Public Defender Service – DC — summer internships in Civil Legal Services Group

March 27, 2015

DC PDS has three additional summer openings in the Civil Legal Services group:

  • The first is a special education spot, 1L or 2L but must have direct experience with special education, either in a previous internship/clinic/externship or in previous career (teaching/coordinating).
  • The second two slots are general civil positions, also open to 1Ls and 2Ls, demonstrated public interest commitment with special preference to candidates who have experience in civil legal services substantive area (housing, public benefits, family law etc).

The positions are paid unless the candidate is not a US citizen (no federal appropriations for non-citizens although there are a couple of exceptions) and they’ll have an exact figure once everyone is hired and outside sources of student funding have been ascertained.

Interested candidates should apply online via the PDS website ( under the ’employment’ tab. They are on a fast track, so if you’re interested, apply asap.


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