Employment & Internships

Employment Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer – Interested candidate or party, please contact Heidrick & Struggles: PublicCounselCEO@heidrick.com

Administrative Assistant - Center for Veterans Advancement

Adoption Intake / Guardianship Clinic Coordinator - Children's Rights Project 

Legal/Project Assistant - Audrey Irmas Project for Women and Girls' Rights

Paralegal - Federal Pro Se Clinic 

Staff Attorney - Children's Rights Project (Education Practice Team)


Internship Opportunities

Public Counsel has many volunteer internship opportunities in which law students can learn about the law and start making a difference for clients.  To volunteer in Public Counsel's offices during the school year, and to learn more about our summer internship program, click here.

Fellowship Opportunities

Public Counsel welcomes fellowship applications. Applications for those proposing law school fellowships are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for those proposing 2020 Equal Justice Works or Skadden fellowship projects should be submitted by August 1, 2020. This year Public Counsel will consider fellowship proposals limited to those which fall in the following areas:

  • Children’s Rights, especially focused on juvenile justice, education rights, child welfare, and/or children and youth with disabilities.

  • Homelessness Prevention

  • Opportunity Under Law: projects centered around impact litigation in areas related to economic justice, education equity, criminalization of poverty, children’s rights, or immigrants’ rights.

We do not have an application form separate from those used by the organizations that fund the fellowships. Students who are interested in a fellowship at Public Counsel should review the details here, send their resume and a brief description of their proposed project directly with the Directing Attorneys of the Public Counsel project you wish to work with. If you have a problem reaching the directing attorney or other questions, email Pro Bono Director David Daniels.


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