Job Postings

Please see below for the most recent job postings from our sponsors and other public interest employers.


Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship

The Education Pioneers Graduate Fellowship is a 10-week, paid summer internship unlike any other.  Our Fellows not only gain high impact work experience as project consultants for leading educational organizations, but also participate in quality professional development workshops that examine complex urban education issues, and gain access to a robust, nationwide network of prominent industry experts and Alumni.

In addition to sharing our Fellowship opportunity, please encourage members to attend an information session about the 2013 Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship we are hosting at both the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard JFK School of Government. We will be providing attendees with important information regarding the 2013 Graduate School Fellowship program.  Refreshments will also be provided.

The details are as follows:

Graduate School of Education

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: Gutman Library Room 303

JFK School of Government

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Location: Allison Dining Room, Taubman 5th floor

For more information about Education Pioneers and the Graduate School Fellowship, please see the attached brochure, or visit our website at, and please feel free to contact me at with any additional questions.


Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program.  Deadline Nov. 1

LSRJ is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 year of the Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) in Washington, D.C.

LSRJ will place six to eight new lawyers with nonprofit organizations working to advance reproductive justice through federal policy. The Reproductive Justice (RJ) Fellows are each paid $50,000 plus benefits and placed with organizations in Washington, D.C., for a year-long program (running August to August) that includes intensive mentoring, professional development, training, networking, and speaking opportunities.

The 2013-14 RJ Fellowship Application is available here.

Deadline is 5:00pm PST, November 1, 2012. Questions? Email


Summer Internship at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Department of Public Policy Litigation & Law

The Public Policy Litigation and Law Department of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks 1L and 2L law student interns for its New York and Washington, D.C. offices for the summer of 2013.

PPFA conducts reproductive rights litigation in state and federal courts across the country, and has been lead or co-counsel in most of the major reproductive rights cases over the past 15 years. PPFA also provides strategic legal advice on legislation in Congress and state legislatures and on regulatory issues at the national, state, and local levels.

Our litigation docket includes federal and state court challenges to laws and policies that restrict access to abortion and other reproductive health services. We also initiate litigation designed to expand access to reproductive health services and to protect providers of those services.  Interns can expect to work closely with PPFA attorneys on a wide variety of litigation responsibilities, including legal research and analysis; drafting memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, and briefs; factual development for ongoing or developing litigation; and communicating with clients.

The internship is open to first and second year law students. Successful applicants will have enthusiasm, excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in reproductive rights, related issues, or public interest law.

Applicants are encouraged to seek outside funding for the internship. However, if you are not able to secure funding, please advise us, as PPFA may be able to provide limited funding.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter explaining their interest in the internship, resume, legal writing sample, contact information for two references, and unofficial law school transcript. If you are a 1L applicant, do not wait for grades to submit your application, but please follow up with an unofficial transcript when grades become available. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, through February 2013. Please make sure your cover letter states whether you are interested in a position in New York, D.C., or either. Email applications are preferred.

Sinéad Redmond
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
434 W. 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 261-4522


Georgetown University Law Center Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, all of our Fellows work full-time advancing women’s rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities. For more information please visit the website:

Deadline: November 16, 2012


NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) 2013 Summer Legal Internships

Who Is NRDC?

NRDC is a leading nonprofit membership organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and public health since 1970. Our more than 1.3 million members and activists reside in each of the United States and in the District of Columbia. NRDC employs over 400 scientists, lawyers, economists, media specialists, policy analysts, and administrators in its six offices, including a new office in China. Within each of the organization’s program areas – air, water, coastal, oceans, public health, climate change, energy, public land, smart growth, international, urban, environmental justice, and nuclear non-proliferation – NRDC’s experts pursue cutting-edge litigation, sophisticated lobbying, hard-hitting scientific research, and broad-reaching public education. For over 40 years, NRDC has played a central role in crafting, implementing, enforcing, and defending virtually all of the nation’s environmental laws.

Landmark NRDC Victories

  • litigation that led to the phasing-out of lead in U.S. gasoline;
  • a litigation settlement with the Port of Los Angeles for massive reductions in harmful air pollution;
  • a court order overturning the Department of Energy’s attempt to avoid cleaning up high-level radioactive waste;
  • groundbreaking civil action against the nation’s biggest air polluters for their contributions to climate change;
  • enjoining construction of a salt mine near the last pristine Gray Whale breeding ground;
  • helping to create far-reaching new energy efficiency standards in China; and
  • aiding in implementing new federal rules to dramatically reduce air pollution from diesel engines.

Summer Legal Internship Experience at NRDC

NRDC’s summer legal interns write briefs, draft complaints, prepare legal analyses, obtain affidavits, investigate corporate and government malfeasance, participate in policy advocacy campaigns, and draft white papers and comments for submission to Congressional committees and administrative agencies.  NRDC hires passionate students who possess the intelligence, skill, self- confidence, and maturity to take on enormous responsibility.  Our interns receive an active role on the frontlines of the environmental movement.  Over the course of a summer, an NRDC intern will typically work on a variety of projects and amass experience that he/she could not obtain anywhere else.

How to Apply

All applications for 2013 Summer Legal Internships can now be submitted on-line at  You will need to electronically submit a cover letter, transcript, resume, references, and a legal writing sample that does not reflect edits by anyone other than you.  In your cover letter, please indicate all of the NRDC offices to which you are applying, as well as any order of preference among the offices.  Internships are available in the following offices:  New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; Santa Monica, CA; and Chicago, IL.

Applications are due October 26, 2012 (2L’s) and January 18, 2013 (1L’s).

Offers will be made on a rolling basis; we strongly encourage you to apply early.

NRDC is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.  To this end, NRDC:

  • hires staff that reflects this country’s full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic identities;
  • creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged;
  • ensures that all members of the NRDC community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and
  • is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by environmental inequities.


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