Career Opportunities

MALDEF offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities for qualified individuals who are ready and willing to work hard for justice.

Staff Attorney – Washington, DC

Posted July 31, 2019

Staff Attorney – Chicago, IL

Current as of July 29, 2019

Staff Attorney – San Antonio, TX

Current as of July 29, 2019

Legislative Staff Attorney – Sacramento, CA

Current as of July 29, 2019

Bilingual Legal Secretary – Los Angeles, CA

Current as of July 29, 2019


MALDEF offers valuable internship opportunities for dedicated individuals who want to get involved in MALDEF’s litigation, public policy, and community advocacy work. Law students are encouraged to apply for the competitive Law Clerk Summer Internship program. There are also internship opportunities available with the Parent School Partnership (PSP) program.


Development Internships – Los Angeles, CA

Parent School Partnership (PSP) Internships – Los Angeles, CA & Atlanta, GA

Communications Intern – Los Angeles, CA

Legal Internships – Various Locations

Policy Internships – Various Locations

Application Materials & Procedures

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and  3- to 5-page writing sample by email to Electronic documents should be in .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf format. Emails should include Your Full Name – Job Location, Job Title in the subject line. A separate application package is required for each position for which you wish to be considered.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

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