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Expand access to justice for low-income Philadelphians

Join our Team

We leverage the powerful resources of the community to provide quality volunteer legal services and ensure access to justice for low-income Philadelphians. Our team recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services.

Ready to make a difference?

VIP’s team is dedicated to its mission and enjoys an outstanding team atmosphere, generous employee benefits, and a diverse work environment.  Ideal candidates are passionate about access to justice, committed to volunteerism, self-motivated, and resourceful.

Philadelphia VIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
 

I’m passionate about advocacy work, and VIP provides a unique opportunity that allows me to serve my community every day.

Job Openings

Staff Attorney

Reporting to the Supervising Attorney, the Staff Attorney supports volunteer attorneys and clients living in poverty who face critical legal needs, with an emphasis on landlord-tenant law but also in other areas of civil law such as torts, consumer, guardianship, name changes, homeownership/tangled title, mortgage foreclosure, and family law.

Priority Deadline: November 27, 2020

Foster, Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship

Are you a recent law school graduate? Join VIP for a 12-week, full-time, paid fellowship in the fall!

The Foster, Flowers and Ziomek Legal Fellowship – named for three Philadelphia lawyers admired for their commitment to pro bono, mentoring, and collegiality in the profession – is a paid opportunity designed to provide a recent law school graduate with a strong foundation to begin a legal career in Philadelphia.

The Fellow supports VIP’s work in the many areas where our clients face critical legal needs, including: consumer, family law, guardianship, landlord-tenant, immigration, tax, tort defense, homeownership, mortgage foreclosure, nonprofit, and small business.

Fellowship Opportunities

Currently there are no available fellowship opportunities.  Please check back in the spring to apply for the Fall 2021 Foster, Flowers, and Ziomek Legal Fellowship.

AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Contribute your talents to VIP with a year of service!

AmeriCorps VISTA members serve one-year terms with VIP to expand our capacity to recruit and retain volunteers and represent low-income clients.  Each VISTA member focuses on a particular project, such as Philadelphia’s tangled title epidemic, the emerging eviction crisis, or volunteer engagement.

AmeriCorps VISTA Program

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities

Overview of 2020 VISTA Member Benefits

Currently there are no AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities available.  Please check back in the spring.

The Internship Experience

Become a valued member of the VIP team!

VIP offers unpaid internship opportunities during the spring, fall, and summer semesters for both law students and undergraduate students.

Our Interns

  • Develop knowledge and skills across a range of legal topic areas
  • Build relationships with VIP staff, local attorneys, and the public interest community
  • Gain insights into nonprofit management, development, and communications
  • Receive professional development and mentorship
 
 
Natima Neily, Legal Intern

My time with Philly VIP was an opportunity to work with a team dedicated to connecting the Philadelphia community and leveraging it's resources, gain exposure to a broad variety of civil legal cases, and learn about current issues as they're developing.

Internship Opportunities

Philadelphia VIP has two open internship opportunities for the upcoming spring semester. Please click the links below to learn more.

Operations & Outreach Internship

Nonprofit & Small Business Internship