Career Opportunities

Internships & Fellowships

Internship Opportunities

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:

View Public Counsel’s Employee Vaccination Policy and EEO Statement HERE

Fellowship Opportunities

Public Counsel welcomes fellowship applications. Applications for those proposing law school fellowships are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for those proposing 2025 Equal Justice Works or Skadden fellowship projects should be submitted by July 1, 2024. This year Public Counsel will consider fellowship proposals limited to those which fall within the scope of the following projects:

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 send their resume and a brief description of their proposed project directly to the Directing Attorney of the Public Counsel project with which they wish to work. If you have a problem reaching the Directing Attorney or you have other questions, contact Senior Executive Assistant Uzoamaka Ogbodo EMAIL HERE.

Job Type, Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position with a 37.5-hour work week, and it is part of the bargaining unit. The salary is $75,000 for a recent grad or someone with 0-1 year experience.  Public Counsel offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage with both HMO and PPO options; 
  • Option to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account; 
  • 403(b) retirement plan with elective contribution, and discretionary employer contribution after one year of employment;
  • Employer-paid life insurance and disability plans;
  • Generous paid time off and compensatory time up to 60 hours per calendar year; and
  • On-site parking or public transportation reimbursement.

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.

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