Opportunities at ELC

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

Staff Openings

Staff Attorney, Philadelphia

ELC seeks an attorney for a full-time position in our Philadelphia office. A temporary position (3-6 months) to focus on urgent trial matters may also be considered (timeline to be determined). Primary duties for this position will focus on impact litigation and direct representation of clients and will also include working with community partners and informing our policy advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.  The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, public interest law, civil rights, and advancing the rights of underserved populations. Please click here for a full description of the position, job requirements, and application instructions.

Staff Attorney, Pittsburgh

ELC seeks an experienced attorney for a full- time position in our Pittsburgh office. Our attorneys work in partnership with students, families, and community-based groups to engage in multi-strategic legal and community advocacy, including direct legal representation, impact litigation, and state, local, and federal policy advocacy. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, civil rights, racial justice, and advancing the education rights of underserved students.  Please click here for a full description of the position, job requirements, and application instructions.

Policy Director, Philadelphia

ELC seeks an experienced professional for a full-time policy advocacy position in our Philadelphia office. The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, racial justice, civil rights, and advancing the rights of underserved populations.  Please click here for a full description of the position, job requirements, and application instructions.

Opportunities for Law Students

Philadelphia Internships

  • Fall & Spring Semesters: 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, 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.
  • Summer 2022:  ELC is accepting applications for summer 2022 internships; please click here for information..
  • ELC provides modest stipends to summer interns who do not have funding from other sources.

Pittsburgh Internships

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 Elisha Lay.

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.  ELC encourages people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.