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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 leveraging model of service. VIP’s team also includes law student interns and attorney fellows.

Job Opening: Pro Bono Case Manager

Pro Bono Case Managers play a critical role in VIP’s volunteer-based service model. Focusing on a variety of legal issues, Pro Bono Case Managers have primary responsibility for preparing cases for placement with volunteer attorneys, matching clients with volunteers, and providing logistical support to attorneys and clients throughout the life of the case.

Click here to read the full job description and apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Job Opening: Director of Operations

Reporting to the Executive Director, and serving on the Management Team, the Director of Operations leads VIP’s personnel, labor relations, and office operations, to help VIP fulfill its mission – leveraging the powerful resources of the community to provide quality volunteer legal services and ensure access to justice for low-income Philadelphians.

Click here to read the full job description and apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by Monday, February 12, 2024.

Job Opening: Staff Attorney

Reporting to a Supervising Attorney, this Staff Attorney will support VIP’s low-income clients facing critical legal needs, and recruit, train and support volunteer attorneys. While this position will support an array of case types, the primary focus will be on landlord-tenant matters.

Click here to read the full job description and apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by Friday, February 2, 2024.

Internship Opportunity: Summer 2024

VIP offers paid internship opportunities during the spring, fall, and summer semesters for law 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
  • Receive professional development and mentorship

Applications are open for summer 2024 legal interns! Click here to learn more.

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.

There are currently no open fellowship positions.