Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 130 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For nearly 40 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives.

Over the course of four decades our vision has remained steadfast—to protect and expand pathways to justice and the democratic process—while our programs and tactics have been nimble and resilient, evolving with changing times and the needs of our members and the progressive community. AFJ is known for identifying and addressing threats to public interest and civil rights organizations, as well as opportunities they can seize. We pool resources and talents, organize campaigns, mobilize constituencies and drive strategies.

My first internship far exceeded my expectations of what it meant to be an intern.” 
Click here to read a past intern’s account of her time at AFJ.

Alliance for Justice offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Interns may receive a travel stipend, use the internship to receive academic credit, or to fulfill a community service requirement. Interns must be able to work at least 12 hours per week and those who work at least 16 hours per week will receive a travel stipend.

Over the course of the semester, interns may participate in a wide range of public education and grassroots organizing projects, research initiatives, and communication efforts, especially around issues related to the judicial selection process, access to justice, nonprofit advocacy, and other legal and policy issues.

Interns may be asked to:

  • Help maintain AFJ’s contact lists and social media networks;
  • Draft advocacy and organizing materials;
  • Track member activities and prepare member spotlight articles;
  • Research the background of judicial nominees;
  • Prepare blog posts, fact sheets, and other collateral materials;
  • Prepare grant proposals and develop funder prospect lists;
  • Assist in the coordination and staffing of outreach, press conferences, and AFJ special events and fundraisers;
  • Attend coalition meetings, congressional hearings, issue briefings, and conference calls;
  • Provide support to staff in the form of administrative and other research tasks as needed.

AFJ may also give interns an opportunity to work on issues of particular interest during the course of the semester.

Position requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Campus or community organizing experience or experience working on social justice issues a plus;
  • Proficiency with online search tools (Google, Lexis-Nexis);
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Experience using online media in a professional setting desirable;
  • Knowledge of HTML, web/graphic design, Salesforce, Salsa and/or constituent management systems a plus, but not required;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, civil rights, and public interest issues essential.

How to apply:

Click below to submit a cover letter explaining your interest in an internship with Alliance for Justice, a resume, short writing sample, and at least two references.  We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Alliance for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.