fun and hard work.

Communications & Media Relations Intern - Las Vegas office

A Communications & Media Relations Internship at the ACLU of Nevada provides graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to actively work on journalism- and public relations-related projects on a wide variety of highly publicized civil liberties issues. The Communications & Media Relations Intern will be supervised over the course of a semester by the Director of  Communications & Outreach based in Las Vegas. This internship is a paid opportunity. As of July 2020, this position is anticipated to be completely remote, but is subject to change following state guidelines.