The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi is sponsoring internship opportunities for college students by awarding capacity grants to local organizations doing integral on-the-ground work to advance Mississippi in social justice issues. As an organization committed to positively impacting the communities our partner organizations service, this grant opportunity will expand the reach of their programs.
The Advocates In the Making (A.I.M.) Intern Sponsorship Grant is designed to further the work of advocacy organizations while also providing real time, applicable knowledge and skills for students that have an interest in public interest advocacy.
During this 10-week internship (conducted between May 16, 2022 – August 3, 2022), advocacy organizations managing each intern will provide students with a detailed work assignment. Students will be required to work 20 hours a week, and receive a stipend of $3,000. Students will also participate in two convenings hosted by the ACLU of Mississippi on the principles and practices of community and legislative advocacy, communication and policy development during the placement.
Organizations may apply to host up to two (2) student interns. However, organizations must demonstrate the capacity to provide relevant work assignments and monitor the interns’ work products.