Working with ELC

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

Staff Openings

Philadelphia:  Budget and Financial Assistant

The Education Law Center, a not for profit public education advocacy organization, is seeking a Budget and Financial Assistant. This position will assist with budgeting, financial reports and grant tracking. This is a part-time hourly position. The work schedule is flexible and negotiable.

Prior experience with finance is preferred, but not essential. Candidates must have excellent proficiency with Microsoft Excel and confidence working with numbers. The position is open immediately.

The Education Law Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability and encourages people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Applications and questions should be directed to Christine Gaffney at [email protected]

Philadelphia: Paralegal/ Intake Coordinator

The Education Law Center seeks an experienced paralegal 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.

Philadelphia: Development and Communications Associate

The Education Law Center seeks a Development and Communications associate 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.

Law Student Internships

Philadelphia Office

  • 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 Kristina Moon ([email protected]) is recommended by: January 20th for Spring positions; and April 15 for Fall positions. Click here to download the Philadelphia semester posting in PDF format.
  • Summer 2018: Applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for summer internships in ELC’s Philadelphia office will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but the final deadline is January 20, 2018. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of references to Kristina Moon, [email protected].  Click here to download the Philadelphia summer 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 2018: ELC hires a summer law student through the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Summer Fellowship Program. Eligible 2Ls are encouraged to apply for the program via their law school’s Symplicity portal and indicate Education Law Center as your preferred placement organization. Applications are due January 12, 2018. More information about the program, eligibility requirements, and application are here.

Postgraduate Legal Fellowships

Education Law Center – PA seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2018.  Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2018 or current law clerks and should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law.

The Education Law Center’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, LGBTQ youth 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 [email protected]. Please apply before August 10, 2017. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

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.