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

Current as of October 15, 2019

Administrative Assistant – Sacramento, CA

Current as of October 15, 2019

Staff Attorney – Chicago, IL

Current as of October 15, 2019

Staff Attorney – San Antonio, TX

Current as of October 15, 2019

Legislative Staff Attorney – Sacramento, CA

Current as of October 15, 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 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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