Opportunities at ELC

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

Staff Openings

Pittsburgh Director

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.

Development Specialist, Philadelphia

ELC seeks an experienced professional for a full-time development position in our Philadelphia office. The candidate should have at least 5-10 years of experience in development for a non-profit, particularly working with individual donors, events and sponsorships, and foundations. The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights, racial justice, and advancing the rights of underserved populations. See the full description here.

Program Associate, Pittsburgh

ELC seeks a Program Associate for a full-time position in our Pittsburgh office. The role will focus on both assisting families who call ELC’s Helpline and supporting ELC’s external communications work.  See the full description here.

Postgraduate Legal Fellowships, Philadelphia

ELC seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2023. Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2023 or current law clerks. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, public interest law, civil rights, and advancing the rights of underserved populations.  We will review applications on a rolling basis, and preference will be given to applications received by July 1, 2022.  See the full description here.

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.

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 Hetal Dhagat.

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.