The ACLU of Alaska Advocacy Department seeks to strengthen the existing ACLU of Alaska by hosting a Legislative Policy Internship for Spring 2024. This internship will work to support the ACLU of Alaska Advocacy Department through strategic community organizing on LGBTQIA2S+ rights in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, and other areas of Alaska as needed. This internship will also provide opportunities to build quality leadership, campaigning, and organizing skills.   

The ACLU of Alaska works to defend and strengthen our individual rights and civil liberties for all Alaskans. Our organization and Advocacy Department engage and work on various issues, including prison reform, justice for queer and transgender Alaskans, police accountability, privacy, and more.   

Policy Intern   

The policy intern will support the organization’s legislative advocacy program during the Spring 2024 semester. Each year during the state legislative session, the Advocacy Department works to advance a set of proactive policy goals and prevent the advancement of legislation that would erode Alaskans’ liberties.    

The ACLU of Alaska Legislative Policy Intern will be responsible, but not limited to, the following:   

  • Following legislation through the policy process, including monitoring, reporting on hearings, and tracking bill versions and amendments; helping prepare for and conduct a legislative fly-in in Juneau, including paid travel to Juneau if the student is available.    
  • Researching state legislation and administrative policy.   
  • Monitoring regulatory developments relevant to ACLU priorities.  

The Advocacy Director and a University Faculty Advisor will supervise the intern. They will provide opportunities to gain knowledge about the policymaking process and substantive experience in strategic policy advocacy in a fast-paced environment.    

Interns should possess the following:  

  • A desire to learn about and engage in policy and legislative advocacy.   
  • A commitment to the ACLU of AK mission, civil rights, and civil liberties.   
  • Keen attention to detail and research skills.   
  • The ability to follow through on assignments and meet deadlines.   

Location: Anchorage or virtual from anywhere in Alaska, provided reliable access to the internet. Anchorage-based interns can expect to work partially from ACLU of Alaska offices.   

This unpaid internship can fulfill 3-6 Independent study or Internship credits, including a travel stipend or reimbursement for community events. Students may also contact their faculty advisor or professors regarding internship for credit opportunities and programs, such as the Civically Engaged Student Assist (CESA) Program at UAA, to get funding for participating in this internship.

Please apply by sending your resume to Organizing Manager Moira Pyhala at or email with questions or for more information.