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Jobs and Internships

Employment

Attorney, Education Stability Project

The PJC’s Education Stability Project seeks an attorney to represent individual students facing disciplinary removals from school; educate students, parents, and community members on the rights of students with respect to school discipline and school policing; and engage in policy advocacy to discourage school pushout and support the use of effective and inclusive strategies for achieving positive student behavior and school climate. Read the announcement for further information and application instructions.

Fellowships

Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellowship

The Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship allows a recent law graduate who has completed a judicial clerkship to spend a year engaging in appellate advocacy in the areas of civil rights and poverty law. The Fellow works at the Public Justice Center in our Appellate Advocacy Project. Applications for each fellowship year are usually due in October of the previous year. Please visit the Murnaghan Fellowship website for further information and application instructions.

Other Fellowships

The PJC may consider being a host for a Skadden or Equal Justice Works Fellowship that would begin in the fall of each year. Please send a letter briefly describing your interests and proposed project ideas to Legal Director Debra Gardner by June 30 of the previous year to receive full consideration. PJC will select a candidate in July and then work with the candidate to complete the application by the September deadline.

For other fellowships, e.g. law-school-sponsored post-graduate fellowships, please send a letter briefly describing your interests and proposed project ideas to Legal Director Debra Gardner in sufficient time to be considered according to the fellowship timeline.

Internships

Summer internships

The PJC has filled its two law clerk/legal internships for the summer of 2022. Check back for summer 2023 internship opportunities for law students in the coming months.

Internships at other times of year

The PJC welcomes interns throughout the year whose interests, abilities, and availability match with a current need of the staff. To be considered, please send a resume and letter explaining your interest, abilities, and availability to Matt Hill and Maria Roumiantseva.