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GENERAL LEGAL

General Public Interest Job Sites
  • ABA Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division
    Contains a Public Lawyer Career Center. Must be an ABA member.
  • Equal Justice Works
    The Equal Justice Network is an online meeting place, information source and connection mechanism for lawyers and other advocates committed to equal justice.
  • PSJD
    PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) is the online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest opportunities and information on public interest careers.
  • Society of American Law Teachers Jobs Page
    Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) public interest job postings.
  • University of Michigan Law School - Public Interest Careers
    The University of Michigan Law School offers a complete and informative site, offering public interest advising, summer and term-time opportunities, and funding information.
  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association
    Jobs in legal services, public defender offices, private public interest firms, nonprofits and academia. Searchable by job type and state.
  • OneJustice
    OneJustice engages all segments of the legal community and is working to expand the resources to serve the low-income Californians who turn to OneJustice legal services nonprofits to access life's most basic necessities.

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General Nonprofit Job Sites
  • Care2 Make a Difference
    Lists progressive policy job openings
  • Foundation Center
    There are some listings for attorneys, and many excellent non-attorney listings in development, policy, programming, communications, and non-legal advocacy within the nonprofit world.
  • Idealist.org
    Provides links to over 8,000 nonprofit organizations across the country and abroad. Site contains jobs and publications as well as support services, networking and fundraising information.
  • Independent Sector
    Lists job openings from its 600 member institutions on its web page.
  • Nonprofit Career Network
    Nonprofit job resource center. Can search by state. Alphabetical directory of nonprofit organizations.
  • NonProfitJobs.org
    Job listings searchable by job type, job title, salary, skill, and location. 
  • Nonprofit Oyster
    Nonprofit job search engine.
  • Opportunity Knocks
    Nonprofit organization classifieds. Can search by keyword, organization type, position type and state/country.
  • Society for Nonprofit Organizations
    Nonprofit job listings that can be searched by type and location.
  • U.S. Nonprofit Gateway
    Federal government information on non-profits.

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GOVERNMENT

Federal Government Job Sites
  • USA.gov
    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies 
  • Careersingovernment.com
    On-line job board devoted to public-sector employment.
  • Federal Daily
    News and resources for federal and postal employees.
  • Federal Jobs Digest
  • Government Honors and Internship Online Handbook (University of Arizona College of Law)
    An online listing of 85 summer and permanent attorney positions for 1, 2 and 3Ls. It is updated and kept current throughout the year. Please contact OPIA via email for the username and password.
  • GovSpot
    Provides fact sheets and information on all branches of the US government, links to government employment and grant opportunities as well as news articles on current events and policies.
  • Hillzoo
    Democratic Hill jobs, Republican Hill jobs, off-the-hill jobs for political, lobbying and policy/legislative jobs.
  • NALP Federal Employment Guide
    Produced in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service and the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, this guide is a comprehensive source of information on federal departments and agencies as well as the federal government hiring process.
  • Partnership for Public Service
    Provides information on federal jobs, agency profiles, internships, profiles in public service, and information on finding a job.
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program
    The purpose of the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is to attract people to federal service.  The PMF attracts individuals from all disciplines.  Click on the link to find out more about the application process and guidelines. 
  • PSJD - Federal Government Resources
    The PSJD Resource Center offers a Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide and information on Careers in Federal Government.
  • RCJobs.com
    Roll Call, resource for Capitol Hill news and information since 1955. Employment site includes public and private sector jobs.
  • USA.gov
    The United States Government’s official web portal comprises a comprehensive search engine alongside links to information on the US government divided by topic. It also provides a link for feedback posted regarding questions on the US government.
  • USAJOBS
    Federal government job listings and library databases. Contains a searchable database of abstracts of open U.S. federal government jobs.
  • USAJOBS - Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers
    The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. 
  • Making the Difference
    Another online source for federal government jobs in all fields. 
  • Federal Jobs List
    This list is a compilation of offices (updated as of of October, 2009), federal agencies and areas of the executive branch that hire attorneys.  A helpful tool for anyone interested in where lawyers work within the federal government.

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State Government Job Sites
  • Attorney Jobs: The National and Federal Employment Report
    Provides selected listings of fellowships and permanent job openings in the Federal and State Government as well as the US courts.
  • GovtJobs.com
    Opportunities in government in cities, counties, states, executive search firms, advertising agencies and other governmental jurisdictions.  Non-profits also advertise on the site.
  • Citycountyjobs.com
    Specializes in matching job seekers with careers in local government and lists hundreds of jobs available with city and county governments. 
  • Council of State Governments
    Provides networking and policy analysis to state executive and legislative offices. General information and links to state web pages.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    A job clearinghouse for state legislature positions, both legal and non-legal, and public policy positions.

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INTERNATIONAL

General International Public Interest

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International Public Interest Job Search and Funding 
  • CARE USA
    Job site for one of the world's largest international development and relief organizations with jobs at all levels in countries throughout the world. Well-organized subcategories outline CARE USA domestic and international opportunities and how to apply for employment. However, the site provides no specific information on legal employment.
  • Careers Representing America
    Lists careers in the US Department of State. Provides information on the foreign and civil service.
  • CDS International
    CDS international is a non-profit organization that advances practical international training opportunities for young professionals, students, educators, etc.  The site highlights internship, fellowship and other opportunities to live and work abroad.
  • Council on Foundations
    Membership organization of more than 2,000 grant-making foundations and giving programs worldwide. Good way to find out more about foundations, international work, etc and news.
  • Human Rights Internet
    Under "Jobs & Internships", this site provides listings of openings in human rights and related areas. It also has links to other sites where you may find international job openings.
  • Idealist.org
    Provides links to over 8,000 nonprofit organizations, articles on current global news, and information on ways to engage with non-governmental organizations.
  • Independent Sector
    Lists openings from its member institutions comprising non-profit and philanthropic organizations for sixty days. It also details information on international social justice issues.
  • Institute for Global Communication
    Comprehensive site that links to job and volunteer opportunities. Click on "Job/Volunteer Opportunities."
  • International Job Vacancies
    Contains a few legal announcements for current openings at the UN, World Bank, World Health Organization and NGOs throughout the world. (Click on Job Types and Legal Affairs for legal listings.)
  • Lawyers without Borders
  • OneWorld Jobs
    Lists jobs in human rights, the environment and sustainable development. Searchable by career sector and country. Rest of site has information about international social justice issues.
  • PSJD - Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities
    This section of PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) offers a number of resources to assist you in searching and applying for international public interest opportunities.
  • Council on International Educational Exchange
  • Global Crossroad
  • Intern Abroad
  • International Jobs Center
  • Foreign Policy Association Job Board
  • International Civil Service Commission
  • ReliefWeb: Humanitarian Vacancies
    This site primarily contains non-legal job opportunities, but several legal jobs are included.

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Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)

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SPECIALTY AREAS

Children's Rights

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Criminal Prosecution and Defense

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International Development

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Health Law

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LGBT Law

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Labor/Employment Law

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Public Administration

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Civil Rights / Civil Liberties
  • HLS Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Specialty Guide
  • Libertarian - LibertyGuide.com
    Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, and described as the ultimate e-guide to liberty, it has a host of resources including summer and permanent jobs. Also has links to libertarian groups including legal organizations.
  • Civil Rights - Civilrights.org
    Described as a "social justice network," this site contains information about policy developments in civil rights, a directory of civil rights organizations and a small career center with information about permanent jobs, internships and fellowships.

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Environmental Law

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Immigration and Refugee Law

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Human Rights
  • African Human Rights NGOs
    This comprehensive site provides detailed organization information from a study conducted in 1994. Contact information may not be current.
  • Amnesty International
    This site links to worldwide human rights websites arranged by practice area.
  • Derechos
    Links to human rights sites. 
  • Human Rights and Development
    The site provides an annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights and international development.
  • Human Rights Internet
    Under "Jobs & Internships" this site provides listings of openings in human rights and related areas. It also has links to other sites where you may find international job openings.
  • Human Rights USA Resource Center
    Under "Training/Field Opportunities" this site of the University of Minnesota contains a few job listings and numerous links to other human rights job postings.
  • Human Rights Organizations in Arab Countries
    The site provides links to international and national organizations working in the area of human rights in Arab countries.
  • One World Online
    News and views from over 1500 organizations working for human rights and sustainable development.
  • Worldwide East Timor Human Rights Groups
    This global list of East Timor Support and Solidarity Groups is arranged by name and country.

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Political Campaigns

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US Attorney's Offices

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Fair Housing

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Conservative Public Interest Law

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Foundations

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Legal Services

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Pro Bono

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Private Public Interest Law

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Women's Rights

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Native American Law

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Last modified: September 18, 2013

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