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American Civil Liberties Union Interviews

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014

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    I applied online – interviewed at American Civil Liberties Union.

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    I applied online via e-mail without any concrete connections, so I really didn't expect a response. I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. They got back to me in about a month, we had a phone interview, then I went for an in-person interview a week later. Two staff attorneys and a paralegal were present. The phone interview was a way to review my credentials/resume and the in-person interview was a way to get to know ME. They were interested in my passions and opinions and background and ambitions. Go out of your way to study their current projects, cases, and blog posts. They want to hire people that live and breathe civil liberties, the kind of person that has "mass incarceration" as a google alert. The questions were VERY specific, so prepare accordingly. Also, make sure to have at least 4 post-interview questions that are GREAT and can spark a conversation. If you're actually passionate about the position and not just applying for the ACLU's name, the interview will be very easy.

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    • "Why law?" As in, why the field of law. I was taken a back at first because up until that point they were only asking specific questions and this one was so broad and a bit vague.   Answer Question
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Website www.aclu.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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The philosopher Socrates once said, "I am that gadfly which God has given the state." While the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) might have a quarrel with the "God" part, the group has at times proved a stinging critic in its efforts to defend individual rights. It acts as a legal and legislative advocate in matters related to civil liberties and the Bill of Rights. The ACLU has participated in such cases as the 1925 Scopes trial (challenged a ban on teaching evolution), "Brown v. Board of Education" (school desegregation), "Roe v. Wade" (abortion rights), and "Romer... More

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