We are seeking a Director of our Western Pennsylvania Office in Pittsburgh who will report directly to the Executive Director based in Philadelphia. The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, civil rights, racial justice, and advancing the rights of underserved populations. The Pittsburgh Director provides leadership and direction to the Pittsburgh office, including overseeing direct service to underserved students, participating in local and statewide policy advocacy and litigation, building and strengthening community partnerships, and engaging with funders and board members. See the full description here.
The Education Law Center seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2024. Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2024 or current law clerks with a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, public interest law, civil rights, and advancing the rights of underserved populations. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and 3 references to Melissia McKittrick by June 30, 2023, though applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. See the full description here.
Opportunities for Law Students
Fall & Spring Semesters: Applications from 2Ls and 3Ls for an internship or practicum in the Philadelphia office during the school year will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but submission of a resume and cover letter to Margie Wakelin is recommended by November 1 for Spring positions and April 15 for Fall positions. Click here to download the Philadelphia semester posting in PDF format.
2024 Summer Internships: ELC invites 1Ls and 2Ls to apply for summer 2024 legal internships or practicum in its Philadelphia office. Applicants should be committed to racial justice and education access for all students, particularly underserved populations. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and 3 references to Margie Wakelin by January 15th, 2024, though applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. See the full description here.
ELC is accepting resumes and letters of interest for law students interested in internships in our Pittsburgh office. Please submit materials and direct questions to Hetal Dhagat.