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Join our team and expand access to justice in Philadelphia

Join our Team

Philadelphia VIP is a nonprofit that recruits and supports volunteer attorneys to represent low-income Philadelphians who face critical legal issues, but cannot afford a lawyer.

Our permanent staff team consists of attorneys, case managers, and other professionals and is highly collaborative, creative, and passionate about our capacity-building model of service. VIP also hosts law student interns, undergraduate interns, and attorney fellows.

Job openings at VIP

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.

Small Business Coordinator

Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the Small Business Coordinator leads VIP’s Community Economic Development Initiative, which matches small businesses and nonprofits with volunteer attorneys who provide pro bono legal advice and transactional representation.

The position is full-time and exempt, with a salary range of $50,000-$58,000, based on experience and languages spoken. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority give to those received by September 9, 2022.

Internships at VIP

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

Currently, there are no available internship opportunities. Please check Symplicity or Handshake for future postings.

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.

Currently, there are no available fellowship opportunities. Please check back in the spring to apply for the fall 2023 position.