OPIA Job Feeds and Databases
- 1L Summer Jobs
- 2L Summer Jobs
- Fellowship and Entry-Level Jobs (0-3 years’ experience)
- LL.M.-Friendly Fellowship and Entry-Level Jobs (0-3 years’ experience)
- Alumni Jobs (3+ years’ experience)
General Public Interest Legal and Nonprofit Job Sites
- Equal Justice Works
The Equal Justice Network is an online meeting place, information source and connection mechanism for lawyers and other advocates committed to equal justice.
- Impact Fund’s mid-week jobs bulletin
Features postings from firms and legal non-profits with a civil rights focus at all experience levels: fellowships to senior attorneys. There’s no geographic focus, but as the org is based in CA, so are many of the posts.
- In-House Counsel Directories
Provides attorney information for thousands of organizations, including private firms and legal non-profits. The sites feature networking information and search customizations based on alumni status, prior firms, location, and practice area.
Jobs and Careers for the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Harvard Law School students can register for a 3-month guest access in the HKS career management system “JACK” by logging in with their HarvardKey. Students must select “Guest/Reciprocal” as Student Type and enter their HLS email address. Their registration will become pending, and HKS will approve it within three business days.
- National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Jobs in legal services, public defender offices, private public interest firms, nonprofits and academia. Searchable by job type and state.
OneJustice engages all segments of the legal community and is working to expand the resources to serve the low-income Californians who turn to OneJustice legal services nonprofits to access life’s most basic necessities.
PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) is the online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest opportunities and information on public interest careers.
- University of Michigan Law School – Public Interest Careers
The University of Michigan Law School offers a complete and informative site, offering public interest advising, summer and term-time opportunities, and funding information.
- Washington Council of Lawyers Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse Digests
A bi-weekly jobs newsletter is available by subscription through the Washington Council of Lawyers. The newsletter is primarily focused on the Washington, DC area, but also includes a variety of out-of-state, non-law, and fellowship opportunities.
- Care 2 Make a Difference
Lists progressive policy job openings
Provides links to over 8,000 nonprofit organizations across the country and abroad. Site contains jobs and publications as well as support services, networking and fundraising information.
- Independent Sector
Lists job openings from its 600 member institutions on its web page.
- Nonprofit Career Network
Nonprofit job resource center. Can search by state. Alphabetical directory of nonprofit organizations.
Job listings searchable by job type, job title, salary, skill, and location.
- Nonprofit Job Source
Nonprofit job search engine.
- Opportunity Knocks
Nonprofit organization classifieds. Can search by keyword, organization type, position type and state/country.
- Society for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit job listings that can be searched by type and location.
- U.S. Nonprofit Gateway
Federal government information on non-profits.
Government Job Sites
- Presidential Transition and New Administration Resources
On-line job board devoted to public-sector employment.
- Federal Daily
News and resources for federal and postal employees.
- Government Honors and Internship Online Handbook (University of Arizona College of Law)
An online listing of 85 summer and permanent attorney positions for 1, 2 and 3Ls. It is updated and kept current throughout the year. Please contact OPIA via email for the username and password.
Democratic Hill jobs, Republican Hill jobs, off-the-hill jobs for political, lobbying and policy/legislative jobs.
- Making the Difference
Another online source for federal government jobs in all fields.
- NALP Public Service Initiatives and Federal Employment Guide
Produced in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service and the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, this guide is a comprehensive source of information on federal departments and agencies as well as the federal government hiring process.
- Presidential Management Fellows Program
The purpose of the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is to attract people to federal service. The PMF attracts individuals from all disciplines. Click on the link to find out more about the application process and guidelines.
- PSJD – Federal Government Resources
The PSJD Resource Center offers a Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide and information on Careers in Federal Government.
Roll Call, resource for Capitol Hill news and information since 1955. Employment site includes public and private sector jobs.
- Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative
The Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative is a component of the Leadership Office of Senate Democratic Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), which assists Senate Democratic offices in building a diverse workforce.
- Tom Manatos Jobs
Job bank for Capitol Hill jobs. Sign-up for their daily newsletter and/or pay a small membership fee to access their full site.
- U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Offices
Find vacancies and upload your resume to the House Democrats’ Resume Bank. Utilizing this tool makes your information available to hundreds of hiring managers on the Hill.
- U.S. House of Representatives Employment Information
The U.S. House of Representatives employment opportunities website. Subscribe to the House Employment Bulletin.
- U.S. House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Submitting your resume will position you to be considered for one of the many job opportunities available. Submit your resume for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about applying to Member offices and/or to schedule an appointment with staff.
- U.S. House of Representatives Republican Offices Resume Bank
Utilizing this tool makes your information available to hundreds of hiring managers on the Hill.
- U.S. Senate Placement Office
The Placement Office assists Senators and Senate Committees with filling entry-level through professional staff vacancies by providing resumes of qualified candidates.
The United States Government’s official web portal comprises a comprehensive search engine alongside links to information on the US government divided by topic. It also provides a link for feedback posted regarding questions on the US government.
Federal government job listings.
- USAJOBS – Pathways and Other Internships
The Pathways Program includes federal government internship and employment opportunities for current students and recent graduates. The USAJOBS Federal Internship Portal also includes more federal government internship listings.
Opportunities in government in cities, counties, states, executive search firms, advertising agencies and other governmental jurisdictions. Non-profits also advertise on the site.
- Council of State Governments
Provides networking and policy analysis to state executive and legislative offices. General information and links to state web pages.
- National Conference of State Legislatures
A job clearinghouse for state legislature positions, both legal and non-legal, and public policy positions.
International Job Sites
General International Public Interest Sites
- International Affairs Network
Annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights, development, and more.
- NGOs in India
This provides descriptive lists of non-governmental organizations including contact information and career opportunities in India, sorted by practice area.
This site compiles factual data and analysis about NGOs, as well as links to relevant issues and international organizations.
- United States Department of Health & Human Services
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides general guidance for Americans living abroad, as well as updated information on safety and security issues.
- U.S. Department of State
Updated information from the U.S. Department of State about international civil and political unrest, crime rate, and terrorist activity.
- The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
Annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights, development, and more.
The Women in Dev is a platform that connects and unites women working at all levels and across all regions in the international development, global health, and social justice sectors.
International Public Interest Job Search and Funding Sites
- American Society of International Law (ASIL)
HLS students receive complimentary access to the ASIL Job Board, which includes postings on summer and semester internships, as well as full-time jobs related to international law. Create an account using your Harvard email address (an individual ASIL membership is not required).
- CARE USA
Job site for one of the world’s largest international development and relief organizations with jobs at all levels in countries throughout the world. Well-organized subcategories outline CARE USA domestic and international opportunities and how to apply for employment. However, the site provides no specific information on legal employment.
- Careers Representing America
Lists careers in the US Department of State. Provides information on the foreign and civil service.
- CDS International
CDS international is a non-profit organization that advances practical international training opportunities for young professionals, students, educators, etc. The site highlights internship, fellowship and other opportunities to live and work abroad.
- Council on Foundations
Membership organization of more than 2,000 grant-making foundations and giving programs worldwide. Good way to find out more about foundations, international work, etc and news.
- Council on International Educational Exchange
EU news and policy debates across languages.
Jobs in European Affairs Database.
- Foreign Policy Association Job Board
- Global Crossroad
- Global Jobs
Jobs for global professionals: NGO’s, Think Tanks, Government
- Human Rights Internet
Under “Jobs & Internships,” this site provides listings of openings in human rights and related areas. It also has links to other sites where you may find international job openings.
Provides links to over 8,000 nonprofit organizations, articles on current global news, and information on ways to engage with non-governmental organizations.
- Institute for Global Communication
Comprehensive site that links to job and volunteer opportunities. Click on “Job/Volunteer Opportunities.”
- Intern Abroad
- International Civil Service Commission
- International Job Vacancies
Contains a few legal announcements for current openings at the UN, World Bank, World Health Organization and NGOs throughout the world. (Click on Job Types and Legal Affairs for legal listings.)
- International Jobs Center
- Lawyers without Borders
- PSJD – Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities
This section of PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) offers a number of resources to assist you in searching and applying for international public interest opportunities.
- ReliefWeb: Humanitarian Vacancies
This site primarily contains non-legal job opportunities, but several legal jobs are included.
Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOS)
- Delegation of the European Court of Human Rights
- European Court of Human Rights (job recruitment/vacancy website)
- IFLANET: A Primer on Multi-National Organizations
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
Link to the ICC’s recruitment page.
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Labor Organization (ILO) employment opportunities listed by region and professional category.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Contains vacancy announcements, and information on fellowships and internships.
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Jobs with the U.N. and Inter-Governmental Organizations
- Organization of American States
- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Link to the OECD’s career page.
- Stanford University – Jonsson Library of Government Documents
Links to search engines for research on IGOs and NGOs.
- United Nations Children’s Fund
Information on United Children’s fund employment.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Overview of United Nations Development Program contains job shop. Human development program, sustainable development. Information and links.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
General information about and job opportunities with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – United Nations program.
- United Nations Careers Portal
Legal Affairs section lists clerkships, attorney and law-related jobs with the United Nations.
- United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Basic information about the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Also includes job openings.
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) site lists job opportunities.
- United Nations System
Links to most of the constituent UN organizations. Many organizations list their own vacancies, while still others are listed under the international civil service
- United Nations Volunteers
Updated news and information about volunteer opportunities with the UN and other organizations.
- World Food Programme (WFP)
World Food Program introduction with information about employment.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Homepage of the World Health Organization contains links to vacancy announcements.
Specialty Area Job Sites
Civil Rights / Civil Liberties
- Impact Fund’s mid-week jobs bulletin
It features postings from firms and legal non-profits with a civil rights focus at all experience levels: fellowships to senior attorneys. There’s no geographic focus but as the org is based in CA, so are many of the posts.
- Civil Rights – Civilrights.org
Described as a “social justice network,” this site contains information about policy developments in civil rights, a directory of civil rights organizations, and a small career center with information about permanent jobs, internships, and fellowships.
Criminal Prosecution and Defense
- HLS Public Defenders Specialty Guide
- HLS Local Prosecution Specialty Guide
- Public Defender – New York State Defenders Association
Provides support to New York’s criminal defense community. A small number of criminal defense jobs from all over the country are posted.
- National District Attorneys Association
Website for the National District Attorney’s Association. Click on “Employment”
Links to hundreds of district attorney sites across the country.
- University of California Berkeley School of Law – Capital Defense Internships and Jobs
Website of internships and jobs offered around the country in capital defense.
- Climate Change Careers
Search the latest jobs at organizations solving climate change, or the latest courses in climate science, renewable energy, electric vehicles and more.
Can search by job category, region, or keyword.
Available by subscription. Updated every two weeks and includes legislative and advocacy jobs.
Under “Green Dream Jobs” can search by job type, skill level, and state.
- PIRG Jobs & Opportunities
Provides a listing of openings with the state public interest research groups
Human Rights Law
- African Human Rights NGOs
This comprehensive site provides detailed organization information from a study conducted in 1994. Contact information may not be current.
- Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Job Board
Posts include human rights-related fellowships and employment opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
Links to human rights sites.
- Human Rights and Development
The site provides an annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights, and international development.
- Human Rights Internet
Under “Jobs & Internships” this site provides listings of openings in human rights and related areas. It also has links to other sites where you may find international job openings.
- Human Rights Organizations in Arab Countries
Links to international and national organizations working in the area of human rights in Arab countries.
- One World Online
News and views from over 1500 organizations working for human rights and sustainable development.
- Worldwide East Timor Human Rights Groups
This global list of East Timor Support and Solidarity Groups is arranged by name and country.
Immigration and Refugee Law
- African Development Bank
- Asian Development Bank
- The Center for Global Development
Policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. Focusing on policies of the U.S. and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries. Click on ABOUT CGD then click on Partnerships to find out about other participants in similar work.
International development jobs and consulting opportunities.
- InterAction NGO Job Board
Offers job postings for people seeking paid or volunteer positions — in the U.S. and abroad — with international relief and development agencies.
- European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
- Global Policy Forum
Offers internships and provides information on NGOs, globalization, and international development.
- Inter-American Development Bank
- International Development Law
Listings of vacancies within the organization.
- Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
Contains information on the graduate-level legal research group and internships in the field.
- Eldis Listings of International Development Jobs
Labor / Employment Law
- Legal Services Corporation
- National Legal Aid & Defender Association
- MIE Job Listings – jobs in the legal services community
Native American / Tribal Law
- National Native American Bar Association
- Turtle Talk
Provides legal and policy job listings for tribal courts, legal services organizations, and advocacy groups.
- ABAStanding Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service – Center for Pro Bono
- Pro Bono Institute
- Pro Bono Partnership
- Lawyers without Borders
Global association of lawyers dedicated to protecting human rights through pro bono work.
- Women’s Rights – The Feminist Majority
Job and internship listings for jobs within feminist and progressive organizations.
- Safe Horizon
Links to domestic national, state, local and a few international domestic violence resources.
- Association for Women’s Rights in Development
Job listings in international women’s human rights and sustainable development organizations. The site for the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) comprises a comprehensive collection of information about international law.
- Women Watch
Links, news, and relevant resources for Women Watch, part of the UN’s Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE).
- Directory of Associations for Women Lawyers
Published by the ABA, this directory contains listings of national, state, local, international, and multicultural organizations for women attorneys.