Jobs & Internships


The Center for WorkLife Law is not currently hiring for any full-time positions.

Internship Opportunities

For Law Students

The Center for WorkLife Law, housed at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, is hiring two law fellows for the Center’s summer internship program.

Our Work

The Center for WorkLife Law is a nonprofit advocacy and research organization that seeks to advance gender and racial equality in the workplace and in education. The Center has been a pioneer in the field of Family Responsibilities Discrimination (FRD), a form of employment discrimination against workers based on their family caregiver status. The 2020 legal fellowship with WorkLife Law is particularly well-suited for students with an interest in employment law, education law, workers’ rights, and/or gender equity.

Our current initiatives include legal and policy advocacy to promote the rights of pregnant and breastfeeding employees; the Pregnant Scholar resource center on pregnancy and parenting in higher education; research on how gender bias differs by race and class; social science research on interrupting bias in the legal profession, STEM, and other industries; and programs and best practices for advancing women leaders.

The Fellowships

Summer fellows are involved in all aspects of the Center’s work, including participating in strategy sessions, researching law and policy, and contributing to articles and reports. In particular, fellows will be working with the Center’s team of FRD attorneys, supporting their efforts to prevent and respond to discrimination against workers and students who are pregnant or family caregivers. Fellows will gain experience in legal research and writing relating to employment and anti-discrimination law. Under the guidance of the Center’s attorneys, fellows typically produce a significant piece of written work, usually in the form of a legal research memo.

WorkLife Law staff is dedicated to providing professional mentorship to summer interns, including by conducting a mock legal job interview and hosting professional development and networking events. Fellows also attend the Center’s special events, including a three-day leadership skills training for women in law.

Summer interns are paid, and expected to commit to 10 weeks of full-time work. 2L and 1L law school students are invited to apply.

To Apply 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and (unofficial or official) law school transcript here. The Center will begin reviewing applications by October 15, 2019.

The Center for WorkLife Law is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.   


Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please email to inquire. Be sure to include a copy of your resume.


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