We work to defend and expand civil rights and liberties – for everyone. Whether we’re arguing in the courts, leading campaigns, advocating in communities, growing our supporter and follower base, building new tech platforms and managing people and budgets, our employees engage in meaningful work that advances our mission. We're looking for passionate, driven people to join our team.

Full-time Positions:

Donor Relations Officer

Leveraging a new national ACLU giving circle, this giving officer will qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors giving between $5,000 - $25,000 annually. The goal is to build, cultivate, solicit, and steward a mid-major gift portfolio of approximately 75 donors by the end of the first year. The ideal candidate is someone who’s relentless in building a pipeline of qualified major donors and excels in serving donors through meaningful giving experiences.

Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney

The ACLU of Michigan seeks a full-time Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney, who could be designated a Senior Staff Attorney depending on experience, and will litigate a wide variety of civil rights and civil liberties cases at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, acting as lead or co-counsel, and often in partnership with volunteer attorneys, coalition partners, and lawyers from the national ACLU. The Staff Attorney will collaborate with staff in other departments to set goals and implement strategies that advance ACLU priorities and campaigns. 

Fellowships & Internships:

PDF iconFellowship Sponsorship

The ACLU of Michigan welcomes proposals from recent law graduates, judicial law clerks and other qualified applicants for funded fellowships on cutting edge civil liberties and civil rights issues. Selected applicants will work together with the ACLU of Michigan to develop and submit proposals for national public interest law fellowships, such as the Skadden, Soros, and Equal Justice Works Fellowships. Selected applicants who are eligible for law-school specific fellowships, such as the Liman, Harvard Law Review Public Interest Fellowship, or University of Chicago Public Interest Law Fellowships, are encouraged to apply for those as well. Click here for more information about possible fellowship sources. PDF iconSee full description.

PDF iconLegal Policy Internship