Jobs and Internships

What better way to get involved with CCR than working here? Openings for fellowships, our Ella Baker Internship Program, other unpaid internships and staff positions are listed here. CCR is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people.


Over the past 24 years, CCR has trained the next generation of "people's lawyers" through its renowned Ella Baker Summer Internship Program. The program is designed for students in their first or second year of law school. During the summer, law students assist CCR attorneys with their case loads while taking part in educational seminars and talks (more about the Ella Baker Program).

CCR offers internships throughout the year in its Legal, Communications, and Development departments to law school, graduate, undergraduate, and high school students on an as-needed basis, for which school credit may be offered when appropriate. Generally, term-time internship opportunities will be posted, with application instructions, in the middle of the preceding semester. Please check this page regularly as internships will be posted here – at the bottom of this page – first.


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 Bertha Justice Fellowships. The Bertha Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for emerging lawyers who are interested in gaining both practical experience working on CCR cases and a theoretical understanding of how legal advocacy can create social change. We have selected four (4) incoming Fellows for 2016 to 2018.  We will post their names and biographies upon their arrival in September 2016. For more information on our Bertha Justice Institute, please click here.


CCR offers limited volunteer opportunities on an as-needed basis. Here are a couple of volunteer opportunities that occur on a monthly basis that might be of interest:

  1. CCR hosts monthly volunteering sessions (on a weekday) for people interested in helping with general office tasks, mainly stuffing envelopes and sending out mass mailings.
  2. CCR and the National Lawyers Guild host a monthly mailing party (on a weekday evening) of our Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook.The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook (JLH) is a resource for prisoners who wish to file claims that their Constitutional rights have been violated while in prison.

If you are interested, please contact us, and list "Volunteer at CCR" as your reason. If you have not already, we urge you to sign up for our email list to learn about upcoming events, action opportunities, and educational initiatives.


CCR offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We hope you will review the current job openings and encourage you to check this page regularly, as new positions are posted here first.

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    September 30, 2016
    The Advocacy Program Manager (APM) will collaborate with CCR staff and our allies on dynamic advocacy campaigns and initiatives that advance CCR’s organizational mission and support CCR’s clients,...
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    September 15, 2016
    The Executive Associate will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and the Legal Director. For the Executive Director, this includes working closely with the organization’s Senior...
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    September 8, 2016
    Under direction of the Associate Director of Development, and consistent with the departmental plans, the Senior Major Gifts Officer is responsible for implementing all aspects of Major Gift program...
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    September 30, 2016
    CCR seeks a dynamic, creative Staff Attorney with 4-7 years of litigation experience. While this attorney may ultimately work on a broad range of the Center’s litigation and advocacy campaigns, CCR...
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    September 29, 2016
    Come work with other fierce social justice warriors! From taking on the NYPD’s racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk program to challenging indefinite detention at Guantánamo, the Center for...

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February 5, 2016