Career Opportunities

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


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


Parent School Partnership (PSP) Internships



Communications Intern – Los Angeles, CA



Legal Internships



Policy Internships



Application Materials & Procedure

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and  3- to 5-page writing sample by email or U.S. Mail. 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. Send to or MALDEF Attn: Human Resources 634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

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