Public Interest Summer Opportunities

The latest public interest law summer internships & postgraduate job openings!

April 5,  2017
This month’s Summer 2017 Internships section features AmeriCorps JD-eligible positions! The AmeriCorps JD program provides funding to selected students with eligible summer legal internships.

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Summer 2017 AmeriCorps JD Internships

Organization: Lone Star Legal Aid
Position: Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Internship
Location: Houston, TX
Deadline: April 6 (tomorrow!)

AmeriCorps JD interns will help provide legal assistance to disaster victims. More info on (free log-in required).


Organization: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Position: Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Internship
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

KIND is looking for a law student AmeriCorps JD Member to assist in legally representing unaccompanied minors. More info on (free log-in required).


Organization: Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
Position: 2017 Summer Internship
Location: Lynn, MA
Deadline: April 14

Selected law students will have the opportunity to work with immigrant children. More info on (free log-in required.)


Organization: Legal Services NYC – Bronx
Position: Intern
Location: Bronx, NY
Deadline: May 1

Bronx Legal Services needs law students to help out in their Economic Justice Department specifically on employment rights. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).


Organization: OneJustice
Position: Summer Law Clerk
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

OneJustice summer law clerks will work under the supervision of Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).


Organization: Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
Position: Law Clerkship – Veterans Legal Corps
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

Law clerks will provide direct legal services to veterans in the Greater Long Beach/San Pedro area. See the Law Clerkship flyer here.


Organization: Colorado Juvenile Defender Center
Position: Summer Interns – Believe in Youth Program
Location: Denver, CO
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

CJDC is looking for two summer interns to work with the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow on removing legal barriers to employment. More info here.


Organization: Legal Assistance Foundation
Position: Veterans Rights Project Internship
Location: Chicago, IL
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

LAF is looking for four summer legal interns to help provide holistic legal services to veterans. More info on PSJD (log-in required).

Organization: Advocacy Center of Louisiana
Position: Elder Justice Intern
Location: New Orleans, LA
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

Elder Justice interns will help provide assistance to older adults across Louisiana. More info on PSJD (log-in required).

Organization: Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Position: 2017 Summer Legal Internships
Location: Durham, NC
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

Interns in the Clean Slate Project are eligible to apply for AmeriCorps JD funding. More info on PSJD (log-in required).

Organization: Legal Assistance of Western New York
Position: 2017 Summer Legal Internships
Location: Multiple Locations in New York
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

LawNY is seeking 24 law students to join them this summer to work on a variety of AmeriCorps JD-eligible projects. More info on PSJD (log-in required).

Postgraduate Jobs
Organization: Legal Services of Central New York
Position: Staff Attorney
Location: Syracuse, NY
Deadline: April 15

The Staff Attorney will represent individuals and engage in broad-based impact advocacy for low-income clients. More info here.


Organization: California Bar Foundation
Position: Immigrant Integration Legal Fellowship
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline: April 17

The Fellow will work for two years to support immigrant integration and refugee resettlement efforts in California. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).


Organization: University of Baltimore School of Law
Position: Civil Advocacy Clinic Fellow
Location: Baltimore, MD
Deadline: April 20

The Civil Advocacy Clinic represents low-income clients in poverty law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).


Organization: Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy
Position: Supervising Attorney Fellow – Collateral Consequences
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: Rolling, Apply ASAP

The Fellow will work in the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Project, which provides free legal services to individuals with a criminal record. More info here.


Organization: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Position: 2017-2019 Jerry Shestack Justice Fellowship
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: April 17

The Fellowship is two years, and Fellows must have bar passage and two years experience. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).


Organization: Ayuda
Position: Bilingual Staff Attorney (DV or Immigration)
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Rolling – Apply ASAP

Ayuda is looking for two full-time staff attorneys for the Immigration Program and the Domestic Violence Program.  Application info here.


Organization: Center for Reproductive Rights
Position: 2017 Legal Fellow, U.S. Legal Program
Location: New York
Deadline: June 4

The Legal Fellow will work to help women access government funding for reproductive healthcare. More info here.


Organization: Open Society Foundations
Position: Aryeh Neier Fellow
Location: London; New York; Budapest
Deadline: April 23

The Justice Initiative of Open Society uses litigation and other forms of advocacy to empower people and defend the rule of law. Application info here.


Organization: ACLU of Idaho
Position: Community Lawyer-Organizer Fellowship
Location: Boise, ID
Deadline: Rolling; Apply ASAP

This a two-year Fellowship for a community-based organizer and lawyer who is “anticonventional” and can go beyond the courtroom. Application info here.

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