The ACLU of Nebraska seeks a motivated and energetic Pre-Law Intern who can strengthen the infrastructure of Nebraska’s largest civil liberties organization. Gain a broad-based perspective on an array of operations that go into managing a nonprofit.


  • Work will be tailored to individual interests and can include:
  • Responding to requests for assistance;
  • Researching civil liberties issues in Nebraska;
  • Surveying on-the-ground practices related to civil liberties in Nebraska;
  • Assisting the preparation of reports to the public; and
  • General office procedures and data entry as needed.

This internship will be unpaid but we can offer the best coffee in town and an environment where you can feel free to be yourself. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for course credit or Federal Work Study. Time commitment is flexible with a low end of approximately 10 - 15 hours/week with a minimum duration of three months in summer or four months during the academic year. Work will take place in our downtown Lincoln office with flexible scheduling within regular business hours.


Students of all majors are eligible to apply. This opportunity is ideal for undergraduate students considering law school, including students of political science, public policy, criminal justice, ethnic studies, global studies, sociology, or women & gender studies.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues along with a willingness to learn more;
  • Strong research skills; and
  • Experience working independently to meet deadlines.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Maria Funk (, Director of Administration & Finance. Electronic submissions only.

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