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The Disability Law Center is interested in recruiting legal and non-legal interns who wish to gain experience with an organization that provides advocacy for individuals with disabilities.

The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  DLC is a private, non-profit organization mandated by the Federal Government to provide legal assistance to Massachusetts residents with disabilities.  DLC’s mission is to promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities so that they may participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts.

Legal Interns

Legal interns will work on active DLC cases.  This work will include performing legal research, writing legal memoranda, participation in client meetings, and otherwise participating in substantive legal work.    Lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff all have a hand in attending to our clients, and are all equally respected.  DLC has an open door policy whereby interns are given ample opportunity to interact with our entire staff on any legal issue.  Please see our Priorities Page for more information on our legal work.

Non-Legal Interns

DLC is also seeking interns to work on our fundraising and outreach efforts.  Below are just some of the tasks involved in these two very important initiatives to build support in the community.


  • Assist with creating a fundraising plan
  • Assist with event planning for the annual fundraiser
  • Assist with designing the invitation and program booklet
  • Editing
  • Contacting past donors and asking for donations
  • Some proposal writing – for example, working on the donation form for a larger company
  • Assist with the Boston Marathon fundraiser
  • Mailing list upkeep
  • Donor tracking


  • Assist with outreach to minority groups in Massachusetts for trainings and conferences
  • Contact other service agencies to inform them of DLC and the trainings in order to increase attendance


Summer 2010 law student and non-legal internship positions have been filled. If you would like to intern in Fall 2010 or later, please send your resume to

The Disability Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, race or disability.  Bilingual candidates encouraged.