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: Policy 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.

Law Student Internships (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh)

The Education Law Center invites 1Ls and 2Ls to apply for 2017 summer legal internships. The Philadelphia office accepts applications from 2Ls and 3Ls for legal externships or practicum during the school year. Applicants should be committed to education access for all students, particularly vulnerable populations. Intern responsibilities include: Supporting ELC’s direct representation work through handling intake calls; supporting ELC’s litigation and legislative advocacy through legal research and writing; and providing other support as needed.

Qualified applicants should have: strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills; strong legal research and writing skills; and a commitment to social justice.

Fluency in Spanish, an understanding of special education law, and/or experience working with diverse communities are valued but not required qualifications.

Philadelphia office

Summer 2017: Applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for summer internships in ELC’s Philadelphia office will be reviewed on a rolling basis, however the final deadline is January 20, 2017. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of references to Kristina Moon, Click here to download the Philadelphia summer posting in PDF format.

Spring Semester 2017: Applications from 2Ls and 3Ls for an externship or practicum in the Philadelphia office during the school year will be reviewed on a rolling basis, however the final deadline is January 20, 2017.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Kristina Moon, Click here to download the Philadelphia semester posting in PDF format.

Internships in the Philadelphia office are unpaid. ELC is happy to support students applying for funding from other sources or for course credit.

Pittsburgh office

Summer law student internships in ELC’s Pittsburgh office are part of the Law Student Summer Fellowship program of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation’s Lawyers Fund. Click here for more information and to apply. Applications are due by January 13, 2017.

Postgraduate Legal Fellowships

The application period for Fall 2017 postgraduate legal fellowship applications is closed. Please check back later!