Websites For Positions In Government & Public Interest Organizations

The following websites may lead you to positions for lawyers or to law-related work, as well as to information on various government agencies.

Federal Jobs Central
Searchable database of information on federal job openings.

USA Jobs
Official U.S. government site for jobs and employment information. Job listings and summer job information. Note that not all agencies recruit through this OPM site.

Primary federal government webpage. Links to agencies, job listings state by state.

U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
Provides overview of the many legal employment opportunities and benefits available at the Department of Justice for law students, entry-level attorneys, and experienced attorneys in virtually every area of legal practice.

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Official website of U.S. PTO.

America’s Job Bank
Searchable database of thousands of job postings and millions of employers in legal and non-legal fields. Job searching tools and resources.

United States Office of Personnel Management
The federal government’s human resources agency.

Yahoo’s Government Resources
Select “U.S. Government” for links to the Federal Executive, Legislative and Judicial
Branches, as well as to other government agencies and resources.

State and Local Government on the Net
The links to state government websites is a great way to look for state government jobs. Contains fairly extensive links to California State and local government sites.

These websites may be used to find law-related positions with public interest, non-profit, and political organizations:

A database listing hundreds of semester, summer and permanent public interest internships, jobs, volunteer opportunities and fellowships nationwide. The most complete fellowship listings available.

Equal Justice Works
Information on public interest law, summer jobs and post-graduation opportunities.

Essential Information Home Page
Activism website. Offers links to a number of public interest organizations.

Public Interest Clearinghouse
Resources include fellowship information, loan repayment, job searching and directory of legal services programs in California and Nevada.
Search engine for thousands of organizations, resources, and hundreds of job opportunities in 153 countries.

Open Society Institute
Information on grants, scholarships, and fellowships in criminal justice.

Foundation Center
Site contains great information on the nuts and bolts of writing funding proposals and how to target specific funding agencies and organizations.

Alliance for Justice
A national association of nearly sixty public interest organizations that advocate for civil rights, social justice, individual privacy, consumer and environmental protections.

Monday Lobby Group
Links to political and policy organizations. Directory of organizations in environmental, human needs, peace, security, political reform, human rights, telecommunications and other areas. Click on “other organizations” for directory

Claims to be the largest internship site on the web with more than 3,000 organizations offering internships for college and law students. Paid registration required.

Public Interest Research Group
National network of state-based nonprofit organizations that advocate on behalf of the public interest. PIRG fellowships and job opportunities posted.

National Fair Housing Advocate
Provides job listings for those interested in fair housing issues.

Community Career Center
Listings of nonprofit jobs.

Searchable database of organizations doing work in human rights, economic development, relief, environmental protection, etc. Go to "Partners" link. Some internship programs which accommodate law students available.

Opportunity NOC’S
Non-profit organization job listings. Some legal jobs listed.
Site by Legal Aid Association of California. Searchable job postings and pro bono opportunities.

National Legal Aid and Defender Association
National job postings in civil legal services, defender organizations, pro bono, and public interest organizations, law firms and academia.

By: Karen Anderson

Date: 07/13/22