General Summary: Work statewide to coordinate initiatives designed to promote voter engagement among people with disabilities and the work of Disability Rights NC and its services to the disability community. Conduct non-partisan trainings and presentations to educate people with disabilities, the general public, and elected officials about the rights of people with disabilities. Register people with disabilities to vote. Click here for the full job description.
Disability Rights North Carolina seeks experienced investigators for a newly-funded permanent statewide program that will focus on conducting financial reviews of individuals and agencies who serve as Representative Payees for people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration. Ideal candidates will have experience in reviewing and understanding financial documents, a commitment to protecting the rights of people with disabilities and an ability to interview people with disabilities in a variety of settings, including institutions, psychiatric hospitals, work places and homes. This position requires extensive travel. Successful candidates must undergo a security clearance process.
Any applicant who recently applied to our Investigator/Advocate job posting who would like to be considered for this position should send an email to email@example.com with an explanation. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.
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. We can offer students a variety of experiences both in and out of the office 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.
If interested, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in disability law to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 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.