University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Public Interest Job Resources


  • Open to 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Public interest employers rarely have the funding to do expansive fall recruiting. Instead, they rely on the initiative of the job seekers.
  • They seek students who have the passion and compassion for providing representation to the underserved.
  • Even though some of the summer jobs are not paid, they still can be very competitive. Don't assume that public interest jobs are a "backup" if you can't find another job. Plan early.
  • Public interest lawyers have the highest job satisfaction of all practicing lawyers.

How to find a public interest job

International human rights opportunities

Human Rights USA Resource Center
United Nations Development Program
United Nations Employment
Human Rights Job Board
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)