Post Grad & Internship Opportunities in Children’s, LGBT, Housing, Immigration & Employment Discrimination

Deadline is Friday, 5/17! Legal Services for Children in San Francisco Hiring Staff Attorney


Founded in 1975, Legal Services for Children (“LSC”) is one of the country’s first non-profit law firms dedicated to providing free legal representation and social work services to children. Their mission is to ensure that all children in the San Francisco Bay Area are raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and other services that are necessary to thrive and grow. They believe that our youth deserve positive alternatives to unnecessary placement in foster care, juvenile justice facilities, and immigration detention. LSC pioneered the interdisciplinary approach that is considered a best practice in juvenile law today. They deploy attorney-social worker teams to assist at-risk children who need to access the legal system to stabilize or improve their lives. LSC’s attorneys represent children in legal matters that involve guardianship, dependency, school discipline, immigration, and other civil legal matters. Their social workers provide crisis intervention, case management, counseling, and psychosocial assessments. LSC staff also engage in policy and advocacy projects aimed at advancing the rights of children.

LSC seeks a Staff Attorney to represent children in various administrative and judicial proceedings and work with LSC on policy and advocacy efforts.  For more about the position check their website here. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 17.

Fall EEOC Externship/Internship Opportunity in DC

EEOCThe General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is accepting applications for an unpaid internship or externship during the Fall of 2013, at the EEOC’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.  The General Counsel oversees the Office of General Counsel (OGC), which is the litigation arm of the EEOC.  OGC, headquartered in Washington, DC, is composed of several units including: Appellate Services, Litigation Advisory Services, Litigation Management Services.

The Fall intern/extern may be given assignments for the General Counsel involving legal research, writing, or other work, but may also be given assignments relating to the work of one or more of the four units described above.  The precise starting and ending dates of the internship will depend upon the intern’s interest and availability, but a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week for at least 8 weeks is preferred. For complete position information check out the description on PSJD here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 31.

Fall Externship/Internship with ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project in New York

ACLU LGBT projectThe ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project brings “impact” lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country – cases designed to have a significant effect on the lives of LGBT people and those with HIV/AIDS.  The Project’s legal strategies are built on the idea that fighting for civil rights means not only persuading judges but also ultimately changing the way people think.  As the Project litigates for change, it implements targeted media, online and outreach campaigns to change public attitudes through education and to give people on the frontlines the tools they need to act.

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the LGBT and AIDS Project team.   Interns will gain experience by:
  • Conducting factual and legal research.
  • Assisting in the drafting of pleadings, briefs and other litigation documents.
  • Researching and drafting materials for public education.
  • Researching prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims.

Please see full description here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 7.

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Seeking Asylum Attorney


HRI is looking for an attorney to head the Asylum Program. A candidate for the position must be a passionate human rights advocate and an exceptional attorney. The person must work to promote HRI’s mission and cultivate strong ties with the individuals, organizations, and funders key to the success of the Asylum Program (AP).The Asylum Attorney is responsible for direct client representation, pro bono program support, and legal outreach. For complete job description visit here. Applications will be accepted through June 30.

Two Housing Staff Attorney Positions at California Rural Legal Assistance


The two staff attorney positions are in Delano and Madera, CA. Responsibilities include providing legal services to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy; reviewing and supervising the work product of Community Workers and Clerical support staff relating to all clients being advised or represented by him/her; undertaking significant statewide impact activity, including institutional and group litigation or community economic development beneficial to the low income community; developing leadership in working with community, client and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues; working to develop specialized knowledge in a substantive area of poverty law and acts as a resource for other staff through participation in at least one CRLA task force; coordinating advocacy in substantive areas through collaboration with other human services providers, non-profit organizations and community, client or other advocacy groups. For more information please check out CRLA jobs page here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.