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OPIA Job Feeds and Databases

OPIA Job Feeds and Databases

General Public Interest Legal and Nonprofit Job Sites

General Public Interest Legal and Nonprofit Job Sites

General Public Interest

  • 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.
  • PSJD
    PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) is the online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest opportunities and information on public interest careers.
  • Washington Council of Lawyers Public Interest Job Clearinghouse Digests
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • JACK
    Jobs and Careers for the Kennedy School (contact OPIA at opia@law.harvard.edu for login information)

General Nonprofit

Government Job Sites

Government Job Sites

Federal Government

  • USA.gov
    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
  • Careersingovernment.com
    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.
  • GovSpot
    Provides fact sheets and information on all branches of the US government, links to government employment and grant opportunities as well as news articles on current events and policies.
  • Hillzoo
    Democratic Hill jobs, Republican Hill jobs, off-the-hill jobs for political, lobbying and policy/legislative jobs.
  • 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.
  • RCJobs.com
    Roll Call, resource for Capitol Hill news and information since 1955. Employment site includes public and private sector jobs.
  • USA.gov
    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.
  • USAJOBS
    Federal government job listings and library databases. Contains a searchable database of abstracts of open U.S. federal government jobs.
  • USAJOBS – Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers
    The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service.
  • Making the Difference
    Another online source for federal government jobs in all fields.

State Government

  • GovtJobs.com
    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

International Job Sites

General International Public Interest Sites

International Public Interest Job Search and Funding Sites

  • 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.
  • EurActiv
    EU news and policy debates across languages.

Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)

Specialty Area Job Sites

Specialty Area Job Sites

Children’s Rights

HLS Children’s Specialty Guide

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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.
  • Libertarian – LibertyGuide.com
    Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, and described as the ultimate e-guide to liberty, it has a host of resources including summer and permanent jobs. Also has links to libertarian groups including legal organizations.
  • 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

International Development

Labor/Employment Law

Public Administration

Environmental Law

Immigration and Refugee Law

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.
  • Derechos
    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 USA Resource Center
    Under “Training/Field Opportunities” this site of the University of Minnesota contains a few job listings and numerous links to other human rights job postings.
  • Human Rights Organizations in Arab Countries
    The site provides 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.

Political Campaigns

  • Campaign 2020 Job Boards and Contacts

Legal Services

Pro Bono

Women’s Rights

  • 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.

Native American Law

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