Career Opportunities

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

Staff Attorney – Los Angeles, CA

Current as of 10/16/20

Staff Attorney – Chicago, IL

Current as of 10/16/20

Staff Attorney – Washington, DC

Current as of 10/16/20


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 Internship – Los Angeles, CA


Parent School Partnership Internship – Various Locations


Communications Internship – Los Angeles, CA


Legal Internship


Policy Internship

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 and 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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