SPIN: Public Interest Jobs

Public Interest Jobs

Directory of Public Interest Legal Agencies in Philadelphia
Directory of Public Interest Volunteer Opportunities in Philadelphia

American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service
Contains news updates on pro bono law and opportunities, as well as links to public interest opportunities at universities and a national database of public interest organizations.

Philadelphia Bar Association Public Interest Resources
Contains links for volunteer opportunities, pro bono resources, and other public interest organizations.

Philadelphia Bar Association Pro Bono Corner
Contains links to their training calendar, volunteer opportunities, and their FAQ.

PA Pro Bono
An online legal community providing resources to pro bono attorneys in Pennsylvania, including a guide of pro bono opportunities.

An online resource for public interest law job seekers. PSLawNet, NALP's Public Service Law Network Worldwide, is a network of 150 law schools and more than 12,000 law-related public interest organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Website users can perform customized searches of public interest opportunities around the world, ranging from short-term volunteer and paid internships to full-time jobs, fellowships, and pro bono opportunities.

PA Law Help.org
An online guide to legal information and services in Pennsylvania.

National Lawyers Guild
The National Lawyers Guild is a non-profit organization of lawyers, legal workers, and law students dedicated to advancing social justice and supporting progressive social movements.

Equal Justice Works
Equal Justice Works organizes, trains, and supports public service-minded law students and is the national leader increating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs. Their site contains links to summer grants, postgraduate jobs, and funding sources.

Post-Graduate Fellowships

Equal Justice Works Fellowship
The Equal Justice Works Fellowship offers hundreds of fellowships per year to provide legal assistance to underserved populations for a range of issues, including domestic violence, homelessness, community economic development, immigration, civil rights, juvenile justice, employment rights, access to health care, consumer fraud, and environmental justice.

Skadden Fellowship Foundation
The Skadden Fellowship, described by the Los Angeles Times as a "legal Peace Corps," is a two-year program with a salary and fringe benefits for young lawyers devoting their services to the poor, the elderly, the homeless, the disabled, and those deprived of their civil or human rights.

Independence Foundation Fellowships
The Independence Foundation provides funds for young public interest lawyers dedicated to helping the poor and disadvantaged secure access to the justice system.


Philadelphia Bar Foundation Awards & Fellowships
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation offers several awards and fellowships to both law students and graduates, including the Morris M. Shuster Fellowship for retiring the debt of students committed to public interest, and the Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship for providing stipends to first-year Asian American law students.

Juvenile Law Center: Zubrow Fellowship in Children's Law
The Zubrow Fellowship is an opportunity to engage in children's advocacy in deliquency and dependency systems, ranging from direct representation to policy work and legislative efforts.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management: Presidential Management Fellows Program
The PMF program offers a two-year appointment in the Office of Personnel Management, and presents a stepping stone to a career in the federal government.

KaiserEDU.org Fellowships & Internships
This list includes several fellowships across the U.S. in health policy, though it is not specific to law graduates.

National List of Competitive Fellowships
This list aggregates several competitive national fellowship opportunities, though it is neither specific to law graduates nor higher education in general.