Staff Attorney

Disability Rights NC seeks an attorney licensed to practice in NC or eligible and willing to take the next bar exam with zero to five years’ experience to work on the Education Team, representing the interests of students with disabilities in grades preK – 12. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitment to public interest law and protecting the rights of people with disabilities, ability and willingness to seek and implement systemic change through legal and policy channels, and a strong work ethic. Experience representing students in special education and discipline matters a plus but not required.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Open until filled.  Click here for the job description.

Outreach Specialist

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. 

Experienced Investigators

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 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 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.