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Investigator/Advocate

Disability Rights North Carolina seeks an experienced Investigator/Advocate to conduct investigations and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities.  The ideal candidate will have a commitment to protecting the rights of people with disabilities, an ability to interview people with disabilities and observe conditions in a variety of settings, including institutions, group homes, schools, psychiatric hospitals and work places, as well as analyze complex factual situations.  Click here for the job description.

Staff Attorney (Special Education)

Disability Rights NC seeks an attorney licensed to practice in North Carolina with two to five years' experience in special education law (grades K - 12) to work on the Education Team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitment to public interest law and protecting the rights of people with disabilities, significant experience representing students in special education and discipline matters that include successful administrative filings with the NC Department of Public Instruction and/or NC Office of Administrative Hearings, and ability and willingness to seek and implement systemic change through legal and policy channels. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 5:00 pm on May 27, 2018. Open until filled. Read job description and application instructions here.

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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