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    Email: lawcareer@wlu.edu
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    Legal Setting: Public Interest/Public Policy


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    Internship Postings

    • Internships USA (requires password) has the following public interest internship books:
      • Legal Aid Offices
      • Human Rights Internships
      • Big Green Internship Book
      • Women's Rights
      • Washington Internships in Law and Policy
      • Internships in International Affairs
    • PSJD is a nation-wide database that allows you to search for available positions by practice and geographic areas of interest by subscription only. W&L Law students may register; registration is free.
    • The Public Policy Handbook (requires password) provides links to more than 200 internships and post-graduate fellowships with nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, advocacy organizations, and other institutions engaged in policy analysis and implementation.
    • Idealist.org lists opportunities for summer and full-time employment in the public interest.
    • Capital Defense Internships: Berkeley Law maintains a list of internships with death penalty advocacy groups across the country.
    • Law Students for Reproductive Justice posts internship and fellowship opportunities.
    • American Society of International Law posts international internships organized by issue (criminal law, economic and trade, private trade, etc.) and has links to various organizations.
    • Shepherd Alliance Program —paid summer public interest opportunities.
    • Peggy Browning Fund lists full-time and internship opportunities in labor law.
    • OneWorld posts permanent and internship positions.
    • American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono and Public Service -- includes positions in pro bono and public interest organizations, civil legal services providers, public interest positions within law firms, and other similar organizations. Employers may post permanent, full-time positions as well as internships, summer clerkships, part-time positions, and short-term projects.
    • The National Pro Bono Opportunites Guide is available for you to search for volunteer opportunities by state
    • The Brad Traverse Group (subscription required) posts positions on and off the Hill in policy, government affairs, and communications.
    • Tom Manatos Jobs (subscription required) posts positions on and off the Hill.

    Full-Time Position Postings