The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Lone Star State. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend the civil rights for Texans throughout the state. The ACLU of Texas is both a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that operates professional offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and Brownsville, Texas.

Whether it’s protecting the rights of immigrants, ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQIA+ community, or preserving the right to vote and reproductive rights, the ACLU of Texas takes up the toughest civil rights and liberties fights. Interning at the ACLU of Texas is a rewarding opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and contribute to this critical work.

Interns at the ACLU of Texas work directly with our staff on active and potential projects that span the breadth of civil rights and civil liberties issues. We offer a variety of internships in different departments across our organization. Internships are paid.

Interns must be enrolled in an academic program. For students who would like to receive academic credit for the internship, we will work with you to meet the requirements for your school. We are looking for students who are curious, creative, and committed to the work of social change.

If you're interested in interning at the ACLU of Texas, fill out this Internship Interest Form.

We value a diverse team and an inclusive culture. The ACLU 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, previous criminal conviction, and veteran status.