Clerkships, Fellowships & Internships

Join us in making a difference in people’s lives! Develop your lawyering skills and become part of a long line of accomplished and dedicated advocates committed to public interest legal work.

Since 1968, we have pursued our mission to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, low-income persons, immigrants and refugees by challenging systemic conditions that threaten these rights. As a clerk, fellow or intern, you will be engaged in hands-on work utilizing a range of strategies including policy advocacy, impact litigation and direct services. Through work in one of our three program areas—Community Empowerment/Economic Justice; Immigrant Justice; and Racial Justice—you will serve as a critical member of our team.

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellowship

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights fellowship for attorneys is a signature endeavor of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, which lasts for a three-year term, with possible extension. The Lawyers’ Committee views the causes we champion as broadly related to positions and ethical stances taken by Justice Thurgood Marshall during his distinguished legal career. This fellowship is designed for an attorney who has practiced for a minimum of three years and has a demonstrated commitment to civil rights law. It is our hope that the fellowship will enhance the Fellow’s understanding of civil rights law and prepare the Fellow for a career of promoting social justice. Apply here.