ACLU of Virginia

About ACLU of Virginia

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia is a private, non-profit organization that promotes civil liberties and civil rights for everyone in the Commonwealth through public education, litigation and advocacy with the goal of securing freedom and equality for all. The ACLU is non-partisan and does not engage in electioneering on behalf of any candidate or candidates at the local, state, or national level.

In addition to the litigation for which the ACLU has been best known, we also educate the public, inform the media, lobby legislators, organize grassroots activists, and disseminate information about our constitutional freedoms through our membership and volunteers.


Advocacy Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Richmond, VA
“I loved working through all of the weekly assignments and learning about different criminal and legal systems throughout Virginia! Being given bite-sized assignments that fit into a larger campaign really made me feel like I was contributing to a larger, more significant goal; it made me feel like my contributions were really valued. Also, it was fascinating to be given specific topics to analyze, as I really felt like I developed a deeper understanding of certain specific aspects of a bill or a criminal/legal institution and was able to explain it to others, while also realizing how said aspects appear on and affect local and state communities. In short: I definitely walked away feeling like I learned new things, in terms of content, professional development, and more!”

Diversity Legal Aid

July 2019 Richmond, VA
“I get to submerge myself in the court system and help immigrants translate english to spanish or spanish to english so that their court cases are successful. I feel fulfilled. ”
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