Career Opportunities

The Brandeis Center is always interested in reviewing candidates for various positions, including civil rights attorneys, fellows, clerks or interns. Unfortunately, due to the volume of inquiries, LDB generally cannot respond to candidates who are not selected for interviews. LDB is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Staff Attorney/ Staff Attorney

Location: Washington, D.C.  Telework available within the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Hours: Full time or part time arrangements available.

Hiring Institution: The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit civil rights organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all.

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Interns

Location: Washington, D.C. Telework available for Interns to work from alternative locations.

Term: Internships available for Summer, Fall semester, or Spring semester. Arrangements can be made for students on quarterly systems.

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Civil Rights Legal Fellows

Location: Washington, D.C. Telework available for Fellows who prefer to work from alternative locations.

Term: Standard term is six months, renewable for up to four terms.

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Civil Rights Legal Clerks

Location: Washington, D.C. Telework available for Clerk who prefer to work from alternative locations.

Term: Clerkships are available for the Summer term, for half-summer terms, or for one academic semester.

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Senior Staff Attorney/ Staff Attorney

Location: Washington, D.C.  Telework available within the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Hours: Full time or part time arrangements available.

Hiring Institution: The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit civil rights organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. LDB is primarily focused on combating campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism through research, education and legal advocacy.

Principal duties:  Staff Attorneys are responsible for managing a substantial docket of cases involving anti-Semitism and discrimination against Israeli students in American colleges and universities; delivering written and oral presentations to a variety of audiences; interviewing witnesses and potential complainants; researching substantive issues of federal and state law; conducting intake activities, including assessment of potential actions; preparing legal complaints, briefs, and related documents; researching and analyzing public policy issues; and delivering oral presentations to a variety of audiences. Additional duties may include working with law students to develop student groups focused on these issues; interacting with complainants, witnesses, government officials, public interest advocates, other nonprofit organizations, university administrators, activists and/or the public; assisting in the preparation of conferences, workshops, lectures and symposia; preparing continuing legal education materials; developing public policy white papers and related policy materials; and generally providing trusted legal and policy support. Senior Staff Attorney is also responsible for supervising the work of other attorneys and assistants.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have a J.D. and excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school and maintain the highest standards of integrity; maintain membership in the District of Columbia bar; exhibit excellence in legal analysis and writing; and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude.  Significant litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in LDB’s mission are preferred for Staff Attorney and required for Senior Staff Attorney.

Compensation: Non-profit market competitive.

General: Position is dependent on budget availability.  Funding based on annually renewable grant.

Travel: Substantial travel required.

Application Process and Timing: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please send inquiries and/or a resume by electronic mail to info@brandeiscenter.com, together with a letter describing your interest in the position, a writing sample, and a list of references.  We regret that only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls or faxes, please.

Interns

Location: Washington, D.C. Telework available for Interns to work from alternative locations.

Term: Internships available for Summer, Fall semester, or Spring semester. Arrangements can be made for students on quarterly systems.

Principal duties: Working directly under the supervision of the Brandeis Center’s President, Interns’ duties are likely to include some combination of the following: drafting press releases, writing blog entries, researching grant opportunities, preparing development memoranda, drafting correspondence, and preparing grant applications. Some data entry may be required.

Qualifications: Interest in nonprofit organizations. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Experience with Microsoft Word is required and Excel is preferred. Ability to carry 20 pounds.

Compensation: Position is unpaid.

Application Process and Timing: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume by electronic mail to info@brandeiscenter.com. After resume review, the Brandeis Center may request two writing samples demonstrating writing ability and relevant analytic skills, as well a list of references. No phone calls or faxes, please.
The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., is an equal employment employer.

Civil Rights Legal Fellows

Location: Washington, D.C. Telework available for Fellows who prefer to work from alternative locations.

Term: Standard term is six months, renewable for up to four terms.

Principal duties: Depending on skills, interest and abilities, Fellows’ duties are likely to include some combination of the following: interviewing witnesses and potential complainants; researching substantive issues of federal and state law; analyzing legislative, regulatory, and other public policy issues; drafting legal memoranda and policy materials; assisting in the preparation of scholarly writings and practical guides; writing editorial submissions for news periodicals and blogs; conducting intake activities, including assessment of potential actions; preparing legal complaints, briefs, and related documents; delivering oral presentations to a variety of audiences; and engaging in social media activities. Additional duties include interacting with complainants, witnesses, government officials, public interest advocates, other nonprofit organizations, university administrators, activists and/or the public; assisting in the preparation of conferences, workshops, lectures and symposia; preparing continuing legal education materials; and generally providing trusted legal and policy support.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school and maintain the highest standards of integrity; exhibit excellence in legal analysis, policy analysis and writing; and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude.

Compensation: Position is unpaid.

Application Process and Timing: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume by electronic mail to info@brandeiscenter.com. After resume review, the Brandeis Center may request two writing samples demonstrating writing ability and relevant analytic skills, as well a list of references. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., is an equal employment employer.

Civil Rights Legal Clerks

Location: Washington, D.C. Telework available for Clerk who prefer to work from alternative locations.

Term: Clerkships are available for the Summer term, for half-summer terms, or for one academic semester.
Principal duties: Depending on skills, interest and abilities, Clerk’s duties are likely to include some combination of the following: researching substantive issues of federal and state law; analyzing legislative, regulatory, and other public policy issues; drafting legal memoranda and policy materials; assisting in the preparation of scholarly writings and practical guides; writing editorial submissions for news periodicals and blogs; assisting in the preparation of legal complaints, briefs, and related documents; and engaging in social media activities. Additional duties include interacting with complainants, witnesses, government officials, public interest advocates, other nonprofit organizations, university administrators, and/or the public; assisting in the preparation of conferences, workshops, lectures and symposia; preparing continuing legal education materials; and generally providing trusted legal and policy support.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials from an ABA-accredited law school and maintain the highest standards of integrity; exhibit excellence in legal analysis, policy analysis and writing; and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude.
Travel: Extensive travel may be required up to 80%.
Compensation: Position is unpaid.
Application Process and Timing: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume by electronic mail to info@brandeiscenter.com. After resume review, the Brandeis Center may request two writing samples demonstrating writing ability and relevant analytic skills, as well a list of references. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., is an equal employment employer.