Location: Washington, DC
Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time 

Demand Justice Initiative seeks a law student to serve as a paid Law Clerk to help with research and writing projects, along with some administrative and logistical tasks. They will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of our work, from issue campaigns to coalition management and stakeholder engagement.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Conduct legal and policy research, draft memoranda, and support research and drafting of public education materials, such as fact sheets and talking points
  • Research nominees and confirmed judges in order to better inform partner organizations and the public at-large
  • Aid with administrative and logistical tasks as necessary, including helping with possible event planning and execution

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Demonstrated interest in our courts and the judiciary
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with strong research and writing skills
  • Well-organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Eager to learn and engage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others
  • Current law student
  • Commitment to Demand Justice Initiative’s mission

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Prior experience in the progressive advocacy community and/or on Capitol Hill

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Law Clerk Applicant” in the subject line.


Demand Justice is dedicated to building a team of diverse individuals and committed to providing a workplace of mutual respect and inclusion. 

New Venture Fund Careers 

Demand Justice is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.