Help us help others: intern with BORDC

We_Can_Do_It!Are you passionate about civil liberties, the Bill of Rights, and the US Constitution?  Are you a good speaker? Do you love to write?  Would you like to get college credit for working on something you feel strongly about?  Most importantly, do you want to make a difference?

If so, we'd love to hear from you.  BORDC is currently looking of interns for the fall semester of 2014.  Preference will be given to candidates located in or near Northampton, MA; Washington DC; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; New York, NY; and Raleigh/Durham, NC. We are looking for people who can work between 15 and 20 hours per week.  Though we are not in a position to offer compensation, we are more than happy to work with your college or university to enable you to receive credit for this internship.


We are seeking individuals who are interested in our issues and are familiar with current events relating to government secrecy, surveillance detention, and torture.  In order to intern with BORDC, you must be computer literate with good Internet research skills, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be a self-starter able to prioritize and work often without direct supervision. If you have experience working as part of a nonprofit organization, even better!


Intern responsibilities are based upon the skills and interests of the candidate, as well as what BORDC may need at any given moment.  Responsibilities and activities may include:

  • Research and write blog posts, action alerts, press releases, and newsletter articles on issues including government surveillance, racial and ethnic profiling, and executive accountability for human rights abuses.
  • Engage allied local organizations on behalf of BORDC and present proposed reforms as a vehicle for coalition building.
  • Help facilitate organizing efforts.
  • Organize local student groups and assist with development of campus organizing guide.

Academic Credit

Interns are encouraged to make arrangements to receive academic credit for their internships. BORDC will accommodate the requirements of credit-earning internships as much as possible.

To Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to  In the subject line, please indicate where you are located.  Applications due by September 12, 2014.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Last month I attended the yearly ACLU Law Luncheon and was able to briefly meet with Director Hector Villagra, that was a great day! I briefly spoke to Mr. Villagra and he encouraged me to continue my quest, so with that here we go. I understand you are currently looking for interns/students for this position. Hello, my name is Dale M. Mendez, Im a 56 yr old retired/disabled professional. My profession was construction management of Class A projects through out L.A. And Orange County Ca. Currently and for the past 10 years, My family and I have been targeted by Law Enforcement. Surveillance, Civil and Human Rights violations, Constitutional rights violations, you name it and its been done, to me and my family. I would enjoy the opportunity to write about my personal experiences, the vast amount of knowledge I have regarding the desecration of our Constitutional rights will undoubtedly make you aware of the newest and latest types of surveillance tactics used today as I have and am personally being subjected to them this very day. My name is Dale M. Mendez, I live in Seal Beach Ca. Please contact me if the position is available to an intern with complete knowledge of the means and methods by which targeted individuals and groups can look forward to. Thank you.