Working with ELC

Summer intern Sarah Bell videotapes an ELC press conference in the Capitol.
Summer intern Sarah Bell videotapes an ELC press conference in the Capitol.

Staff Openings

Philadelphia: Staff Attorney

The Education Law Center-PA, a statewide nonprofit legal advocacy organization founded in 1975, seeks an experienced attorney for a full-time position in our Philadelphia office. Please click here to view the full announcement. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pittsburgh: Program and Administrative Assistant

The Education Law Center is hiring a Program and Administrative Assistant in its Pittsburgh, PA office. The Program and Administrative Assistant is responsible for general office management and administration, coordination, and contributions to program implementation, communication, and development strategies and other administrative support for three full time attorneys. The Program Administrative Coordinator is a key member of our staff and is involved in all aspects of our work. This position is critical to ensuring that our Pittsburgh office operates efficiently and effectively, and in collaboration with our Philadelphia office, to provide high quality legal services on issues of public education to parents, students, and community advocates across Pennsylvania. This position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Click here to view the full announcement and how to apply.

Postgraduate Legal Fellowships

The Education Law Center – Pennsylvania seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2017.  Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2017 or current law clerks and should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law.

The Education Law Center (ELC)’s mission is to ensure access to a quality public education for all students in Pennsylvania. We pursue this mission by advocating on behalf of the most at-risk students — children living in poverty, children of color, children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, children with disabilities, English Language Learners, and children experiencing homelessness. ELC employs a broad range of strategies including direct legal representation, impact litigation, educating parents and students about their legal rights, supporting community-based groups, and legislative, regulatory, and policy advocacy.

Interested candidates should send application materials (cover letter, resume, law school transcript, list of references and writing sample) to cgaffney@elc-pa.org.

The Education Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. 

Law Student Internships

The application period for Summer 2016 is closed. Please check back in January 2017 for next summer’s legal opportunities.