Opportunities at ELC

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

Staff Openings

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.

Postgraduate Legal Fellowship, Philadelphia

ELC seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2021.  Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2021 or current law clerks. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, ideally with experience working with underserved populations. Interested candidates should send application materials (cover letter, resume, law school transcript, list of references, and writing sample) to Melissia McKittrick.  Please add “Postgraduate Legal Fellowship” to the subject line.  We will review applications on a rolling basis, and preference will be given to applications received by July 17, 2020. Please click here for a full description.

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 2020: ELC has completed hiring for Summer 2020 legal internships and is not accepting additional applications.
  • Internships in the Philadelphia office are unpaid. ELC is happy to support students applying for funding from other sources or for course credit.

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 Cheryl Kleiman.

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.