Provides information on volunteer opportunities, pro bono news, events, opportunities, awards and resource library.
Alliance for Justice
A national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. The site has information and job announcements for the Alliance under Jobs at the top right of the page.
American Civil Liberties Union
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, 500,000 member/supporter public interest organization devoted exclusively to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans, and extending them to groups to which they have traditionally been denied. The site has information and job announcements for the ACLU.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Provides news and information on the world of foundations and nonprofit management. Click Jobs (top right) for hundreds of job listings as well as articles on building a career in foundation work.
Equal Justice Works
Equal Justice Works website provides very useful information for anyone interested in public interest law, including information about their annual public interest career fair, loan repayment, fellowships and other job opportunities and more.
Links to more than 30 public interest organizations' home pages.
This job board includes postings for fundraising, mid-level and executive level talent for nonprofit, education, healthcare and public interest organizations.
The Foundation Center: Philanthropy News Digest
A weekly publication from The Foundation Center, listing philanthropy-related articles and features from various media. The job postings list various positions at public interest organizations countrywide.
Foundation Grants to Individuals
Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support. Contact CDO for password information.
Human Rights Jobs
Lists the latest human rights jobs and vacancies.
A large directory of nonprofit and volunteering resources on the web, with information provided by 21,000+ organizations in 150 countries. It is not focused on opportunities exclusively for lawyers or law students, but it includes many listings for someone with a legal education.
Internship and Job Opportunities in Capital Defense
Berkeley Law's Death Penalty Clinic maintains this website. It lists internship opportunities along with full-time paid positions in capital defense offices.
National Center for Adoption Law & Policy's Adoption Jobsite
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy matches law students who are interested in summer assignments concerning permanence for children with private, public and nonprofit entities that can use their help. This web site offers law students the opportunity for child welfare, family advocacy or adoption-related job experience in several different states.
National Lawyers Guild
Home for lawyers interested in social justice, this site has great links to public interest organizations, NGOs and human rights organizations.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
The NLADA site provides legislative updates, information on defender-related legislation and NLADA conferences. Jobs are searchable by region and are posted by civil legal services or defender organizations, public interest organizations and academic institutions.
National Institute for Research Advancement - Think Tanks
Site provides online access to the 2008 NIRA World Directory of Think Tanks. Organizations are listed by country and include websites.
The Public Service Jobs Directory, formerly known as PSLawNet, is an effective and centralized tool to find information about public interest opportunities. PSJD is a network of 200 member law schools across the country United States and Canada and more than 13,000 law-related public interest organizations around the world. PSJD provides a comprehensive clearinghouse of public interest organizations and opportunities for lawyers and law students.
PSJD Public Service Blog
This new blog serves as an information clearinghouse for both law students and lawyers working in the public interest sector. The blog includes news about the public interest job market and issues/policy changes affecting the public interest community. It also has guest columns from public interest practitioners and career services counselors as well as helpful resources for job seekers at all levels of experience.
Public Counsel is the nation’s largest pro bono law office. Their primary mandate includes: protecting the legal rights of disadvantaged children; representing immigrants who have been the victims of torture, persecution, domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes; and fostering economic justice by providing individuals and institutions in underserved communities with access to quality legal representation. The site has information for summer, fellowship and employment opportunities under the “Employment and Internships” tab on the left. Information for law student opportunities can be accessed here.
Public Justice (formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) is a national public interest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyers' skills and resources to create a more just society.
Public Policy Handbook
Resource for internships with over 50 think tanks, advocacy organizations, federal agencies and other institutions engaged in policy analysis and implementation. While most positions are open to disciplines other than law, they all utilize the skills of a law student – problem identification, policy research, analysis of the decision-making process and end result policies, advocacy, and policy implementation. The positions allow students to develop expertise in specific areas, such as human rights, education, voting rights, health, global issues, and security. Contact CDO to obtain a user name and password to access the online system. A print version of the handbook is available in the CDO library.
The official website locator for searching within the United Nations, with additional links to other international organizations. A related site - www.un.org/depts/OHRM/indexpo.htm - is the site of the Office of Human Resources for the UN, with information on types of jobs and openings.
Yale Student Grants and Fellowships Database
Searchable database of grants and fellowships funded and/or administered by Yale. Most of these are open only to Yale students and are available from Yale's schools, departments, and programs, while others are national competitions to which Yale nominates candidates.