Internships at the ACLU of Eastern Missouri can offer a wide variety
of experiences from legal research and advocacy to fielding complaint
calls and working on specific community projects.
Justin Lerner, ACLU Intern
The ACLU showed me how important protecting free speech truly is. While I might not agree with someone's position, I see the vital need to protect all speech so that I have the right to express my views. I did not truly understand this position before, but now I have a much clearer sense of how free speech works and why it needs to always stay protected in our democracy.