Jobs & Internships
Thank you for your interest in working at LAF. You can find information here on full and part time employment opportunities, as well as internships and fellowships currently available.
We want to make sure your application gets to the right person at LAF, so please follow the instructions for each individual application.
Current Career Opportunities:
Current Law Student and Graduate Internship and Fellowship Opportunities at LAF:
LAF views providing education and support to law students and graduate fellows as part of our mission. Each year we host dozens of law students and recent grads in each of our practice groups. We view this as an opportunity to increase our capacity to serve people in need, nurture a relationship with future attorneys, and foster an environment of service.
During the summer, LAF hosts over thirty interns and fellows from law schools across the country. For ten-weeks these students intern full time and perform a variety of duties depending on their experience level and the needs of a particular practice group. These duties include client interviews and case investigation; memoranda and brief writing; drafting of pleadings and judgments; court representation as a 711; direct representation at administrative hearings; and legal research. LAF also accepts students for the spring and fall semester who are available to commit to 10 hours per week for the full semester.
LAF will consider law students for positions based upon the student’s application and upon LAF’s workload and space constraints. We accept applications from students seeking academic credit, those who have funding, and volunteers.
In addition to LAF’s law student internship program, LAF hosts a number of graduate fellows throughout the year.
Current opportunities include:
- Fall and Spring Law Student Internships (PILI spots for fall 2017 are no longer available, but we are still accepting internship applications for class credit, work-study, etc.)
- Summer Law Student Internships
LAF also seeks applicants for post-graduate fellowships.
For all other law school based or other funded fellowships, please contact Kate Shank and Jennifer Payne at the emails above and provide the fellowship timelines, your area(s) of interest, a cover letter and your resume.
Current AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities:
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to fight poverty and to increase organizational capacity. VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or a public agency.
LAF hosts fifteen VISTA members who perform a variety of duties such as coordinating community legal clinics; assisting our external relations staff with database management and special events planning; and assisting LAF attorneys with creating and facilitating pro bono involvement.
LAF’s VISTA program offers opportunities for attorneys and college graduates.
For more information about the VISTA program, please visit the AmeriCorps website.
LAF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.