The ACLU of Ohio is committed to training, educating, and mentoring the next generation of civil libertarians, civil rights advocates, and racial justice warriors. Opportunities for formal internships at our affiliate are currently available for college undergraduate and graduate level students. Students not eligible for academic credit for internships or placements will be compensated at a rate of $16 per hour, for no more than 20 hours per week. High school graduates not currently enrolled in college classes are also eligible to apply for internships with our affiliate. Unfortunately, current high school students are not eligible for ACLU of Ohio internships, but everyone is welcome to volunteer with us or join our Action Team!

To apply for any of the opportunities below, please email a PDF version of a cover letter and resume to; in the subject line please include the opportunity for which you are applying (e.g. Development Department Internship or Policy Department Placement).

Development Department:
Development Intern (2024-2025)

Legal Department:
The ACLU of Ohio is not seeking law clerks. We do not anticipate hiring law clerks in the foreseeable future.

Administration, Communications, Organizing, Policy, and Technology Departments:
2024 Intern positions have been filled. No additional intern slots are anticipated. Please check back in 2025.


Applicants seeking to designate the ACLU of Ohio as their host Fellowship organization must email as soon as possible, but no later than 15 days prior to the fellowship application deadline. Provide the name and contact information for the fellowship foundation, all key dates and deadlines, any host requirements, and any other pertinent information. Potential Fellows are required to engage in a brief, informal interview to confirm the applicant’s alignment with the ACLU of Ohio’s mission, goals, and equity and inclusion standards.

Volunteer Opportunities

Activists, attorneys, social justice warriors! Please share your time and talents to protect, support, and expand civil liberties, civil rights, and racial justice! We can always use your passion and help. Visit our Volunteer page for details and to sign up!

National ACLU Opportunities

For career opportunities, internships, fellowships, and law clerkships with National ACLU (outside of Ohio), please visit the National ACLU Careers page.