Employment with Us

Advocate (Temporary)

This temporary position was created as a part of a grant-funded project to address abuse of special education students in separate classrooms and separate settings in the public schools. The person hired to fill this position will be an integral part of this project. He or she will help us respond to complaints of abuse and neglect of students in separate settings by visiting those settings to monitor the treatment of students with disabilities and investigate allegations of abuse and improper restrictive interventions. Find the full job description here.

Disability Law Fellowship (24 months)

Disability Rights North Carolina will hire a Disability Law Fellow to begin employment in August 2018. The Fellowship was created by a private foundation in 2015 to increase opportunities for attorneys to develop their interest and expertise in protecting the legal rights of people with disabilities. The Disability Law Fellow will be an attorney with 0-3 years of experience who has demonstrated an interest in and commitment to public interest law and protecting the rights of people with disabilities. The fellow will work with our Community Access Team, which advocates for equal access in employment, higher education, public programs and services, and public accommodations.

Application closing date: April 6, 2018. Learn more about the fellowship and how to apply.

Law Student Externships and Semester Internships

Disability Rights NC has year-round opportunities for students to work with us. Students in law school and schools of social work have worked with us during the school year and summer for credit. We regularly work with pro bono programs at area law schools to recruit students to staff projects throughout the year. We also are open to undergraduate volunteers, depending on experience.

Law Student Summer Internships

Each summer, we hire four law students. Because we represent clients with all types of disabilities statewide on a wide range of issues including education, public benefits, disability civil rights, employment, housing, voting access and accessibility, we can offer students a variety of experiences both in and out of the office. If interested, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in disability law and resume to tadra.martin@disabilityrightsnc.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but if you attend either UNC School of Law or NC Central School of Law, please check with your Career Services Office about on-campus interviews and submit your application through that process. The position is unpaid, so we encourage students to explore grant funding through their law school.

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