The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans, and extending them to groups that have traditionally been denied those rights. The organization offers many internship opportunities to both undergraduates and graduate students to work in their offices all over the country. See the website for currently available opportunities.
The ACLU sponsors a number of exciting legal fellowships with a broad range of work in civil rights and civil liberties issues, including: racial justice, free speech, national security, human rights, reproductive freedom, drug law reform, prisoners' rights, women's rights, and immigrants' rights.
The responsibilities of fellows will vary depending on the Project or Program in which they work but generally include: analysis of Supreme Court cases; legal research; drafting of legal memoranda, briefs and pleadings at all levels of the federal and state judiciary; participation in trial litigation, including discovery and motion practice; analysis of requests for ACLU assistance; and coordination with ACLU affiliates and volunteer lawyers.