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Resources

These Web sites might help you in your continuing pursuit of public service and public interest law.

Career Guidance

Equal Justice Works is the national organization designed to promote public interest opportunities for law students. The site contains information about pro bono opportunities, fellowship opportunities, public interest organizations, job fairs, and so on.

Public Interest
  • The Foundation Center maintains a searchable database of job openings in foundations, grant-making public charities, corporate grant-makers, educational institutions and other non-profit organizations.
  • The Harvard Law Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) maintains an extensive list of public interest databases. OPIA also publishes “Serving the Public: A Job Search Guide,” which provides an excellent overview for law students starting the job search process.
  • The National Legal Aid & Defender Association maintains an extensive listing of oublic interest and government jobs, searchable by state.
Government
  • Attorney Jobs Online advertises law opportunities in federal, state and local government; in courts; on Capitol Hill; and in public interest settings.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice maintains a listing of available attorney and internship positions throughout the department. This site also has links to individual divisions within the Department of Justice, as well as to other federal sites within all three branches of government, and to independent agencies, corporations, and commissions within the federal government.
International

A project of Action without Borders, Idealist.org has a searchable database of 20,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 140 countries with job listings and volunteer opportunities.

Fellowship Opportunities