The ACLU of Nebraska is seeking applications for law clerks.

For over 50 years in Nebraska, the ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect the constitutional and individual rights of all people. With a nationwide network of offices and millions of members and supporters, we take up the toughest civil liberties fights. Beyond one person, party, or side — we the people dare to create a more perfect union.

The ACLU of Nebraska prioritizes criminal justice and prison reform, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights and reproductive health, First Amendment rights, immigrants’ rights, and voting rights. And all of our work is grounded in racial justice.

Clerks will be hired as temporary employees and will report to staff attorneys. Work will be focused on legal/policy writing and research, client counseling, court monitoring programs, screening of requests for legal assistance, administrative support, community outreach and education, and other tasks as required. Candidates should be currently enrolled in an accredited law school and should have demonstrated excellent legal research and analysis skills. This is a paid part time position at $20-$25/hour (10-20 hours/week) depending on experience.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce 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, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions. The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying, please e-mail mfunk@aclunebraska.org If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process. 

Civil rights and civil liberties violations disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society – including people of color, people who have struggled financially, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. These communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or those who are members of other marginalized communities. 

Application Process

If you are interested in working with the ACLU, send a cover letter and resume to Interim Legal Director Rose Godinez at rgodinez@aclunebraska.org before close of business day Dec. 13, 2021.