Archive for Public Interest Jobs

Job’o’th’week (Post-Grad/Independently Funded Edition) – HIV Law Fellow

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The Los Angeles HIV Law & Policy Project (LA HLPP) is looking to sponsor law students, judicial clerks, or recent law school graduates for their HIV Law Fellowship, an externally funded public interest fellowship starting September 2016. LA HLPP is a collaborative project between three core partners:  the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Inner City Law Center, and UCLA School of Law. The project provides access to legal services and policy research support to and for the more than 60,000 people living with HIV/AIDS (“PLWHA”) in Los Angeles County.

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


Job(s)’o’th’week (Fellowship Edition) – Center for Constitutional Rights

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The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is looking for four fellows for the Bertha Fellowship, a two year fellowship starting in September 2016. CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Fellows will be assigned to work alongside lawyers in one of CCR’s three docket areas: the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative, Government Misconduct/Racial Justice, and International Human Rights.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: October 16, 2015)


Job’o’th’Week (Experienced Edition) – Disability Rights Oregon

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Interested in disability rights? Disability Rights Oregon is looking for an attorney to advocate for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who have legal issues related to their disability. DRO is a non-profit law office, whose mission is to promote and defend a broad range of rights for individuals with disabilities.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application Deadline: September 30, 2015)



Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition) – Juvenile Law Center

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Committed to advancing the rights and well-being of children in jeopardy? The Juvenile Law Center (JLC), located in Philadephia, PA, is seeking candidates to apply to the Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship in Children’s Law. The JLC combines individual case work, litigation, public policy initiatives and public education to advance the rights and well-being of children in jeopardy.

Interested? Check out the full post on PSJD. (Application deadline: Oct. 1, 2015)


Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition) – ACLU Capital Punishment Project – Summer 2016

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Interested in capital punishment, prisoner, or human rights? The Capital Punishment Project (CPP) of the ACLU’s National Office in Durham, N.C. is seeking applicants for its Summer 2016 Legal Internship program. The Capital Punishment Project, part of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, challenges the unfairness and arbitrariness of capital punishment while working toward the ultimate goal of abolishing the death penalty. The Project engages in public advocacy and strategic litigation, including direct representation of capital defendants. The Project’s litigation is conducted throughout the country, with a particular focus on the South.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application deadline: Rolling).

Additionally, check out other internship and fellowship opportunities with the ACLU on PSJD.


Job(s)’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition) – USDOJ Honors Program

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While many of you are getting ready for the long Labor Day weekend, why not set aside some time to apply for the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program? Frequently voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, the Department of Justice leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms.

If this sounds like something for you, check out the full post on PSJD. (Application deadline: September 8, 2015)


Job’o’th’Week (Entry Level Edition) – Public Defender Services (DC)

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Attention recent grads and 3Ls!

Like criminal law and passionately litigating on your client’s behalf? Then this is the job for you! The Public Defender Services (PDS) for the District of Columbia is looking for an attorney to work with them in their Trial Division. This attorney would be expected to provide legal representation to individuals facing a loss of freedom in criminal, delinquency, and mental health matters in the DC justice system.

To qualify, you must have a J.D. or an equivalent degree from an accredited law school by  June 2016, be a member of the DC bar or eligible for reciprocity admission to the DC bar, and excellent research, writing, and oral persuasion skills. Applicants must also be willing to make at least a 3 year commitment to PDS.

Interested? Check out the full post on PSJD. (Application deadline: September 4, 2015)


EJW’s NEW Immigrant Children’s Defense Corps Seeks Fellows to Begin Dec. 1st

From our friends at EJW:

Last month, we announced some very exciting news about a new justice AmeriCorps program that will fund legal assistance to unaccompanied immigrant children facing deportation. The new Immigrant Children’s Defense Corps is an initiative of that program, and we are now recruiting fellows to begin by Dec. 1!

About Immigrant Children’s Defense Corps

The Immigrant Children’s Defense Corps is an initiative of the new justice AmeriCorps program. Through this initiative, Equal Justice Works is partnering with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to place 55 legal professionals – lawyers and paralegals – in 14 cities across the United States.

We have created a separate website,, with more details on this new initiative, including how to apply and how you can help support the Immigrant Children’s Defense Corps.

Applications are now being accepted

Interested individuals should apply as soon as possible and must be ready to start Dec. 1! Applicants should submit materials directly to the host organization(s) of interest. A list of host organizations and their contact information is available at

Special opportunity to meet our host organizations

We have set aside a special room at our Conference and Career Fair Oct. 24-25 for host organizations to interview and network with any recent graduates interested in applying for positions this fall. Law school professionals and current students also are invited to stop by and learn more about the program and our host organizations. You can learn more about Conference and Career Fair on our website.

Recent graduates do not have to register for the entire event to take advantage of this opportunity. Fill out this form to sign up for updates, and let us know if you’ll be attending.


Additional information about this new initiative is available at Feel free to email us at with any questions about the program.


Presidential Management Fellowship Application Period Now Open!

Uncle Sam is now seeking applications through Oct. 15 from students and recent graduates of advanced degree programs for the next crop of Presidential Management Fellows.

The prestigious program is open to those who will have received an advanced degree between Oct. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2015. Candidates go through a rigorous application process, which includes in-person interviews, and finalists will be notified of their status in spring 2015.

The extremely competitive PMF program, formerly known as the Presidential Management Intern program, gives current graduate and doctoral school students and recent degree recipients the opportunity to work for two years at a federal agency, earning the full pay and benefits of a General Schedule Grade 9, 11 or 12. Fellowship finalists are not guaranteed an appointment; however, once a finalist receives an appointment, he or she is usually offered a full-time position at the end of the two years.

More information is available at  Good luck with your applications!


2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application now open.

The application for 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open! Applications will be accepted through September 17, 2014. Please visit their website to learn more.

EJW is also hosting a free webinar next Wednesday, July 16, to learn more about the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program and get application tips from the experts on our Fellowships Team. Immediately following the July 16 session, there will be a bonus webinar discussing medical-legal partnership projects, featuring Ellen Lawton of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.

Wednesday, July 16, 2 p.m. EDT:

  • Bonus Webinar: Building a Successful Medical Legal Partnership Project
    Ellen Lawton of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at GWU’s Department of Health Policy will offer suggestions and resources for engaging healthcare partners, understanding the legal and healthcare landscape, and building sustainable strategies into your project.

Register for both webinars on our website.