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Public Interest Employers

Student Summer Public Interest Work

Each year, approximately 75 percent of first-year students and 25 percent of second-year students devote half or all of their summer to work to public interest. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, Yale Law students worked at the organizations listed below. To jump to a specific public interest category, select from the following: Federal Government, State/Local Government, Public Interest Organizations, Public Defenders, or Public Interest Organizations Abroad.

Federal Government

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Enforcement Division - Washington, DC

Federal Election Commission – Washington, DC

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – New York, NY

Federal Trade Commission – Washington, DC

Food and Drug Administration – Silver Spring, MD

Securities and Exchange Commission
– New York, NY

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California – Los Angeles, CA

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California – San Francisco, CA

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
– Washington, DC

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut – New Haven, CT

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware – Wilmington, DE

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine – Portland, ME

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts – Boston, MA

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York – New York, NY

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York – New York, NY

U.S Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia – Alexandria, VA

U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the General Counsel – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of the Treasury – Washington, DC

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Washington, DC

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee – Washington, DC

White House, Domestic Policy Council – Washington, DC

White House, National Economic Council – Washington, DC

State and Local Government

Office of the Colorado Attorney General – Denver, CO

Office of the Georgia Attorney General, Office of the Solicitor General – Atlanta, GA

Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General – Concord, NH

New York City Department of Education – New York, NY

New York City Law Department – New York, NY

Office of the New York State Attorney General – New York, NY

San Francisco Office of the City Attorney – San Francisco, CA

Public Interest Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union – New York, NY

ACLU of Connecticut – Hartford, CT

ACLU of Massachusetts – Boston, MA

ACLU of Michigan – Detroit, MI

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty – Washington, DC

Campaign Legal Center – Washington, DC

Center for Popular Democracy – New York, NY

The Century Foundation – New York, NY

Children’s Rights – New York, NY

The Constitution Project –
Washington, DC

Council for Children’s Rights – Charlotte, NC

Earthjustice – New York, NY

Electronic Frontier Foundation – San Francisco, CA

Environmental Defense Fund – Boulder, CO

Equal Justice Center – Austin, TX

Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama – Montgomery, AL

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders – Boston, MA

Harvard Law School, Center for Health Law and Policy Litigation – Boston, MA

Indian Law Resource Center Helena, MT

Institute for Justice Arlington, VA

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission – New York, NY

Lambda Legal – New York, NY

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – Washington, DC

Legal Aid Society – New York, NY

Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center – San Francisco, CA

National Women’s Law Center – Washington, DC

New York Legal Assistance Group – New York, NY

New York University School of Law, Brennan Center for Justice – New York, NY

Public Interest Law Project – Oakland, CA

Southern Center for Human Rights - Atlanta, GA

Texas Civil Rights Project – Austin, TX

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund – New York, NY

The World Bank – Washington, DC

Yale Law School, Community & Economic Development Clinic
– New Haven, CT

Yale Law School, Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization – New Haven, CT

Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity – New Haven, CT

Yale School of Medicine – New Haven, CT

Youth Law Center – San Francisco, CA

Public Defenders

Alaska Public Defender Agency Palmer, AK

Bronx Defenders – New York, NY

Brooklyn Defender Services – New York, NY

Defender Association – Seattle, WA

Federal Defenders of New York – New York, NY

Federal Defender Program – Chicago, IL

Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California – Oakland, CA

Global Witness – London, England

Innocence Project of Florida – Tallahassee, FL

New Haven Public Defender  – New Haven, CT

Orleans Public Defenders – New Orleans, LA

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia – Washington, DC

Rhode Island Public Defender – Providence, RI

The Sentencing Project – Washington, DC

Public Interest Organizations Abroad

European Court of Human Rights – Strasbourg, France

European Court of Justice
– Luxembourg

International Criminal Court –
The Hague, Netherlands

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – The Hague, Netherlands

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime – Bangkok, Thailand