Employment, Internships & Fellowships
- Social Worker – Immigrants’ Rights Project / Women & Girls Rights Project
- Staff Attorney (Mid Level) – Community Development Project – Small Business
- Staff Attorney – Community Development Project – Small Business
- Placement Assistant – Community Development Project
- Supervising Staff Attorney – Immigrants’ Rights Project, (anti)Detention Team
- Staff Attorney – Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Project
- Staff Attorney – Children’s Rights Project – Adoptions
- Staff Attorney – Children’s Rights Project – Transition Age Youth
- Staff Attorney – Center for Veterans’ Advancement
- Staff Attorney – Homelessness Prevention Law Project – Shriver Housing Project (APPLY ON OR BY JANUARY 14, 2022)
- Paralegal – Homelessness Prevention Law Project – Shriver Housing Project
View Public Counsel’s Employee Vaccination Policy and EEO Statement HERE
Public Counsel has many volunteer internship opportunities in which law students can learn about the law and start making a difference for clients. To volunteer in Public Counsel’s offices during the school year, and to learn more about our summer internship program, click here.
Public Counsel welcomes fellowship applications. Applications for those proposing law school fellowships are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for those proposing 2021 Equal Justice Works or Skadden fellowship projects should be submitted by July 1, 2021. This year Public Counsel will consider fellowship proposals limited to those which fall in the following areas:
- Center for Veterans Advancement (see details for CVA’s fellowship opportunities at the following link: CVA Fellowship Posting)
- Consumer Rights and Economic Justice: projects related to combatting unfair, fraudulent, or deceptive business practices or at the intersection of consumer law and civil rights, including but not limited to addressing the economic impact of fines and fees (for more details see the CREJ fellowship posting)
- Immigrants’ Rights Project (see details regarding this fellowship here)
- Audrey Irmas Project for Women & Girls’ Rights (see details on WGR’s fellowship here)
- Opportunity Under Law Project (see details on OUL’s fellowship here)
We do not have an application form separate from those used by the organizations that fund the fellowships. Students who are interested in a fellowship at Public Counsel should review the details here, send their resume and a brief description of their proposed project directly with the Directing Attorneys of the Public Counsel project you wish to work with. If you have a problem reaching the directing attorney or other questions, contact Executive Assistant Uzoamaka Ogbodo EMAIL HERE.
Public Counsel Vaccination Policy
Public Counsel requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees, including new hires. Pursuant to federal and state laws, Public Counsel will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship.
Public Counsel EEO Statement
Public Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on the basis of union membership or activity, race, religious creed, religious observance, ethnicity, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or predisposition, military service, military and veteran status, pregnancy, child birth and related medical conditions, marital and family status, national origin, ancestry, age, medical conditions as defined by state or federal law, or disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
All qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Our leadership team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities discipline, discharge, and general treatment during employment.