Opportunities at ELC

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

Staff Openings

Intake Coordinator

We are seeking an intake coordinator for a full-time position in our Philadelphia office. The role will focus on managing ELC’s intake helpline, which receives dozens of calls each week from students, parents, attorneys, and community organizations.  Please see the full description here.

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.

Pittsburgh Staff Attorney

The Education Law Center seeks an 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 see the full description here.

Opportunities for Law Students

Philadelphia Internships

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:  The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania invites 1Ls and 2Ls to apply for summer legal internships 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, though applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.  Click here to download the Philadelphia 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.