Work at the ACLU

The ACLU of Colorado is the state's leading voice in defense of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU offers an excellent work environment in a spacious office in downtown Denver. Our expert staff and attorneys work with volunteers, fellows, and interns to protect and extend civil liberties in Colorado.

Our Core Organizational Values

Accountable, with Integrity
We acknowledge ACLU’s proximity to power when working with partners and communities across Colorado. We uphold integrity — both internally and externally — as we advance our statewide mission.

We recognize that every community and issue that we address is affected by a legacy of structural and systemic racism. It is not enough for our organization to not be racist— we must be actively anti-racist. We will disrupt systemic racism and join people of color as partners in their resilient anti-racist work.

Committed to Equity
We are committed to creating and continuously re-evaluating internal and external systems, policies, and procedures that are rooted in equity to reflect the intersectional needs of all people.

Driven by Impact
We are committed to using integrated advocacy efforts to create sustainable change, evidenced through tangible, improved conditions for our communities.

Rooted in Community
We center impacted communities as connected partners with shared power.

ACLU of Colorado's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

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Intern at the ACLU

Law students interested in public interest work are encouraged to apply for summer clerkships as well as full and part-time spring and fall internships with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado in Denver. Full-time externship positions are also available. Descriptions of available positions can be found below.

Fall or Spring semester internships and externships

Requests for Proposal

Investigative Reporter

Current job announcements:

Staff Attorney

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado seeks a dynamic, skilled, mission-driven applicant for a full-time Staff Attorney position.

Administrative Assistant

The administrative assistant's purpose in the administration department within ACLU of Colorado is to support the Administration team in hiring, onboarding, offboarding, cultural events, office work culture, and other duties in support of the Operations Manager, Budget and Finance contractor, and...


The Paralegal will provide support for all litigation as well as administrative support for the Legal Department’s legal advocacy and non-litigation strategies.

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator advances the ACLU of Colorado’s strategic priorities by effectively assisting with communications tactics in the affiliates core issue areas including criminal legal reform, privacy and personal liberty, voting, and housing security.