Archive for Public Interest Jobs

Job’o’th’week (JD Advantage Edition) – Policy Surveillance Program

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The Policy Surveillance Program (PSP) is seeking applications from lawyers and recent law-school graduates to fill several full-time Legal Research Associate positions. The PSP is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health. The program is housed at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: June 30, 2016)


Job’o’th’week (Internships Edition) – Peggy Browning Fund

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Are you still looking for a paid summer internship? Interested in workers’ rights? The Peggy Browning Fund still has three funded summer positions that need to be filled!

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD or visit their website for more information on how to apply! (Application Deadline: Rolling)


Job’o’th’week (Articling Edition) – Canadian Centre for International Justice

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The Canadian Centre for International Justice is seeking a full-time articling student for a period of 10 months in 2017-2018. The articling student will be involved in investigations, legal cases and other justice initiatives, and will have primary responsibility for some files. The Canadian Centre for International Justice/Centre canadien pour la justice internationale (CCIJ-CCJI) works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post here. (Application Deadline: May 24, 2016)


Job’o’th’week (Experienced/Entry Level) – MFY Legal Services, Inc.

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MFY Legal Services, Inc. (MFY) is seeking a staff attorney to further MFY’s efforts to preserve decent and affordable housing for low income tenants, including families and single adults, through eviction defense, HP actions and affirmative litigation. MFY is a non-profit legal services organization that provides a wide range of free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: May 6, 2016)


Bonus Job’o’th’week (Internship): Come work for PSJD this summer!

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Still looking for a summer internship or looking to supplement your income while interning in DC? Consider coming to work for us! We have two paid internships available for law and/or graduate students. Check them out below!

NALP/PSJD Publications CoordinatorWe are seeking a law or graduate student to work full-time as our PSJD Summer Publications Coordinator, editing and producing our Comprehensive Fellowship Guide during the summer of 2016.  The term of the employment period is approximately 10 weeks.  The position is ideal for a law or graduate student who has editing experience and is interested in public interest law and/or nonprofit administration.  The Publications Coordinator serves as an integral part of the PSJD team.
To learn more, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: April 28, 2016)

PSJD Project Assistants – We are seeking four to six summer project assistants to help update and maintain database content on the PSJD website. This is an ideal opportunity for law or graduate students who desire to supplement their income while interning or clerking in Washington, DC in the summer of 2016.
To learn more, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: June 1, 2016)


Job’o’th’week (Internship Edition) – Pro Bono Net (NYC)

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Pro Bono Net is seeking a legal intern to provide support for their New York based programs and initiatives with a specific focus on the NYC Pro Bono Center, New York City’s online hub for lawyers, law students and legal professionals engaged in pro bono work. Pro Bono Net is a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged through innovative technology solutions and collaborative partnerships that transform the way legal help reaches those in need.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: April 29, 2016)


Job’o’th’week (Experienced Edition): Disability Rights California

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Disability Rights California (DRC) is seeking an Associate Managing Attorney to join their organization. DRC is dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities and works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through quality representation, advocacy, investigations of abuse and neglect, peer/self advocacy services, community partnerships, legislative and regulatory advocacy work, education and outreach.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: April 28, 2016).


April Regional Highlights

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Find your region below to learn more about job opportunities and public interest events happening in your area this month. (Click image to enlarge map)

Here are April’s Regional Highlights:

West/Rocky Mountain: Summer Intern (Honolulu, HI); Legal and Policy Director (Anchorage, AK); Equal Justice Works AmeriCorpsJD Program (Seattle, WA); Assistant City Attorney (Seattle, WA); Reproductive Health Staff Attorney (Los Angeles, CA); Assistant General Counsel (Corvallis, OR); Deputy City Attorney (Portland, OR); Law Clerk (Salem, OR); Summer Law Clerk (Las Vegas, Nevada); Legal Director (Phoenix, AZ); Staff Attorney (Tuba City, AZ);  Staff Attorney – Migrant Farm Worker Division (Denver, CO); Family Stability Programs Attorney/Social Worker (Denver, CO); Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney (Los Angeles, CA); Deputy City Attorney – Police Litigation Unit (Los Angeles, CA); Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor Housing Program (Berkeley, CA); Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor: Community Economic Justice (Berkeley, CA); Summer 2016 Americorps JD Program (Watsonville, CA); Deputy Director (Los Angeles, CA); 2016 Compassion & Choices Legal Internship (Los Angeles, CA); Direct Representation Attorney – Central Valley (Merced, CA); Summer 2016 Legal Affairs Intern (Sacramento, CA); BayLegal Law Clerk Program (Oakland, CA); Staff Attorney, Clean Energy (San Francisco, CA); Staff Attorney: International Law and Operations (Los Angeles, CA); Staff Attorney: Legislative Affairs (Los Angeles, CA); Staff Attorney: Administrative Law (Los Angeles, CA);

Mid-west: Public Defender (Eagle Butte, SD); Assistant State’s Attorney II (Bismarck, ND); Litigation Attorney (St. Paul, MN); Attorney – Antitrust (St. Paul, MN); Staff Attorney (Racine, WI); Staff Attorney (Oshkosh, WI); Assistant Director – Career Services (Iowa City, IA); Staff Attorney (St. Louis, MO); Assistant City Attorney – Tort Litigation Division (Kansas City, MO); Assistant City Attorney – Domestic Violence Unit (Kansas City, MO); Senior JD Advisor – Center for Career Development (St. Louis, MO); Staff Attorney (Peoria, IL); Staff Attorney (Chicago, IL); VISTA Attorney Mobilization Volunteer – Summer (Chicago, IL); VISTA Attorney Mobilization Volunteer – Academic year (Chicago, IL); Legislation and Policy Clinical Teaching Fellow (Chicago, IL); CCLA Volunteer and Pro Bono Program Director (Chicago, IL); Chicago Regional Chief Counsel’s Office 2016 Summer Internship (Chicago, IL); Law Clerk Summer 2016 (Columbus, OH); Bilingual Outreach Workers (Toledo, OH); Bilingual Outreach Worker (Dayton, OH); Attorney (Cleveland, OH); Managing Attorney (Cleveland, OH):

SoutheastEJW AmeriCorps JD Summer Corps (Miami, FL); Assistant U.S. Attorneys – Civil Division (Orlando and Jacksonville, FL); Summer Immigration Internships (Miami and Miramar, FL); Human Rights Attorney (Sarasota, FL); Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist (Atlanta, GA); Supervisory General Attorney – Civil Rights (Atlanta, GA); Legal Director (Atlanta, GA); Attorney-Advisor (Glynco, GA); Trial Attorney (Birmingham, AL); Bilingual Managing Attorney (Various locations, LA); Bilingual Immigration Staff Attorney (New Orleans, LA); Investigator Fellow (New Orleans, LA); Assistant Legal and Governance Director (New Orleans, LA); Summer Law Clerk (New Orleans, LA); Americorps JD Internship (Houston, TX); Public Policy Intern (Austin, TX); Texans Legal Hotline Internship (Austin, TX); Summer 2016 Attorney General’s Antitrust Section Law Clerk (Various Locations, TX); Director, Center for Health Care Policy (Austin, TX); Litigation Law Clerk (Austin, TX); Policy Intern (Austin, TX); 2016 Summer Policy Associate (Austin, TX); Attorney/Fellow – Randall O Sorrells Legal Clinics (Houston, TX); Assistant Attorney General – Office of Civil Rights (Oklahoma City, OK); Criminal Justice Policy Advocate (Various Locations, TN); Policy Counsel/Associate (Durham, NC); Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellowship (Raleigh, NC); Attorney (Charlotte, NC)

Mid-AtlanticJustice Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellowship (Philadelphia, PA); Staff Attorney (Philadelphia, PA); Staff Attorney (Harrisburg, PA); Staff Attorney, Clean Energy (Philadelphia, PA); Attorney – Civil Division (Pittsburgh, PA); Legal Intern (Philadelphia, PA); Staff Attorney (Philadelphia, PA); Immigration Legal Intern (Silver Spring, MD); Assistant Attorney General – Maryland Technology Development Corp (Baltimore, MD); Senior Director of Criminal Justice Programs (Baltimore, MD); Deputy General Counsel (Baltimore, MD); Policy Research Intern (Silver Spring, MD); Justice Americorps Fellow (Baltimore, MD); Assistant Attorney General (Baltimore, MD); Fall Class 2016: Assistant Public Defender (Baltimore, Upper Marlboro and Rockville, MD); Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney (Baltimore, MD); Public Interest Legal Fellowship (Richmond, VA); Attorney (Arlington, VA); Two Full-time JustChildren Attorney Positions (Charlottesville, VA); Legal Fellow (Arlington, VA); Senior Civil Rights Investigator (Richmond, VA); EAS Deputy Director and Senior Civil Rights Investigator (Richmond, VA); Pro Bono Manager Attorney (Harrisonburg, VA); Summer Legal Intern (Herndon, VA); 2016 Legal Intern (Arlington, VA); Staff Attorney, Clean Energy (Washington, DC) Litigation Associate (Washington, DC); Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training (Washington, DC); Attorney (Washington, DC); Trial Attorney – Public Integrity Section (Washington, DC); 2017-18 George N. Lindsay Fellowship (Washington, DC); 2017-19 Skadden Fellowship (Washington, DC); Trial Attorney (Washington, DC); Senior Attorney (Washington, DC); Attorney Advisor (Washington, DC); Trial Attorney (Washington, DC); Attorney – Oversight and Review Division (Washington, DC); Judiciary Committee Law Clerkships (Washington, DC); Fall 2016 Legal Intern (Washington, DC); SEIU Law Student Program Interns and Externs (Washington, DC); The Benach Collopy Asylum Summer Fellowship (Washington, DC); Ethics Fellowship Program (Washington, DC); DOL Volunteer Service Program (Washington, DC); Attorney (Washington, DC); Legal Associate – General (Washington, DC); Managing Attorney – Immigration Legal Program (Washington, DC); Senior Attorney -Health Care Legislative Branch (Washington, DC); General Attorney (Washington, DC); Supervisory Trial Attorney (Washington, DC); General Attorney – International (Washington, DC); Attorney – Civil Rights Division (Washington, DC)

Northeast: Farm and Food Legal Fellow (Providence, RI); Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist (Boston, MA); Assistant Federal Public Defender (Boston, MA); Assistant Federal Public Defender – Appeals Unit (Boston, MA); Senior Associate Director/Clinical Instructor (Cambridge, MA); Staff Attorney (Lawrence, MA); Citizenship Program Manager (Boston, MA); Summer Legal Internship (Boston, MA); Senior Attorney – Project on Predatory Student Lending (Jamaica Plain, MA); Family Law Staff Attorney (Worcester, MA); Public Benefits Staff Attorney (Springfield, MA);  Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow (New Haven, CT); Executive Director (Hartford, CT); Environmental Law and Policy Intern (New Haven, CT); Internship (Trenton, NJ); Staff Attorney (Trenton, NJ); Summer Intern (Newark, NJ); Part-Time Staff Attorney (Monmouth County, NJ); Part-Time Staff Attorney (Mercer County, NJ); Staff Attorney – Legal Assistance to Medical Patients Project (Edison, NJ); Staff Attorney – FT/Temp (Camden, NJ); Staff Attorney – PT/Temp (Camden, NJ); Staff Attorney, Clean Energy (New York, NY); Director of Legal Services (New York, NY); Summer 2016 Policy Internship (New York, NY); Assistant Corporation Counsel, Affirmative Litigation Division (New York, NY); Legal Officer (New York, NY); Deputy General Counsel (New York, NY); Summer 2016 Legal Intern (Long Island City, NY); Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney (New York, NY); Civil Defense Practice Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow (New York, NY); Summer Internship (Various Locations, NY); Summer Position – Law & Justice Institute Coordinator (New York, NY); Staff Attorney – Part Time (Brooklyn, NY); Associate Research Scholar (New York, NY); Summer 2016 Law Internship (New York, NY); Staff Attorney (Staten Island, NY); Summer Intern – Capital Markets Division (New York, NY); Summer Legal Intern Program (New York, NY); 2016 Schulte Roth & Zabel Academic Year Fellowship (New York, NY); Staff Attorney (Syracuse, NY); Immigration Intern (Hempstead, NY); Law Fellow (New York, NY); Staff Attorney (Hempstead, NY); Staff Attorney (Hempstead, NY); Supervising Attorney (New York, NY); Staff Attorney (New York, NY); Staff Attorney (New York, NY); Staff Attorney (New York, NY); Supervising Attorney (New York, NY); Managing Attorney (New York, NY); LegalHealth – Staff Attorney (New York, NY); Staff Attorney (Brooklyn, NY); Managing Attorney (New York, NY)

CanadaSocial Justice Articling Positions (Ottawa, ON); Articling Opportunity 2017-18 (Yukon); Articling Student 2017-18 (Windsor, ON)


Don’t Miss! Free Law Student Training: Post-graduate Fellowships 2.0 – April 11, 2016

Check out the following message from So Cal Pro Bono Managers:

So Cal Pro Bono Managers announces Post-graduate Fellowships 2.0, a free one-hour web-based training for law students, to be held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12 noon PST (3 PM EST).

Since it’s web-based, law students can watch the training and participate from any location.

This is a free training opportunity for law students who plan to apply for post-graduate fellowships in their 3L year, offering tips and strategies for locating a fellowship that matches the student’s interests, developing a fellowship project, identifying a host organization and completing a successful application.

The training will be facilitated by OneJustice in a webinar format, which, again, enables students to access the training live on their laptops from remote locations and to ask their questions.

To register, go to

Training panelists are David Daniels of Public Counsel, Rachel Kronick Rothbart of USC Gould School of Law and Pamela Marx of Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. They hope to offer multiple perspectives on the fellowship application process. Coordinating Committee members are Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc., OneJustice, Public Counsel, Southwestern Law School and USC Gould School of Law.


Job’o’th’week (Fellowship Edition) – North Carolina Justice Center

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The North Carolina Justice Center is seeking a fellow for their inaugural Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellowship. The Winner Fellowship provides the opportunity for a recent law school graduate to spend two years as a staff attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center – a nonprofit organization committed to alleviating poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: April 30, 2016)