Public Interest Job Search Resources
Public interest law spans a wide variety of practice areas and settings, but shares the common goal of providing legal services to under-represented populations and issues. Listen to Cynthia Cornelius (JD ’12) and her colleague Beth Johnson at Cabrini Green Legal Aid share their powerful stories of why they work in public interest law.
Students interested in pursuing a public interest career should sign up for the CSO Public Interest Law TWEN Group to receive periodic email announcements about upcoming events or job opportunities.
- Links to Public Interest Organizations
Links to the websites of various public interest organizations.
An online resource connecting public interest law job seekers with their ideal opportunities. The Job Seeker User Guide has step-by-step directions that will walk you through registration, finding resources, running simple and advanced job searches, setting up Email Alerts and Favorites, and more.
- Summer Programs & Funding
Opportunities to receive funding for otherwise unpaid public interest internships.
- School Year Programs & Funding
Opportunities to work in the public interest sector during the academic year.
RESUME & COVER LETTER TIPS
- Sample Public Interest Resumes & Cover Letters
This handout offers a specific job posting followed by a resume and cover letter that have been tailored to apply to the position.
- Good/Better Sample Cover Letters
This handout offers a cover letter written for a specific position (the "good" cover letter), incorporates track changes, and gives a final product (the "better" cover letter).
- Public Interest Summer Job Search Webinars
FUNDING & DEBT RELIEF
- Student Debt Relief
Information on debt relief programs for those who pursue public interest careers.
- Fellowships and Funding for Post-Graduate Public Interest Opportunities
Information for students interested in applying for post-graduate fellowships.
PUBLIC INTEREST JOB FAIRS