Law Students, Recent Graduates and New Attorneys: Get off to a great start

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Above: Recent summer law student fellows at Public Counsel


Work side-by-side with top litigators on tough cases. Go one-on-one with a client in need. 
Change someone's life. Getting involved with Public Counsel can change your career.


Spend your summer at Public Counsel: Learn about summer internships for law students

Our summer internship is a great way to flex your legal muscles. You’ll be part of an intensive program where you learn about the law and start making a difference for clients. Get front-line experience by fighting for consumers, immigrants seeking asylum, children and families, cutting through red tape for nonprofits, and more. Public Counsel has a vibrant summer internship program that includes law students from all across the nation.

For more information about the application process, click here

Support our work: Volunteer at Public Counsel
Click here to get the latest list of specific projects where law students are needed to assist at our Public Counsel offices, including case research and seminar planning.  Click here to learn about immediate openings in the Consumer Law Project.


Fellowship Opportunities

Public Counsel welcomes fellowship applications. Applications for those proposing law school fellowships are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for those proposing Equal Justice Works or Skadden fellowship projects should be in accordance with the instructions, guidelines, and timelines contained here.

Public Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation, condition of physical or mental disability, gender identity or sexual orientation, in accordance with requirements of Federal and State laws.

 All qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.



'Why I went to law school in the first place'

USC Law student Marlena McMurchie

USC Law student Marlena McMurchie's summer at Public Counsel "helped to remind me why I went to law school in the first place," she says. She worked directly with homeless Angelenos through our CARES program that helps families and individuals stay off the street and get the help they need. Click here to read more.

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