»Public Interest Hiring

In exploring public interest career paths you need to fully research the field.  Below are websites, handbooks, and other resources you will find helpful in your search.   

Websites:

PSJD.org:  Useful resources for students looking into Public Interest, Government, and International opportunities.  PSJD allows students to search for academic year and summer internships by geographic location and subject matter.  PSJD also includes post-graduate fellowship opportunities, a fellowship guide, and full-time public interest job listings as well.  Students can also receive job-postings in their inbox daily or weekly.  PSJD includes many handbooks and helpful tips for preparing a resume and for preparing for interviews.  PSJD also includes practice guides for areas such as Environmental Law, GLBT Rights, and Immigration Advocacy. 

NLADA.org:  Directory of Legal Aid and Defenders Offices.

EqualJusticeWorks.org:  Information on post-graduate fellowships or AmeriCorps, SummerCorps programs and applications, the EJW annual conference and career fair, and debt reduction. 

Idealist.org:  Website for jobs related to social justice. 

Probono.net:  Links volunteers to local, regional, and national pro bono opportunities. 

Californiaprobono.org/socal:  Links volunteers to local pro bono opportunities. 

One-justice.org:  Southern California’s Public Interest Clearinghouse. 

Handbooks:

Arizona Public Policy Handbook

PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide:  Located in the CSO.

Salary and Loan Repayment Info: 

NALP Jobs & JDs Employment Salaries of New Law Graduates:  Located in the CSO.

AskHeatherJarvis.com:  Interactive site where students and graduates can ask Heather Jarvis, national student loan expert, general or individual questions on loan forgiveness and available programs. 

EqualJusticeWorks.org Provides current students and graduates with information on loan repayment options including CCRAA and income based repayment. 

U.S. Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information Page

U.S. Department of Education Income-Based Repayment Information Page

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